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Cyclone storm forms in Arabian Sea near Karachi: PMD

KARACHI: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Monday said that cyclone storm Hikka has formed in the Arabian Sea near Karachi.
According to PMD, the Cyclone that has formed in the Arabian Sea would not cause any damage to Pakistan.
The MET department’s Tropical Cyclone Warning Center informed that low-pressure area over Northeast Arabian Sea has intensified into a depression and lay centred around Latitude 19.8°N and longitude 69.4°E, about 610 km Southeast of Karachi.
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According to the met department, the cyclone storm will reach Oman by September 25 and none of Pakistan’s coastal area was under any threat from this cyclonic system.
The weather department has also advised fishermen to avoid deep sea for the next few days.
Reportedly, the cyclone is around 500 km away from Pakistan’s coast and 400 km away from Gujarat coast of India and is moving at the speed of 10 kilometres per hour (kmph).
Meanwhile, PMD has predicted that moderate heat wave condition is likely to continue in Karachi and other southern parts of Sindh till tomorrow. The maximum temperature is likely to remain between 37 – 39ºC.
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