Torrid weather continues in Karachi, Hyderabad, Shaheed- Benazirabad, Badin and Mirpurkhas districts owing to the cyclone Tauktae.
Earlier this morning, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PDM) stated that “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.”
It is pertinent to note that Karachi, along with a few nearby districts such as Tharparkar and Umerkot will experience blustering winds followed by dust or thunderstorms. The tempestuous winds would occur at 30-50 kmph during the next 12 hours.
The conditions of the sea will also remain choppy till today evening. The fishermen of Sindh have already been warned by the CM Sindh to refrain from venturing into deep sea. Their activities can be resumed from May 19.
On the contrary, the areas near the western India experienced ruinous effects of the cyclone Tauktae. A total of 12 people lost their lives over the weekend and on Monday in copious rains and winds as Cyclone Tauktae hit western India. It was one of the most profound storms that India experienced in the last 30 years.
The Indian Meteorological Department stated that devastating winds are being experienced at a speed of 155-165 kilometers per hour (95-100 miles per hour) gusting up to 185 kmph.
In light of the ruinous effects of the cyclone, Mumbai airport remained closed, and people were prohibited from going outdoors. The country is already being severely affected by the pandemic, resulting in 580 COVID patients being shifted to "to safer locations" from three field hospitals.
As the storm scourged Maharashtra state, Six people died and nine were injured, reported the sources.