Karachi and other coastal areas of Sindh will face heat wave like weather conditions as Tropical Cyclone Vayu located some 1000 kilometers south of Karachi in the east Arabian Sea on Tuesday evening is likely to intensify into a ‘severe cyclonic storm. The sea-breeze is likely to remain cutoff on Thursday/Friday which can lead to heatwave like conditions in coastal areas of Sindh including Karachi, Heat Wave Early Warning Centre of the met office said in a statement.
Pakistan Meteorological Department has forecast maximum temperature 40-42 degree Celsius in Karachi on Thursday and 39-40 Celsius on Friday. The met office has advised concerned authorities of Sindh province to remain alert in coming days with regard to the impact of Tropical Cyclone Vayu.
The storm that began to show signs of developing past weekend has strengthened with current wind speeds of 102 kilometres per hour, gusting to 130 km/h, making it equivalent to a tropical storm. According to media reports currently Vayu is 480km southwest of Mumbai and moving to the north.
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16 June, 2019