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Low-pressure in Arabian Sea intensifies into depression, urban flooding alert for several cities

Low-pressure in Arabian Sea intensifies into depression, urban flooding alert for several cities
September 30, 2021 Web Desk

KARACHI (92 News) – The Met Office on Thursday informed that the well-marked low-pressure area over south Gujarat, India after moving over Northeast Arabian Sea has intensified into a depression and the system is likely to intensify further into a cyclonic storm during next 24 hours and move northwestwards.

It said that under the influence of this weather system, widespread rain-wind-thunderstorms with scattered heavy/very heavy falls, extremely heavy at times, accompanied with squally winds were likely in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Mirpurkhas, Thaparker, Umerkot, Sanghar, Shaheed Benazirabad, Noshero Feroz, Tando Muhammad Khan (TMK), Tando Allayar (TAY), Dadu, Jamshoro, Sukkur, Larkana, Jacobabad, Shikarpur & Ghotki districts from today afternoon/late evening (Thursday) to 2nd Oct (Saturday).

Moreover, widespread rain-wind-thunderstorms with scattered heavy/very heavy falls, extremely heavy at times, are likely in Gwadar, Lasbela, Awaran, Kech, Khuzdar, Kalat and Panjgur districts of Balochistan from 30 Sep (Thursday) to 3 Oct (Sunday).

The Met Office said that sea conditions would remain rough/very rough with high surge at times till Oct 3 (Sunday). "Fishermen are advised not to venture in the sea from 30 September (Thursday) to 3 October (Sunday). Torrential rains may generate urban flooding in Karachi, Badin, Thatta, Hyderabad, Dadu, Mirpurkhas, Shaeed Benazirabad, Lasbela, Sonmiani, Ormara, Pasni, Gwadar, Turbat & Jiwani. Windstorm may cause damages to vulnerable structures," it informed.