Cyclone no threat to Pakistani coast: PMD

Maximum sustained winds around the system centre are 190-210 Kmph gusting 230 Kmph

DNA May 18, 2021


Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Monday issued new advisory and stated that none of the Pakistani coastal area is under threat from cyclone Tauktae, however under its influence, dust/thunderstorm-rain are likely to occur in some parts of Sindh.

Giving update on the cyclone, PMD stated that the very severe cyclonic storm has gained more strength and moved North/northwestward at a speed of 18 Kmph during last 12 hours and is at a distance of about 730 km south of Thatta and 800 km south-southeast of Karachi.

Maximum sustained winds around the system centre are 190-210 Kmph gusting 230 Kmph. The system is likely to move further northward and cross Indian Gujarat by 17 May night/ 18 May morning, it added.

Read more: Cyclone Tauktae to not make landfall on Pakistan's coastal belt: Met dept

The PMD has said that none of the Pakistan coastal areas are under threat, however under its influence, dust, thunderstorm-rain with few moderate to heavy falls and gusty winds of 40-60 Kmph are likely to occur in Tharparker, Umerkot & Sanghar districts and at isolated places of Badin district during 17- 19 May 2021.

Mirpurkhas and Tando Allahyar districts may receive moderate rainfall accompanied with gusty winds of 25-30 kmph, meanwhile very hot and dry weather with occasional gusty winds likely to continue in Karachi, Hyderabad, Shaeed- Banzirabad, Badin and Thatta districts till tomorrow.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 18th, 2021.


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