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Cyclone Ashobaa may hit Karachi in 36 hrs

Cyclone Ashobaa may hit Karachi in 36 hrs
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Cyclone Ashobaa May Hit Karachi In 36 Hrs. The cyclone ‘Ashobaa’ in Arabian Sea is likely to hit the city with heavy thundershowers within next 24 to...

Karachi:The cyclone ‘Ashobaa’ in Arabian Sea is likely to hit the city with heavy thundershowers within next 24 to 36 hours.

The authorities concerned claimed to have chalked out the emergency plan to combat any sort of untoward situation.

Following the expected thundershowers, authorities have imposed emergency in all the concerned departments and ban on bathing at the beaches. They advised the fishermen to avoid any sort of adventure in the open sea.

The cyclone is moving at a speed of 15km/hr and now lies centered at Latitude 18.2N and Long 67.0E. The cyclone could pose as a significant threat to the Karachi’s coast and surrounding areas.

According to the Pakistan’s Metrological Department, Ashobaa cyclone in Arabian sea now lies at 750km south of Karachi and likely to move northwest during the next 24 hours. A fresh westerly wave is expected to enter the upper parts of the country from Tuesday (today) evening or night.

It further informed that heavy thundershowers are expected at isolated places of Malakand, Hazara, Kalat, Makran, Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad, Karachi, Rawalpindi divisions, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir in next 24 hours.

The range of thundershower is also expected at scattered places of Lower Sindh like Karachi, Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad divisions while Makran, Kalat divisions and isolated places in Quetta, Zhob, Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore divisions, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir in next 36-48 hours.

The Met Department has advised the fishermen of Sindh to avoid doing any adventure in the open sea from Monday afternoon to Thursday. The fishermen of Balochistan are advised not to go in open sea from Tuesday to Friday.

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