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Cyclone moving towards Oman

June 10, 2015
Cyclone moving towards Oman

ISLAMABAD: The tropical cyclone, Ashobaa, has further moved towards Oman; however, sea conditions are likely to remain rough along coastal areas of Sindh and Balochistan during next 12 hours, Samaa reported.

According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the cyclone over west-central Arabian Sea has further moved west-northwestward during past 12 hours, currently at about 650 km southwest of Karachi and 400 km east-southeast of Masqat (Oman).

Ashobaa is likely to intensify further during next 12 hrs and keep moving west-northwestward towards Oman coast, PDM said.

It said the sea conditions are likely to remain rough along Sindh coast and very rough along Makran coast (Pasni, Gwadar and Jiwani) accompanied with strong winds and maximum surge of 12-15 ft.

Authorities have advised fishermen of Sindh and Balochistan not to venture in open sea till Thursday evening.

Under the influence of this system, PMD said, scattered rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy falls are expected in southwest Balochistan (Pasni, Gwadar, Turbat, Kech and Jiwani) during next 24 to36 hours and over south Punjab. – Samaa


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