ISLAMABAD: Cyclone Warning Centre of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has warned the fishermen of Sindh and Balochistan not to venture in open sea due to chances of tropical cyclone.
The met office has advised the fishermen of Sindh not to venture in open sea from Monday afternoon to Thursday, whereas the fishermen of Balochistan are advised not to venture in open sea from Tuesday to Friday.
The well-marked low pressure area over east-central Arabian Sea has rapidly intensified into a deep depression during last 12 hours and now lies around Latitude 15.5N and Longitude 68.3E about 1000km south of Karachi, the met office said.
This system is likely to intensify further into a Tropical Cyclone in next 12 hours and likely to move in northwestward direction. The sea conditions along Sindh-Makran coast are likely to remain rough to very rough occasionally high associate with strong squally winds from Monday afternoon to Friday.
PMD said none of the coastal areas of Pakistan are under threat of the cyclone that will cause light rain in coastal areas. A fresh westerly wave is expected to enter upper parts of the country from Tuesday evening and would produce rain and thundershower in few places of Punjab, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, lower Sindh, upper FATA, Kashmir during the next 24 hours.
According to the synoptic situation, seasonal low was lying over Balochistan and adjoining areas. Due to the approaching cyclone, rain-thundershower associated with gusty winds is expected at scattered places in Makran, Kalat divisions, Lower Sindh including Karachi, Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas divisions.
PMD said rain is also likely at isolated places in Quetta, Zhob, Peshawar, Kohat, Mardan, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala and Lahore divisions, upper FATA and Kashmir during the next 24 hours.
The chief amount of rainfall recorded during the last 24 hours was Pattan 22mm, Balakot and Rawalakot 08mm and Muzaffarabad 01 mm. The hottest places recorded during the last 24 hours was Nurpurthal, Dadu, Sibbi, Moenjodaro, Larkana, Rahim Yar Khan 46 C, Sukkur, Rohri, Jacobabad, Turbat, Bhakkar, Kot Addu 45 C, Shaheed Benazirabad, Mithi, Chhor, Dera Ismail Khan, Bahawalpur 44 C. DNA