Met Office issues cyclone alert for fishermen of Sindh, Balochistan

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KARACHI: KARACHI: Pakistan Meteorological Department has issued cyclone alter for the fishermen of Sindh and Balochistan.

The met department said in a statement that the well-marked low pressure area over east-central Arabian Sea has rapidly intensified into a deep depression during last 12 hours and now lies around Lat 15.5N and Long 68.3E about 1000km south of Karachi.

This system is likely to intensify further into a Tropical Cyclone in next 12-24hrs and likely to move in northwestward direction.

The sea conditions along Sindh-Makran coast are likely to remain rough to very rough occasionally high associated with strong squally winds from Monday afternoon to Friday. Cyclone Warning Centre (Karachi) of Pakistan Meteorological Department warned the fishermen of Sindh not to venture in open sea from Monday afternoon to Thursday and Fishermen of Balochistan were advised not to venture in open sea from Tuesday to Friday