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Cyclone Nilofar Dying Out, No Threat To Karachi And Other Coastal Areas


Even if cyclone Nilofar was apparently dying out on Thursday, it still has the potential of causing heavy rain with strong gusty winds in lower Sindh and the Lasbela coastline of Pakistan.

Cyclone Nilofar
Cyclone Nilofar

According to the Met office, “The severe tropical cyclone (Nilofar) in the Arabian Sea has weakened rapidly and converted into a ‘cyclonic storm.’ Under the influence of the cyclonic storm, widespread rain and thundershowers with isolated heavy falls accompanied by strong gusty winds are expected in lower Sindh and the adjoining coast of Lasbela from Thursday night till Saturday. The sea conditions along Pakistan coast are likely to remain rough to very rough on Friday and Saturday, and fishermen of Sindh and Balochistan are advised not to venture in the sea.”

A senior Met official said the cyclone no longer poses serious threat to the coastal cities and towns of Pakistan, but there were strong chances of heavy rain in Karachi, Sajawal, Badin and Thatta in Sindh and Lasbela in Balochistan.