Met officer says low stress system may very well be remodeled right into a “cyclonic storm”. Photograph: file  

KARACHI: A low-pressure system over the Arabian Sea, round 250 kilometers away from Karachi, has intensified to deep despair, Pakistan Meteorological Division (PMD) Director Sardar Sarfaraz has mentioned, warning that the rain-bearing system may very well be remodeled right into a “cyclonic storm”.

Talking within the Geo Information programme “Geo Pakistan”, Sardar Sarfaraz mentioned Karachi is anticipated to obtain as much as 150 millimetres of rain within the subsequent two days.

“Karachi is anticipated to start out receiving heavy rainfall from tonight,” he mentioned, including that torrential rains are anticipated to proceed all through Friday. He mentioned it might set off city flooding within the metropolis.

Rains are anticipated throughout the province below the system, he added.

Sindh CM assigns duties to  ministers   

In mild of the met workplace’s report that cyclone “Gulab” is anticipated to regain depth and would possibly generate city flooding in coastal cities of Sindh, Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah Thursday took numerous preemptive measures and assigned duties to his ministers.

Sindh CM Murad Ali Shah has assigned numerous districts of Karachi to his provincial ministers, tasking every to take duty for his or her space.

The chief minister’s spokesperson mentioned Minister of Excise and Taxation Mukesh Kumar Chawla has been tasked to observe the scenario in Karachi’s District South whereas Minister of Labour, Data and Human Assets Saeed Ghani will do the identical for Karachi’s District East.

Particular Assistant to the CM on Inter-Provincial Coordination Taimur Talpur has been assigned to observe the rain scenario in Korangi, Deputy Speaker Shehla Raza will do the identical for Karachi’s District Central whereas Minister for Zakat and Ushr Sajid Jokhio for District Malir.

Particular Assistant to the Chief Minister on Political Affairs Waqar Mehdi and Particular Assistant to the Chief Minister on Katchi Abadi/Human Settlements Liaquat Askani has been assigned to observe the rain scenario in Karachi District West and Kaemari, respectively.

Climate advisory

The Pakistan Meteorological Division (PMD) had issued a climate advisory on Tuesday stating {that a} low-pressure space, which it described as a “remnant of the cyclonic storm Gulab”, is more likely to re-emerge over the Northeast Arabian Sea on Wednesday and trigger widespread heavy rains alongside the Sindh-Makran Coast.

In accordance with the PMD, the low-pressure space, presently mendacity over central India, is more likely to monitor within the northwest route (in the direction of Indian Gujarat).

The PMD had warned of widespread rain-wind-thunderstorms with scattered heavy/very heavy falls, and intensely heavy at instances, probably in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Mirpurkhas, Thaparker, Umerkot and Sanghar.

The PMD had additionally mentioned that Shaheed Benazirabad, Nosheroferoz, Tando Mohammad Khan, Tando Allah Yar, Dadu, Jamshoro, Sukkur, Larkana, Jacobabad, Shikarpur and Ghotki districts of Sindh would additionally obtain heavy rain with thunderstorms from September 28 to October 2.

Widespread rain-wind-thunderstorms with scattered heavy/very heavy falls, and intensely heavy at instances, are additionally probably in Bela, Awaran, Kech, Makran and Panjgur districts of Balochistan between Thursday, September 30 and Sunday, October 3.

On this interval, sea circumstances would stay tough/very tough with occasional excessive surge in tides.

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