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# 10
Issue Date: 18 May, 2021 10:52 AM

Tropical Cyclone “TAUKTAE” in the Northeast Arabian Sea

The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm “TAUKTAE” after intensifying into an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm crossed Indian Gujarat last night, weakened into a Severe Cyclonic Storm laying over Rajasthan, India.

A few dust/thunderstorm-rain accompanied with gusty winds of 30-50 Kmph may occur in Tharparker & Umerkot districts during next 12 hours. Hot & dry weather will continue today in Karachi, Hyderabad, Shaeed- Banzirabad, Badin and Mirpurkhas districts.

Sea Conditions will remain rough till today evening and fishermen of Sindh are advised to avoid going into deep sea. They can resume their activities from tomorrow. This is the final alert in this regard.

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Issued By: Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre, Karachi

# 9
Issue Date: 17 May, 2021 08:59 PM

Tropical Cyclone “TAUKTAE” in the Eastcentral Arabian Sea

The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm “TAUKTAE” has tracked Northward at a speed of 15 Kmph during last 12 hours and now lay centered at 2000PST, 17 May 2021 near latitude 20.4N and longitude 71.2E, at a distance of about 580 km south of Thatta & 650 km south-southeast of Karachi. Maximum sustained winds around the system centre are 180-200 Kmph gusting 220 Kmph. The system is likely to move further northward for some time, then recurve towards Northeast and cross Indian Gujarat by midnight today.

None of the Pakistan coastal area is under threat. However under its influence, dust/thunderstorm-rain with few moderate to heavy falls and gusty winds of 40-60 Kmph are likely to occur in Tharparker & Umerkot districts, at isolated places in Badin & Sanghar districts during next 36 hours. Very hot & dry weather with gusty winds likely to continue in Karachi, Hyderabad, Shaeed- Banzirabad, Badin, Mirpurkhas, Tando Allahyar & Thatta districts till tomorrow evening. Gusty winds may affect the fruit orchards in above mentioned districts. Sea Conditions will remain rough to very rough and fishermen of Sindh are advised to suspend their activities till 19 May 2021.

Issued By: Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre, Karachi

# 8
Issue Date: 17 May, 2021 10:51 AM

Tropical Cyclone “TAUKTAE” in the Eastcentral Arabian Sea

The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm “TAUKTAE” has gained more strength and moved North/northwestward at a speed of 18 Kmph during last 12 hours and now lay centered at 0800 PST of 17 May 2021 near latitude 18.9N and longitude 71.5E, at a distance of about 730 km south of Thatta & 800 km south-southeast of Karachi. Maximum sustained winds around the system centre are 190-210 Kmph gusting 230 Kmph. The system is likely to move further northward and cross Indian Gujarat by 17 May night/ 18 May morning.

None of the Pakistan coastal area is under threat, however under its influence, dust/thunderstorm-rain with few moderate to heavy falls and gusty winds of 40-60 Kmph are likely to occur in Tharparker, Umerkot & Sanghar districts and at isolated places of Badin district during 17- 19 May 2021, while Mirpurkhas and Tando Allahyar districts may receive moderate rainfall accompanied with gusty winds of 25-30 kmph. Very hot & dry weather with occasional gusty winds likely to continue in Karachi, Hyderabad, Shaeed- Banzirabad, Badin & Thatta districts till tomorrow. The gusty wind may affect the fruit orchid of above stated areas. Sea Conditions will remain rough to very rough and fishermen of Sindh are advised to suspend their activities till 19 May 2021.

Issued By: Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre, Karachi

# 7
Issue Date: 16 May, 2021 09:25 PM

Tropical Cyclone “TAUKTAE” in the Southeast Arabian Sea

The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm “TAUKTAE” has moved Northward at a speed of 15 Kmph during last 12 hours and now lay centered at 2000 PST of 16 May 2021 near latitude 16.8N and longitude 72.4E, at a distance of about 1000 km south-southeast of Karachi. Maximum sustained winds around the system centre are 150-170 Kmph gusting to 190 Kmph. The system is likely to move further north/northwest-ward and cross Indian Gujarat by 17 May night/18 May morning.

Based on present environmental and meteorological conditions, dust/thunderstorm-rain with isolated moderate to heavy falls with gusty winds of 40-60 Kmph are likely to occur in Thatta, Sujawal, Badin, Tharparker, Mirpurkhas, Umerkot & Sanghar districts during 17- 19 May 2021. Karachi, Hyderabad, and Shaeed- Banzirabad, districts likely to experience hot/very hot weather with gusty winds during next two days. Sea Conditions will remain rough to very rough and fishermen are advised not to venture in the sea till 19 May 2021.

Issued By: Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre, Karachi

# 6
Issue Date: 16 May, 2021 12:15 PM

Tropical Cyclone “TAUKTAE” in the Southeast Arabian Sea

The Severe Cyclonic Storm “TAUKTAE” intensified into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (VSCS), moved further Northwestward at a speed of 15 Km during last 12 hours and. It now lay centered at 0800 PST of 16 May 2021 near latitude 15.3N and longitude 72.5E, at a distance of about 1210 km south-southeast of Karachi. Maximum sustained winds around the system centre are 100-120 Kmph gusting to 140 Kmph. The system is likely to move further northwestward and reach Indian Gujarat by 18th May morning.

Due to shift in TC course, prevailing environmental and meteorological conditions, dust/thunderstorm-rain with few moderate to heavy falls with gusty winds of 60-80 Kmph are likely to occur in Thatta, Sujawal, Badin, Tharparker, Mirpurkhas, Umerkot & Sanghar districts during 17- 19 May 2021. Karachi, Hyderabad, and Shaeed- Banzirabad, districts likely to experience hot/very hot weather with gusty winds and blowing dust during next two days. Sea Conditions will remain rough to very rough and fishermen are advised not to venture in the sea till 19 May 2021.

Issued By: Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre, Karachi

# 5
Issue Date: 15 May, 2021 10:00 PM

Tropical Cyclone “TAUKTAE” in the Southeast Arabian Sea

The Cyclonic Storm “TAUKTAE” intensified into a Severe Cyclonic Storm (SCS) has tracked Northwestward at a speed of 18 Km and lay centered at 2100 PST of 15 May 2021 near latitude 14.5N and longitude 72.8E, at a distance of about 1310 km south-southeast of Karachi. Maximum sustained winds around the system centre are 100-120 Kmph gusting to 140 Kmph. The system is likely to intensify further into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (VSCS) during next 18-24 hours and move further in northwest direction and reach Indian Gujarat by 18th May afternoon/evening.

Based on the existing meteorological conditions, dust/thunderstorm-rain with few moderate to heavy falls with gusty winds of 60-80 Kmph are likely to occur in Thatta, Sujawal, Badin, Tharparker, Mirpurkhas, Umerkot & Sanghar districts during 17- 20 May 2021. Dust/thunderstorm-rains with isolated moderate/heavy falls and gusty winds of 40-60 Kmph are also likely in Karachi, Hyderabad, Jamshoro and Shaeed- Banzirabad, during 18-20 May 2021. Sea Conditions will be rough to very rough and fishermen are advised not to venture in the sea during 16-20 May 2021.

Issued By: Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre, Karachi

# 4
Issue Date: 15 May, 2021 02:53 PM

Tropical Cyclone “TAUKTAE” in the Southeast Arabian Sea

The Depression over Southeast Arabian has intensified into a Cyclonic Storm “TAUKTAE” and lay centered at 0800 PST of 15 May 2021 near latitude 12.7N and longitude 72.3E, at a distance of about 1460 Km south-southeast of Karachi. Maximum sustained winds around the system centre are 70-90 Kmph gusting to 100 Kmph. The system is likely to intensify further into a Severe Cyclonic Storm (SCS) during next 12-18 hours and move in north-northwest direction and reach Indian Gujarat by 18th May morning.

According to present environmental conditions and under the influence of this system, widespread raindust/thunderstorm with few heavy to very heavy falls and gusty winds of 70-90 Kmph are likely to occur in Thatta, Badin, Thar, Mirpurkhas, Umerkot & Sanghar districts from 17 May to 20 May 2021. Raindust/thunderstorm with few heavy falls and gusty winds of 40-60 Kmph are also likely in Karachi, Hyderabad, Jamshoro, Shaeed Banzirabad, Sukkur, Larkana, Shikarpur, Jacobabad and Dadu during 18-20 May 2021. Sea Conditions will be rough to very rough and fishermen are advised not to venture in the sea during 16-20 May 2021.

 
Issued By: Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre, Karachi

# 3
Issue Date: 14 May, 2021 03:52 PM

Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert- 03 in the Southeast Arabian Sea

Yesterday’s low-pressure area over Southeast Arabian Sea has rapidly intensified into a Depression (intense low-pressure area) and lay centered around latitude 11.0N and longitude 72.3E, at a distance of about 1640 km southeast of Karachi. The system is likely to intensify further into a Cyclonic Storm during next 18-24 hours and move in north-northwest direction.

PMD’s tropical Cyclone Warning Centre, Karachi is closely monitoring the system and will keep updating accordingly. Presently, none of Pakistan coastal area is under any threat. However, Fishermen of Sindh are advised to remain alert and avoid going into deep sea.

Issued By: Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre, Karachi

# 2
Issue Date: 13 May, 2021 04:55 PM

Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert in the Southeast Arabian Sea

Spokesman of Met Office informed that a low-pressure area has formed over Southeast Arabian Sea and adjoining areas, at a distance of about 1440 km from Karachi. The system is likely to strengthen further into a Depression (strong low-pressure area) during next 36-48 hours and then into a Tropical Cyclone by 16th May and move in northwest direction.

PMD’s tropical Cyclone Warning Centre, Karachi is closely monitoring the system and updates will be issued accordingly. Presently, none of Pakistan coastal area is under any threat. However, Fishermen of Sindh are advised to remain alert and avoid going into deep sea from 14th May onwards.

Satellite imagery at 13 May, 1530 PST
Issued By: Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre, Karachi

# 1
Issue Date: 12 May, 2021 04:12 PM

Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert in the East Arabian Sea

Spokesman of Met Office informed that there are strong convective clouds lying over the South/Southeast Arabian Sea which consequently may lead to formation of a low-pressure area over there by 14 May morning. Due to favourable environmental conditions the system is very likely to strengthen into a Tropical Cyclone by 16th May.

PMD’s tropical Cyclone Warning Centre, Karachi is closely monitoring the system and updates will be issued accordingly. Presently, none of Pakistan coastal area is under any threat. However, Fishermen of Sindh are advised to remain alert and avoid going into deep sea from 14th May onwards.

Satellite imagery at 1300 PST
Issued By: Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre, Karachi