Phet not, cyclone delayed to Sunday

Published: June 3, 2010
Cyclone Phet as seen through satellite.

Cyclone Phet as seen through satellite.

KARACHI: The tropical cyclone Phet which was earlier to hit coastal areas of Pakistan on Friday is now expected to approach on Sunday after re-curving from the Oman coastal belt.

According to the 6th cyclone warning of the meteorological department issued on Thursday, the cyclone is likely to hit Oman coastal area first in next six hours and expected to remain stationary over there for 24 hours.

It further said that the cyclone may start re-curving towards Pakistan coastal areas and may lose some of its intensity during the process.

It will turn into a moderate intensity tropical cyclone with maximum sustained wind of about 70 to 90 kilometers per hours with associated storm surge of 3 to 5 meters.

Under the influence of this cyclone, fairly wide spread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy falls accompanied by strong gust winds are likely in Sindh and Balochistan coastal areas between Saturday and Tuesday.

Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre of Pakistan Meteorological department has warned that the fishermen of Sindh and Balochistan who are in the open sea should return to the coast immediately. All fishermen are advised not to venture in open sea.

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Reader Comments (12)

  • Jun 3, 2010 - 7:42PM

    good newsRecommend

  • Jun 3, 2010 - 7:57PM

    Phet Hits Oman !!Recommend

  • sarvat
    Jun 3, 2010 - 8:01PM

    thanks to ALLAH!Recommend

  • Thank God!

    So it is delayed till Sunday….

    Any news on what the category is right now? and what will be the category when it hits on Sunday?Recommend

  • Sarah
    Jun 3, 2010 - 8:16PM


  • ARF
    Jun 3, 2010 - 9:30PM

    Allah ka shukar Recommend

  • EmI
    Jun 4, 2010 - 12:07AM

    ThNkS tO ALLAH
    4 ChAnGiNg tHe pHeT DiREcTIoN :-)Recommend

  • SAM
    Jun 4, 2010 - 12:08AM


    Refer to the link to stay fully informed.


  • danny
    Jun 4, 2010 - 12:53PM

    if it hits sindh, will transform into category 1.Recommend

  • Jun 4, 2010 - 1:27PM

    “Phet attained super cyclone status (Category-5 on the Saffir-Simpson scale of storm intensity) as it raced towards the Oman coast, It attained Category 1 when it But Once back into the north Arabian Sea, the system would soak up on available moisture and will gain intensity”

    The above paragraph is an extract from a news article.

    I hope things stay good and it doesn’t cause too much damage..

    Just a note, they still are saying that It might re-attain the Category 5 Status when it moves in open sea..Lets hope for the best and take all the precautions.Recommend

  • Danish Khurshid
    Jun 5, 2010 - 5:09PM


    Many thanks indeed its a nice link which updates very clearly what is the status so far as it shows in the site that at the time it hit Karachi it will convert into Tropical Depression. Recommend

  • Jun 7, 2010 - 1:47AM

    Phet thundered past Karachi on Sunday.Recommend

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