No threat to any coastal area of Pakistan as Cyclone Kyarr nears Oman
KARACHI: Cyclone Kyarr has taken back its threat to the coastal areas of the country as it moved 730 kilometres southwest off Karachi today, according to the Met’s Office.
“The Super Cyclonic Storm over the central Arabian Sea has tracked northwestward during last 12 hours,” the advisory added.
“Maximum sustained surface winds of 230 to 240 kmph gusting at 250kmph,” Pakistan Meteorological Department issued in its advisory.
With its threat empty to Karachi, the superstorm is now heading towards Oman.
According to the advisory, the cyclone is 665 kilometres off the Gwadar and coast 1012 kilometres northeast off Salalah (Oman).
Kyarr, which is moving 10 to 12 kilometres per hour, is likely to move further northwestwards till tomorrow and then turn southwestward.
The Met’s Office also predicted scattered downpour in lower Sindh and along Makran Coast during Wednesday-Friday.
Sea warnings have been extended to fishermen as the open sea will remain unsafe for ventures.
It is the ninth super cyclone to have developed in the North Indian Ocean after ‘Goryu’.