ISLAMABAD: The Metrological Department on Thursday said that none of the area of Pakistan is under threat from the tropical cyclone 02A (Nanauk), however some isolated rains and thundershowers are expected along Sindh-Mekran coast on Friday and Saturday.
According to the Met Office, the sea conditions along Pakistan coast may be rough to very rough from Friday evening to Sunday night. Therefore, the fishermen of Sindh and Balochistan are advised not to venture in open sea during the period. “The cyclone is located at Lat 18°N and Long 64°E, about 680 kms south-southwest of Karachi, is likely to move further west-northwest ward (towards Oman Coast) with a speed of 10 km/hr.” the Met Office reported.
The TC 02A is likely to further intensify into a Severe Tropical Cyclone in next 24 hours with a maximum sustained wind speed of 50-60 knots gusting up to 80 knots. After 48 hours, the TC may start weakening gradually and there is high probability of its dissipation over the water (near Oman Coast) before making landfall.
The sea water inundated Karachi coastal areas like Sandspit and Hawksbay ahead of cyclone on Thursday. According to reports, up to three feet sea water inundated Rehri Goth, Lakh Basti, Dabla Mohallah, Chashma Goth.
Due to north-westward movement of Tropical Cyclone, the current intense heat wave over Pakistan is likely to further intensify and would extend toward northward including Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunhkhwa and Upper Punjab during the weekend. The prevailing intense pre-monsoon heat would continue for another five days in most parts of the country, and is likely to subside after pre-monsoon rains and thundershowers accompanied by dust-storms over Islamabad, Upper Punjab, Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Kashmir on Monday or Tuesday. The heat wave would also envelop northern areas including Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during the coming weekend, triggering large scale snow-melting from Friday to Monday.
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