Arabian Sea Cyclone: Pakistan Meteorological Department issues alert
*KARACHI: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has advised fishermen to avoid going into deep sea from Monday (today) ahead of Arabian Sea Cyclone Maha, adding that currently, there is no threat to Pakistan’s coastal area.*
Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Maha over the east-central Arabian Sea has tracked further northwestwards during last 12 hours and located at a distance of about 770 km south of Karachi, the met office said in its advisory.
The Arabian Sea cyclone has maximum sustained surface winds of 180-200 kmph.
Tropical Cyclone Maha is likely to track further west or northwestwards during next 24 hours and then re-curve in east-northeast direction towards Indian Gujarat, according to Pakistan Meteorological Department link (PMD).
Severe cyclonic storm Maha is likely to make landfall along Gujarat coast in India on the night of Nov 06, Indian weather officials said.
Pakistan’s coastal area is expected to experience gutsy winds and moderate showers under the influence of Cyclone Maha, Chief Meteorologist PMD Sardar Sarfaraz has predicted.
Cyclone Maha develops to category-1 cyclone, and is expected to cause water surges in the UAE’s east coast from Monday, according to the country’s National Centre of Meteorology (NCM).