Another cyclone ‘Maha’ intensifies in Arabian Sea

Mariam Hassan Reporter

01st Nov, 2019. 01:59 pm

Another cyclonic storm Maha, which developed in the Arabian Sea has intensified and moved to category one, reports suggest.

According to details, Maha, which is directing north-westwards is 1,600km away from Karachi’s coast and is surrounded by winds having speed between 90 km per hour and 110 km per hour..

According to the MET office, Maha is being predicted to gain intensity and turn into a severe cyclonic storm over the next 24 hours.

Whereas,  Kyarr is now at about 1030 km southwest of Karachi and is likely to weaken further into a Severe Cyclonic Storm (SCS) and move to the Gulf of Aden during the next 24 hours.

Pakistan Meteorological Department on Sunday issued alert saying that a very severe cyclonic storm, ‘Kyarr’, is developing over the east-central Arabian Sea and has rapidly intensified into a super cyclonic storm during the past 12 hours.

The Met Office advised fishermen to remain alert and not to venture in the deep sea from today.

They added that the Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre of the PMD was regularly monitoring the intensity and track of the tropical cyclone.

It asked the aviation and naval authorities, chief secretaries and disaster management of Sindh and Baluchistan and National Institute of Oceanography to keep them abreast of the system.

Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar  issued directives to different department including fire brigade, municipal services, city wardens, rescue and hospitals to remain on-duty and vigilant to deal with any unforeseen situation that may arise due to the Cyclone Kyarr.

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