No cyclone threat to Pakistan: Met Office


None of the areas of Pakistan are under threat of a tropical cyclone but some isolated rain or thunder showers are expected along Sindh-Makran coast on Friday and Saturday.

According to the Met Office reports on Thursday, the sea conditions along the Pakistani coast may be rough to very rough from Friday evening to Sunday night.

Therefore, fishermen of Sindh and Balochistan are advised not to venture in open sea during the period.

The tropical cyclone 02A (Nanauk), located at a latitude of 18 north and longitude of 64 east, about 680 kilometers south-southwest of Karachi, is likely to move further west-northwest ward (towards Oman Coast) with a speed of 10 kilometers per hour.

The cyclone is likely to further intensify into a severe tropical cyclone in the next 24 hours with a maximum sustained wind speed of 50 to 60 knots gusting up to 80 knots.

After 48 hours, the tropical cyclone may start weakening gradually and there is high probability of its dissipation over the water (near Oman Coast) before making landfall.