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PMD warns of damage to vulnerable buildings due to cyclonic storm Shaheen

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Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has notified of damage to vulnerable buildings and probed authorities to remain on high alert during the cyclonic storm Shaheen, which could probably hit the country in first week of October. 

The PMD cautioned that the low-pressure system, which is presently in South Gujarat, India, is possible to move northwest. “The system is expected to emerge in the northeastern Arabian Sea by tomorrow, September 30 (Thursday morning) and could turn into a melancholy due to the possible acceleration of the cyclone in the next 24 hours due to favorable environmental conditions (October 1,” Friday)).”

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Moreover, the meteorological department has warned fishermen not to go to sea from 30th September to 3rd October, as it has presaged that sea environments could deteriorate. 

Informing about the cyclones PMD said that cyclones are influential weather schemes causing major impairment to the constructed and natural environments. They are developed from low-pressure systems that grow over warm oceans in the tropics and usually strengthen over several days, creating strong rain, severe winds, and flooding. 

Areas that may be affected by cyclonic storm

The PMD conveyed, “From September 30 to October 2, widespread rain-winds-thunderstorms with scattered heavy / very heavy falls, sometimes very heavy, strong winds with Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Mirpurkhas, Thaparkar Umerkot, Sanghar, Shaheed Benazirabad, Nowsherofroz, Tando Mohammad Khan, Tando Aliyar, Dadu, Jamshoro, Sukkur, Larkana, Jacobabad, Shikarpur and Ghotki districts.” 

Furthermore, from September 30 to October 3, “Gwadar, Lasbela, Awaran, Ketch, Khuzdar, Kalat and Panjgur districts of Balochistan are likely to experience heavy rain-wind-thunderstorms with heavy / very heavy falls.” added the PMD. 

Projected result: 

  • Conditions of the ocean will continue to deteriorate. 
  • Sea environment will aggravate from October 3 (Sunday) with a number of times higher rises. 
  • Thick rains could bring urban floods in Badin, Karachi, Thatta, Dadu, Hyderabad, Shaheed Benazirabad, Mirpurkhas, Sonmiani, Lasbela, Urmara, Gwadar, Pasni, Jivani, and Tarbat. 
  • Hurricanes can harm weak winds. 

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