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Pakistan

Web Desk
May 14, 2021

Cyclone poses no 'threat' to Pakistan's coastal areas, says PMD

Web Desk
Fri, May 14, 2021
Representational image. — File photo

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said none of Pakistan's coastal areas face any threat from the tropical cyclone.

"Yesterday’s low-pressure area over Southeast Arabian Sea has rapidly intensified into a depression (intense low-pressure area) and lay centered around latitude," the statement said.

The cyclone is at a distance of about 1,640 km southeast of Karachi, the PMD said, predicting it would likely intensify into a cyclonic storm during the next 18-24 hours and move in a north-northwest direction.

"PMD’s Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre, Karachi is closely monitoring the system and will keep updating accordingly," it said.

However, Sindh's fishermen have been advised to remain alert and avoid going into the deep sea, it added.

Two days back, the PMD had issued an alert for a cyclone likely developing in the eastern Arabian sea.

According to the PMD spokesperson, low air pressure was expected in the southeastern Arabian Sea on the morning of May 14.

The weather department said that due to favourable weather conditions, low air pressure may take the form of a tropical cyclone on May 16.