No menace as Cyclone Tauktae 650km away from Karachi, says PMD

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Cyclone Tauktae is 650km south-southeast of Karachi, but it surely nonetheless doesn’t pose any menace to the nation’s shoreline, Pakistan Meteorological Department stated late Monday.

In the morning, the meteorological division had stated the cyclone was 800 km south-southeast of Karachi.

In the newest alert, the PMD stated the cyclone was 580 km south of Thatta. “Maximum sustained winds around the system centre are 180-200 Kmph gusting 220 Kmph.”

The system is more likely to move additional northward for a while, then recurve in direction of the Northeast and cross Indian Gujarat by midnight right now, it stated.

The Cyclonic Storm “Tauktae” has tracked Northward at a pace of 15 Kmph over the past 12 hours and now lay centred at 2000PST, 17 May 2021 near latitude 20.4N and longitude 71.2E, the PMD stated.

Very sizzling and dry climate with gusty winds are more likely to proceed in Karachi, Hyderabad, Shaheed-Banzirabad, Badin, Mirpurkhas, Tando Allahyar, and Thatta districts until tomorrow night.

Gusty winds could have an effect on the fruit orchards within the above-mentioned districts.

“Sea conditions will remain rough to very rough and fishermen of Sindh are advised to suspend their activities till May 19, 2021.”


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