PMD breaks silence over reports of Tsunami threat to Pakistan
The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has confirmed that there is no impending threat to any coastal areas in Pakistan from an anticipated tropical storm in the Arabian Sea.
The situation has evolved from an area of low atmospheric pressure into a tropical depression, with its center situated in the south-central region of the Arabian Sea. There is a likelihood of it intensifying into a full-fledged tropical storm in the next 48 hours.
The PMD has clarified that the low-pressure system is currently located at a distance of 1,810 kilometers from Karachi and 1,750 kilometers from Gwadar, in the Arabian Sea. Initial assessments indicate that the tropical depression is anticipated to track towards Oman and Yemen, posing no immediate threat to Pakistan's coastal regions.
Meanwhile, authorities in Oman have stated that the storm is expected to directly impact the Dhofar and Al-Wusta Governorates around noon on Sunday, October 22. There is a possibility that the storm's center will pass between the Dhofar Governorate in Oman and the Al-Mahra Governorate in Yemen between midnight on Monday and Tuesday morning.
Oman's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued warnings about high tides along the coasts of South Al Sharqiyah, Al Wusta, and Dhofar governorates, with maximum wave heights projected to reach between 2.5 and 4.5 meters.