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Met office forecast cyclonic storm by Friday 1st Sept, floods in Karachi

KARACHI: The Met office forecast that the well-marked low-pressure area currently lying over south Gujarat, India is likely to move northwestward.
The system is likely to emerge in the Northeast Arabian Sea by Thursday (30th day of September, 2021) and strengthen into a depression due to favorable environmental conditions with possibility of further intensification into a cyclonic storm by Friday (1st day of September, 2021).
Under the influence of this weather system, the scattered very heavy rain is likely to fall in Sindh province, said the statement released by Marine Meteorology and Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre of Pakistan Meteorological Department, Karachi on Wednesday (29th day of September, 2021).
It further forecast that extremely heavy rains accompanied with squally winds are likely in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Mirpurkhas, Thaparker, Umerkot, Sanghar, Shaheed Benazirabad, Naushahro Feroz, Tando Muhammad Khan (TMK), Tando Allayar (TAY), Dadu, Jamshoro, Sukkur, Larkana, Jacobabad, Shikarpur and Ghotki districts during from Thursday to Saturday (30 Sept to 2nd Oct).
Besides, the scattered heavy rains are likely to falls in different districts of Baluchistan. The extremely heavy rains are likely in Gwadar, Lasbela, Awaran, Kech, Khuzdar, Kalat and Panjgur districts of Balochistan from Thursday to Sunday (30 day of September till 3rd day of October, 2021)
Sea conditions would remain rough or very rough with high surge at times till Sunday 3rd of October, 2021.
Fishermen are advised not to venture in the sea from Thursday to Sunday (30 September to 3 October, 2021).
Torrential rains may generate urban flooding in Karachi, Badin, Thatta, Hyderabad, Dadu, Mirpurkhas, Shaeed Benazirabad, Lasbela, Sonmiani, Ormara, Pasni, Gwadar, Turbat and Jiwani.
Windstorm may cause damages to vulnerable structures.
PMD Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre, Karachi is closely monitoring the system and updates will be issued accordingly.
All concerned Authorities are requested to remain High Alert during the forecast period and keep them abreast for update through PMD website.

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M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.