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Cyclone PHET to reach Pak coastline in 24 hours

The cyclone in the Arabian Sea (PHET) would make landing at Pakistan’s coastline after 24 hours, as it is likely to force entry into Sindh coastal areas at night between Friday and Saturday

According to Met Department, the cyclone is assuming more fury 950 kilometers to southwest of Karachi.

The Met Department said the cyclone Phet is advancing at a pace of 6 nautical miles and may turn towards Pakistan after crashing into Oman.

The fierce storm could unleash heavy downpours couple with gale-force winds in coastal areas of Sindh and Balochistan.

WMO’s Regional Specialized Meteorological Center (RSMC) has assigned name “PHET” to the tropical cyclone formed in Arabian Sea on Tuesday evening.

PHET is a Thai word pronounced as Pet, meaning “Diamond”.

Chief Meteorologist Arif Mehmood talking to a private TV channel informed that Cyclone in the Arabian sea (PHET) could cause torrential rain in coastal areas of the country including Thatta, Badin, Hyderabad, Mirpur Khas, Tharparker and Karachi on Friday and Saturday.

Hee said that Cyclone in the Arabian sea is approximately over nine hundred kilometers away from Karachi-shore adding that if the cyclone moves towards coastal areas of Pakistan, it could cause torrential rains in the coastal areas of Pakistan as it resulted in rains in Indian Gujrat yesterday.

He also informed that during the cyclone ocean waves could be up to four to six feet high therefore fisherman should avoid going in the sea during these days.

Responding to a question, he explained that Oceanic-storms mostly comes before or after the Monsoon season adding that prevailing Arabian Sea cyclone (PHET) has been developed as Celsius of Arabian sea has become 31’C adding that from today (Thursday) Karachi could be under the grip of clouds that could cause rains in the city.

The Met Department said the cyclone Phet is advancing at a pace of 6 nautical miles and may turn towards Pakistan after crashing into Oman.



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