Karachi, Hyderabad, and Shaheed Benazirabad are likely to experience hot to very hot weather with gusty winds and blowing dust during the next two days.
There is little to no chance of rain in Karachi under the influence of tropical cyclone Tauktae, so the weather is expected to remain very hot on Monday and Tuesday.
The weather conditions will start improving in Karachi from Wednesday noon or afternoon with a change in wind direction and the resumption of sea breeze.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department (Met Department) on Sunday announced that Cyclone Tauktae is moving away from the country’s coastal belt and is not likely to make landfall.
“The cyclone is turning away to the southwest direction,” said the PMD’s Director Sardar Sarfaraz. “Though the cyclone is intensifying, it will pass by Pakistan’s coastal belt without touching it.”
“There’s little to no chance of rain in Karachi, Hyderabad, or Benazirabad, but it will result in very hot weather in these cities with gusty winds for at least two days,” said Sardar Sarfraz.
“The maximum temperature is likely to remain between 41 and 43 degrees Celsius.”
He added that strong, dusty winds are blowing in Karachi due to the cyclone.
The speed of winds is likely to reach the speed of 25-30km/hr in the metropolis, he said.
“The severe cyclonic storm Tauktae had intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm, moved further north-westward at a speed of 15 kilometres during the last 12 hours, and by 2000 PST of 16 May 2021 near latitude 16.8N and longitude 72.4E, at a distance of about 1000 km south-south-east of Karachi,” he said.
“The maximum sustained winds around the system centre are 150 to 170 kmph gusting to 190 kmph. The system is likely to move further north or north-westward and cross Indian Gujarat by 17 May night or 18 May morning,” he added.
While the sea conditions will remain rough to very rough, so fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea until 19 May.