Pakistan's coast in no danger from depression forming in Arabian Sea: PMD

Weather system likely to move in northwesterly direction initially and then westwards, says met office


News Desk August 12, 2022
The depression lay at a distance of about 260km south/southeast of Karachi and 280km from Thatta. PHOTO: PMD

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Friday said that there was no threat to Pakistan's coastal areas from a low-pressure area over the Northeast Arabian Sea that has intensified into a depression.

According to Tropical Cyclone Centre, the depression lay at a distance of about 260km south/southeast of Karachi and 280km from Thatta with a maximum wind speed of 50-55 km/hour.

"This weather system is likely to move in northwesterly direction initially and then westwards," it added.

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"Currently none of Pakistan's coastal area is under any threat from this weather system. PMD Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre, Karachi is closely monitoring the system and updates will be issued accordingly."

It warned that sea conditions would remain very rough during next three days. "Fishermen of Sindh are advised not to venture in open sea from today to August 14 and fishermen of Balochistan to remain extra cautious during the forecast period," it added.

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Meanwhile, PMD has predicted thundershower in most parts of the Sindh province including Karachi during the next 24 hours.

Heavy falls are likely to occur in Tharparkar, Umerkot, Mirpurkhas, Shaheed Benazirabad, Badin, Sujawal, Thatta, Dadu, Hyderabad and Karachi.

The PMD further said that rain will continue till August 14, with at times heavy to very heavy isolated spells possible in the city.

(With additional input from APP)

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