Cyclone remnant in India may cause heavy rain in Sindh’s coastal areas

KARACHI: Met office informed on Tuesday that remnant of the cyclonic storm “Gulab” currently lying over central India is likely to track in northwest direction towards Indian Gujarat area. The system is likely to re-emerge over the Northeast Arabian Sea by 29 Sep, Wednesday night / 30 Sep, Thursday morning, and regain intensity due to favourable environmental conditions.

Under its influence, widespread rain-wind-thunderstorms with scattered heavy/very heavy falls are likely in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Mirpurkhas, Tharparker, Umerkot, Sanghar, Shaheed Benazirabad, Naushero Feroze, TMK, TAY, Dadu, Jamshoro, Sukkur, Larkana, Jacobabad, Shikarpur and Ghotki districts during 28 Sep-2nd Oct.

Widespread rain-wind-thunderstorms with scattered heavy/very heavy falls extremely heavy at times are likely in Bela, Awaran, Kech, Makran and Panjgur districts of Balochistan during 30 Sep to 3 Oct.

Possible Impacts: Sea conditions would remain rough/very rough with occasional high surge.

Fishermen are advised not to venture in the sea from 30 September to 3 October.

Torrential rains may generate urban flooding in Karachi, Badin, Thatta, Hyderabad, Dadu, Lasbela, Sonmiani, Ormara, Pasni, Gwadar, Turbat and Jiwani. Windstorm may cause damages to vulnerable structures.