Cyclone Nilofar: Live Updates

1:00 PM: According to the recent reports, Cyclone Nilofar in the Arabian Sea is weakening gradually and is about 650 km in southwest of Karachi and 630 km southeast of Gawadar coast.

Met department reported that the cyclone would continue to move north-eastward (towards adjoining coastal areas of Lower Sindh and Indian Gujrat) with a speed of 14 km/hour in next 24 hours.

10: 52 AM: Tauseef Alam, however, told AFP the storm’s “outer waves would hit Pakistani coasts”, bringing strong winds, high tides and rain to southern parts of the country especially drought-hit districts of southern Sindh province.

30 Oct: 10:00 AM: A very severe cyclonic storm is now about 500 KM away from Karachi. Nilofar is traveling  by the distance of 20 KM per hour.

4: 30 PM: Tropical cyclone ‘Nilofar’ is now about 870 KM away from Karachi. Administration has not done any arrangement in shifting the people from the sea areas to the safest places yet.

1: 41 PM: Cyclone Nilofar is currently about 880 KM away from Karachi.

10:00 AM: Tropical cyclone ‘Nilofar’ has become a very severe tropical cyclone, is currently about 910 kilometres away from Karachi in the northwest, Aaj News reported.

According to Chief Meteorologist Tauseef Alam, the cyclone will start moving towards the northwest and then northeast.

Tauseef Alam said heavy rains will take place in the coastal areas of Sindh, including Karachi, Umerkot and Keti Bunder from today (Wednesday). Furthermore, he advised fishermen not to go into the deep sea till Friday.

According to the Met Office, the sea conditions along the Pakistan coast would be rough to very rough from today (Wednesday) to Friday.