Karachi, other cities not under threat of tropical cyclone: PMD

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KARACHI: Karachi or any other Pakistani coastal city is not under any threat from a tropical cyclone developing in the Arabian Sea.

This has been announced by the Pakistan Meteorological Department’s (PMD) Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre here the other day.

Low pressure area over the east-central and the adjoining north-east Arabian Sea had intensified into a depression. This low pressure lays centred around latitude 19.8° north and longitude 69.4° east, about 610 kilometres southeast of Karachi, the Pakistan Meteorological Department says.

“It is likely to intensify further into a tropical cyclone during the next 18 to 24 hours and move westward to Oman’s coast. None of Pakistan’s coastal areas is under any threat from this system,” it added.