On Tuesday, the Pakistan Meteorological Department and Oman Meteorological Department confirmed that a tropical cyclone ‘Nanauk‘, is developing in the eastern parts of the Arabian Sea and is heading in a northwestern direction towards the Oman coast. It is expected to hit the Oman coast sometime around June 15. The tropical storm was named ‘Nanauk’ according to the list of names approved by the Tropical Cyclone Panel for Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal.
As the press release states, due to this movement of the tropical cyclone, the ongoing wave of heat in Pakistan might intensify further for another five days and might also expand towards other regions of the country including Islamabad, Upper Punjab and KPK over the weekend. Moreover, the current wave of heat will also surround the northern areas of the country including Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir over the coming weekend. This would trigger snow melting on a large scale, due to which the water inflows in the mountainous areas of Upper KPK, Gilgit Baltistan, Kashmir and Tarbela Dam may also increase considerably over the coming weekend.
TROPICAL CYCLONE 02A (TWO) WARNING #4
WTIO31 PGTW 102100
101800Z POSIT: NEAR 16.5N 67.8E
MOVING 310 DEGREES TRUE AT 05 KNOTS
MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT: 16 FEET
10/18Z, WINDS 050 KTS, GUSTS TO 065 KTS
11/06Z, WINDS 060 KTS, GUSTS TO 075 KTS
11/18Z, WINDS 065 KTS, GUSTS TO 080 KTS
12/06Z, WINDS 070 KTS, GUSTS TO 085 KTS
12/18Z, WINDS 075 KTS, GUSTS TO 090 KTS
13/18Z, WINDS 070 KTS, GUSTS TO 085 KTS
14/18Z, WINDS 065 KTS, GUSTS TO 080 KTS
15/18Z, WINDS 055 KTS, GUSTS TO 070 KTS
Due to its intensity, it is expected that it will become a full blown category-1 Cyclone soon. Its present position is 16.97 N, 66.57 E. The cyclone is currently 878 km south of Karachi, 660 km southwest of Mumbai and 990 km southeast of Masirah, Oman. The pressure is now 986 mb, while the winds are blowing at more than 90 km/hour. However, it is also expected that between June 14 to June 15, its intensity might weaken considerably before hitting central Oman as a low pressure or a depression.