A tropical cyclone Vayu is developing 1500 Km off the coast of Karachi, in the Arabian sea. The low-pressure depression in the open sea was reported on Monday. As the cyclone is still in the early stage it is difficult to say if it is going to bring down the current heat wave or add to it by trapping air in the low-pressure system, says the meteorological department spokesperson.
The tropical cyclone “Vayu” is most likely to hit the Indian state Gujrat, however, the Pakistani coastal areas are threatened by it. Though if it develops into an intense cyclone, it will bring rains in the coastal areas.
The Cheif Met Karachi Abdur Rashid said, “The Joint Typhoon Warning Center of United States has declared that a deep depression in the Eastern Arabian Sea has strengthened into a tropical cyclone at a distance of about 1500 km South of Karachi.”
He further added that the system is likely to move towards the North/northwestward initially, it is expected to increase in strength and become an intense cyclone in the next 36 hours. The chief met also assured that “Currently, none of the Pakistan coastal areas are under threat from this system.”
The meteorological department of Pakistan has warned the fishermen to avoid deep sea and remain alert. The meteorological department’s website will be updated on any news about the cyclone.
As the cyclone, Vayu is increasing its strength and speed it became apparent that it will only add to the heat wave. And so the temperatures will go further up. With the high humidity in the air, it is likely to feel hotter than it actually is.
The Indian meteorological department has issued a warning of high alert and advised fishermen and residents to avoid streams, coastline and the open sea for the next 12 hours as the cyclone is expected to intensify in that time.
The meteorological department Pakistan is closely monitoring the cyclone and the website is constantly being updated. The officials claim it’s unlikely for the cyclone Vayu to cause substantial rains to the coastal areas of Pakistan.