Storm ‘Maha’ to intensify during next 12 hours, no threat to Pakistan areas
KARACHI (92 News) – After cyclonic storm ‘Kyarr’, the fourth storm ‘Maha’ has started intensifying in the Arabian Sea. According to a press release issued by the Pakistan Meteorological Department, the severe cyclonic storm ‘Maha’ over the east-central Arabian Sea has moved northwestwards during last 12 hours and located at a distance of about 940km southeast of Karachi with maximum sustained surface winds of 90-110 kmph. Maha is likely to intensify into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (VSCS) during next 12 hours, track further west/northwestwards for next two days and then re-curve northeast towards Indian Gujarat. Currently, there is no threat to Pakistan coastal areas. However, fishermen are advised to remain careful and avoid into deep sea from Monday. Earlier on October 30, Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm (ESCS) Kyarr over west-central Arabian Sea had diverted towards Gulf of Aden.