Cyclone Shaheen to re-curve to Oman after tomorrow evening


The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has issued another advisory — the final alert – regarding tropical storm “Shaheen”, stating that it will likely move west-northwestwards by tomorrow evening after which it is likely to re-curve southwestward and head to Muscat, Oman.

In the advisory issued at 10:55pm, PMD said Shaheen has “moved west-northwestward during the last six hours with a speed of 15km/hr, intensified into a severe cyclonic storm, and now lies centred near latitude 23.2N and longitude 63.6E, at a distance of about 400km southwest of Karachi, 240km from Ormara and 250km southeast of Gwadar”.

PMD said that Shaheen’s estimated maximum sustained surface wind is 90- 110km/hr and sea conditions are rough to very rough around the system centre.

“The system is likely to move west-northwestwards till tomorrow evening and then recurve southwestward towards Muscat, Oman coast,” it added. Very heavy rainfall in Balochistan, scattered thunderstorms in Sindh

Widespread rain-wind-thunderstorms with scattered heavy/very heavy rainfall is likely in Balochistan’s Gwadar, Lasbela, Awaran, Kech, Khuzdar, Kalat and Panjgur districts till the night of Sunday, October 3.

Scattered rain-wind/thunderstorms are expected in Sindh’s Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Dadu and Jamshoro, Thaparker, Umerkot, Mirpurkhas, Sanghar, Tando Muhammad Khan (TMK), Tando Allayar (TAY), Shaheed Benazirabad, Nosheroferoz, Sukkur, Larkana, Jacobabad, and Shikarpur districts till tomorrow.


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