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Cyclonic storm Gulab posing no threat to Karachi – Met office

KARACHI: Cyclone storm Gulab posing no threat to Pakistani coastal areas, including Karachi and other divisions.

The Cyclonic Storm over west-central Bay of Bengal has moved westward during last 12 hrs and now lies centred around latitude 18.3N and longitude 87.2E.

“The system is very likely to keep moving westward and cross North Andhra Pradesh-Orissa coast, India by this evening or early night,” the PMD said in its alert.

There is no threat to any coastal area of Pakistan from this system, the Met Office said.

According to Pakistan Meteorological Department’s (PMD) third alert on Tropical Cyclone Gulab in the Bay of Bengal, the storm is currently at a distance of about 2200km from the port city.

It added that Gulab over west-central Bay of Bengal moved westward during the past 12 hours. It now lies centred around latitude 18.3N and longitude 87.2E, the alert further said.

PMD said that the system is likely to keep moving cross North Andhra Pradesh-Orissa coast and westward.

It further said that there is no threat from Cyclone Gulab to any coastal area of the country.