KARACHI: A very Severe Cyclonic Storm (VSCS) ‘Cyclone Kyarr’ developed in the east-central Arabian sea and moving towards west-northwestward to Salalah (Oman) currently some 750km southwest of Karachi and coastal belt of Pakistan.
Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) issued an advisory about Cyclone ‘Kyarr’
“The Super Cyclonic Storm over East-central Arabian Sea has moved further west-northwestward during last 12 hours and now lay centered at 0800 PST of 28th October, 2019 near Lat 18.3°N and Long 65.2°E with maximum sustained surface winds of 230-240 kmph gusting 265 kmph, at about 745 km southwest of Karachi and 1180 km east of Salalah (Oman). The Super Storm Kyarr is likely to move further northwestwards towards Oman coast during the next few days. Currently, none of the Pakistan coastal areas is under direct threat from this system. However, under its influence scattered DS/TS-rain is expected in lower Sindh and along Makran Coast during Wednesday-Friday. Fishermen are advised not to venture in deep-sea from today.”
Tropical Cyclone Warning Center of PMD is regularly monitoring the intensity and track of this Tropical Cyclone.
The Cyclone Kyarr caused an unusual situation in Karachi which is expected to move further towards Salalah, Oman from tonight.
Around 185 houses have been effected as seawater entered in the coastal belt of Karachi in Ibrahim Hyderi, Rehri Goth, Lath Basti in Rehri Bin Wasim Town and nearly 500 people have been evacuated.
The footage from DHA Phase 8 Golf Club drowning due to severe tides due to the Cyclone Kyarr hits Karachi.
Karachi to receive rainfall once the cyclone kyarr moves from its path.