*KARACHI: All coastal areas of Pakistan, including Karachi, are out of danger from a cyclone developing in the Arabian Sea, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said on Monday.*
The Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre of met office said that the low-pressure area in the East Arabian Sea has turned into a depression and lay centred around Latitude 11.7N and Longitude 71.0E, at a distance of about 1500 km south of Karachi.
“The system is likely to move initially north/northwest-ward and strengthen further into a tropical cyclone during the next 36 hours,” it said in a statement.
“Currently none of Pakistan coastal areas is under threat from this system.”
The met office has advised the fishermen of Sindh coastal belt to remain alert and not to venture in deep sea.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has advised authorities and stakeholders to remain abreast of the updates about the cyclonic activity.