Tropical Cyclone “HIKAA” in the Arabian Sea

General Official News

Islamabad, September 23, 2019 (PPI-OT): Yesterday’s Deep Depression over east central Arabian Sea has intensified into a Cyclonic Storm “HIKAA” and tracked westwards at a speed of 15km/hour and now located around Lat: 20.4°N and Long: 65.7°E about 520 km southwest of Karachi. TC “HIKAA” is likely to intensify further during next 24 hours and continue tracking westwards Oman Coast. Currently none of Pakistan coastal area is under threat from this system.

However, the fishermen of Sindh and Balochistan are advised to remain alert and not to venture in deep sea. The authorities and stakeholders are requested to abreast themselves of updates through PMD website.

For more information, contact:
National Weather Forecasting Centre (NWFC)
Pakistan Meteorological Department
Headquarter Office, Sector H-8/2,
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9250360
Fax: +92-51-9250368