Depression at Arabian Sea intensifies, rain about to strike Karachi soon
According to weather department officials, On Thursday, the depression in the Arabian Sea has intensified further and is about 250 kilometers offshore from Karachi.
Director Met Office stated, “Widespread rain with moderate to heavy and very heavy falls with strong gusty winds are likely to occur in Karachi from this noon.”
“Current meteorological assessments indicating the trajectory of the cyclone towards Balochistan’s Makran coast,” he further added.
According to the weather department official, today and tomorrow, Karachi is predicted to witness 100 to 150mm of rain. Intermittent heavy to very heavy rain is also expected to pummel the metropolis tomorrow.
Cyclone Gulab’s remnants may strengthen and become Cyclone Shaheen in the Arabian Sea tomorrow (Friday).
Heavy wind gusts are expected in Sindh and Balochistan, according to a meteorological official department.
According to meteorological officials, the last cyclone to directly impact Pakistan’s coast was in 2007, while the 2010 cyclone slid towards Gwadar after striking Oman.
In 1999, a storm swamped major coastal regions of Thatta and Badin, killing approximately 700 people.
Mirpurkhas, Tharparkar, Umarkot, Sanghar, Thatta, Sujawal, Badin, Jamshoro, Hyderabad, Shaheed Banazirabad, Tando Allahyar, Tando Muhammad Khan, Matyari, Noshahro Feroze, and Dadu districts, as well as isolated locations in Sukkur and Larkana divisions, may also experience heavy to extremely high rains.