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Tropical Cyclone – 04A (NILOFAR) in Arabian Sea:MET Pakistan Advisory

Just when the Southern Pakistani province of Sindh and especially the coastal city of Karachi is facing some serious political crisis due to some rift between the two ruling parties of Sindh (PPP and MQM), the nature is busy in doing some serious stuff in the neighboring Arabian Sea.

Meteorological Department of Pakistan has issued an advisory to fishermen of Sindh and Baluchistan provinces of Pakistan to avoid going in the sea due to NILOFAR storm.

Very Severe Tropical Cyclone (Nilofar) in Arabian Sea is now located at Lat. 16.0°N and Long. 61.6°E, about 1120 km in southwest of Karachi and 1010 Km south of Gawadar. The Cyclone is likely to move northward in next 24 hours with a speed of 05 Km/hour. The TC would re-curve northeastwards (towards adjoining coastal areas of Lower Sindh and Indian Gujrat) on Wednesday. At present the estimated central pressure of Cyclone is 990 hpa and the average sustained wind speed around is 90-100 gusting up to 110 Knots.

Under the influence of this Cyclone, widespread rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy/very heavy falls accompanied by strong gusty winds are expected in Lower Sindh including Karachi and Coastal Areas of Balochistan during Wednesday (night) to Friday.

The sea conditions along Pakistan coast have become rough and likely to become very rough from tomorrow. The fishermen of Sindh and Balochistan are advised not to venture in open sea from Wednesday to Friday.

Note: Latest Satellite Image of 28th Oct 2014 at 1700 PST and predicted track are as follows:

Images released by MET Pakistan office on 28th October 2014 showing the NILOFAR storm near Pakistani and Indian coastal areas.
Images released by MET Pakistan office on 28th October 2014
showing the NILOFAR storm near Pakistani and Indian coastal areas.

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Earlier 27th October 2014 images released by MET Pakistan showing the path of NILOFAR.image001