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Pakistan

Web Desk
October 28, 2019

Cyclone Kyarr: Here is all you need to know

Pakistan

Web Desk
Mon, Oct 28, 2019

KARACHI: Cyclone Kyarr is presently around 745 km south of Karachi and 1300 km east of Salalah (Oman), according to cyclone advisory issued by Pakistan Meteorological Department on Sunday.

Currently, none of the Pakistani coastal areas are under direct threat from this system, however, according to the advisory, fishermen are advised to remain alert and not to venture in deep sea from today (Monday).

Under its influence scattered DS/TS-rain is expected in lower Sindh and along Makran Coast during Monday-Wednesday.

The Super Storm Kyarr is likely to move further northwestwards towards Oman coast during next few days.

What is Kyarr?

Kyarr tropical storm was formed near the southwestern coast of India on October 25, 2019. It rapidly intensified into a very Severe Cyclonic Storm on Saturday and became a Super Cyclone early on Sunday.

It is the 9th super cyclone to have developed in North Indian Ocean after Cyclone Gonu in 2007. Also, it has intensified to become the first Super Cyclonic storm in Arabian Sea in last 12 years.

As per the forecast, it is likely to continue its movement west-northwestwards towards Oman coast and could intensify further during the next 24 hours and weaken gradually thereafter. However it will remain 'severe' till November 1.

Tropical cyclone

Tropical is a localized, very intense low-pressure wind system, forming over tropical oceans and with winds of hurricane force.

Super cyclone

Super cyclone is a cyclonic disturbance in which maximum wind speed is 120 knots and above (222 km/h and above). 

Super Cyclonic Storm 'KYARR' in the Central Arabian Sea

The Super Cyclonic Storm over Eastcentral 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).