Second alert issued by Met Office for cyclone in east Arabian sea

The Pakistan Meteorological department (Met) on Tuesday has issued a second alert for a cyclone developed in the eastern Arabian sea, as the depression in the southeastern region of the sea intensified.


“The depression has deepened and is directing towards the north to take the shape of a cyclone today [Tuesday],” the meteorological department said, adding that after becoming a cyclone, it will turn towards the coast of South Gujarat.

“The deep depression is at a distance of about 1500 km south east of Karachi,” the department notified.

Maintaining that none of Pakistan coastal areas is under threat from this system, the department has issued directives for fishermen to to remain alert and not to venture in deep sea during this period.

Last week, the Meteorological Department had predicted rainfall and dust storms across the country from Thursday, May 27, till Tuesday, June 2.

In a press release issued on Wednesday, the department said there will be rains in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa (KP) and Azad Kashmir, whereas showers were expected in some places of Sindh and East Balochistan.

“With intermittent rainfall, thunderstorm and blowing winds, other parts of the country to witness the downpours include Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Islamabad, Rawalpindi , Jhelum, Chakwal, Attock, Mianwali, Sargodha, Bhakkar, Layyah, Khushab and Mandi Bahauddin,” the press release said.


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