Rain expected in Sindh, Balochistan, as cyclonic storm develops in Arabian sea

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The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said in its advisory on Saturday that a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (VSCS) “Kyarr” is developing in the east-central Arabian Sea.

The advisory clarified that currently “none of Pakistan’s coastal area was under threat from this system.”

“However, under the influence of this system, scattered rain is expected in lower Sindh and along Makran coast during October 28 to 30,” it added.

The advisory stated that the cyclonic storm ‘Kyarr’ over east-central Arabian Sea has intensified into a VSCS and moved west-northwestward during the last 12 hours.

“The system lay centered at 8:30PST on October 26, near latitude 16.8°N and longitude 70.5°E about 950 kilometre southeast of Karachi and 1780 km east-southeast of Salalah, Oman.”

“Kyarr is likely to move west-northwestwards towards Oman coast and intensify further into an extremely severe cyclonic storm during next 24 hours,” the PMD said.

“Fishermen are advised to remain alert and not to venture in deep sea from Monday. Tropical Cyclone Warning Center (TCWC) of the PMD is regularly monitoring the intensity and track of this tropical cyclone,” it added.