KARACHI WEATHER UPDATE: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has issued a warning of torrential rain and storms in Karachi and other areas along the coastal strip of Sindh and Makran due to the possible threat and formation of Cyclone Shaheen in the Arabian Sea.
According to the Meteorological Department, there is chance of a deep depression by tonight while there is strong possibility of hurricane tomorrow morning due to Cyclone Shaheen. The system is moving at a speed of 20KM per hour and the depression is currently at a distance of 240KM from Karachi, 200KM from Thatta and 410KM from Ormara.
Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert in the Northeast Arabian Sea#Torrential #Rains and Squally Winds along #Sindh–#Makran Coast#Cyclone #CycloneGulab #CycloneShaheen https://t.co/1LF1dXvSIJ pic.twitter.com/5odE89VYP0— Pak Met Department محکمہ موسمیات (@pmdgov) September 30, 2021
The Department added that wind speeds could reach up to 80KMPH during his period and there is high chance of heavy rain in Karachi and other coastal areas due to Cyclone Shaheen. The Meteorological Department has also advised fishermen to refrain from venturing into the water until the weather in Karachi and other coastal areas stablizes.
Earlier Pakistan Meteorological Department advised the authorities concerned to remain alert as widespread rain and strong windstorm is expected in Karachi and other places of Sindh and Balochistan during the next two to three days. The Met Office informed that the well-marked low-pressure currently lying over south Gujarat, India is likely to move north-westward and cause a depression in Arabian Sea and the possible generation of Cyclone Shaheen by Friday.
Under the influence of this weather system, widespread rain-wind-thunderstorms with scattered heavy or very heavy falls, extremely heavy at times, accompanied with squally winds are likely in almost entire Sindh, including Karachi from today till Saturday and in Gwadar, Lasbela, Awaran, Kech, Khuzdar, Kalat and Panjgur districts of Balochistan till Sunday.
Furthermore, the torrential rains may generate urban flooding in Karachi, Badin, Thatta, Hyderabad, Dadu, Mirpurkhas, Shaheed Benazirabad, Lasbela, Sonmiani, Ormara, Pasni, Gwadar, Turbat and Jiwani.
PMD Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre in Karachi is closely monitoring the system and updates regarding the weather changes as a result of Cyclone Shaheen.
#PMD Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre, #Karachi is closely monitoring the system and updates will be issued accordingly.— Pak Met Department محکمہ موسمیات (@pmdgov) September 30, 2021
All concerned Authorities are requested to remain High ALERT during the forecast period and keep them abreast for update through PMD website.
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