Meteorological office issues Cyclone alert for Karachi


KARACHI: The Meteorological department has issued a cyclone alert after spotting development of a low pressure in Arabian Sea.

The Met office on Thursday said the low air pressure is forming 1600 kilometer south of Karachi, and an advisory might be issued during the next 24 hours in case it grow into a cyclone.

“Cyclone Warning Centre (Karachi) of Pakistan Meteorological Department is monitoring the local and regional meteorological conditions regularly,” said a statement issued by the Met office.

It said the low pressure system would be named “Ashobaa” if it develops into a cyclone. The Met office said Karachi was not likely to receive rain tonight.

The higher the low-pressure in the system, the greater are the chances of its growing into a tropical cyclone, it said.