No chance of rain in Karachi as Tauktae moves towards India

By: AFP      Published: 12:40 PM, 17 May, 2021
No chance of rain in Karachi as Tauktae moves towards India
A man walks past a fallen tree on a street following heavy rains from Cyclone Tauktae in Mumbai on May 17, 2021. AFP

Cyclone Tauktae, which had developed in the South-eastern Arabian Sea almost a week ago and wreaked havoc in India’s coastal state of Kerala only two days ago, is presently moving in a north-westerly direction at a speed of 18 kilometres per hour, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Monday.

The weather in Karachi is quite hot due to Tauktae, which presently lies 800 kilometres in the southeast of the city. “However, since the cyclone has changed its track, there is no chance of rain in the city,” Meteorologist Mushtaq Shah told 24News.

He said that winds up to 200-220 kilometres per hour were blowing in the areas under the impact of the cyclone.

He further told that the cyclone would make landfall in the Indian state of Gujarat in a few hours from now.

The weatherman said only dust raising winds would blow in the Sindh capital while today (Monday) maximum temperature was expected to go up to 43 degrees Celsius. “Minimum temperature in the city at dawn on Monday was recorded at 32.5 degrees Celsius; the second highest minimum temperature recorded in May,” he said, and added, “The first highest minimum temperature recorded in the port city in the ongoing month was on May 8 when it had soared to 34 degrees Celsius.”

Reporter Sameen Nawaz