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Pakistani coastal areas not under ‘direct threat’ from approaching Kyarr cyclone, says PMD – Pakistan

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said Monday that "none of Pakistan's coastal areas are under direct threat of approaching the super cyclonic storm & # 39; Kyarr & # 39;".

In a notice issued today, the PMD warned fishermen against venturing deep into the sea and said that, under the influence of the storm, rains are expected in the lower Sindh and the Makran coast in the coming days.

Monday, DawnNewsTV He reported that seawater broke the coast and moved to coastal settlements in Balochistan and Sindh. The Karachi DHA golf club, located on the coast, has also suffered minor flooding as the tides rise due to the influence of the storm.

In the last 12 hours, the cyclone has moved northwestward and was 745 kilometers southwest of Karachi at 8 am today.

According to PMD, the cyclone is likely to move northwestward to Oman in the coming days. The Tropical Cyclone Alert Center will continue to monitor the movement of the storm, according to the warning.

According to the PMD director, the wind intensity, which is expected to be between 230-265 km, can cause a sandstorm in some cities of Sindh, including Karachi.

It was reported that some areas in Karachi were flooded due to an increase in sea level. No damage was reported.

Indian publications reported on Saturday that Kyarr is also likely to cause heavy rains in the Indian coastal area of ​​Karnataka and Goa. NDTV He cited the climate department of India saying that sea conditions "will probably be very difficult along the north coast of Karnataka for the next 24 hours."

"The cyclonic storm that moves west is likely to hit Karnataka on Sunday and cause heavy rains and torrential rains in the coastal and southern interior areas, disrupting normal life for the next two days," an Indian official said. the natural disaster monitoring center.

Source: https://www.dawn.com/news/1513402/pakistani-coastal-areas-not-under-direct-threat-from-approaching-kyarr-cyclone-says-pmd

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