Tropical Storm Misses Karachi


It seems like the tropical storm formed up in Indian Ocean will miss Karachi. Earlier it was forecasted to hit Karachi on Monday evening. We might get some strong winds and showers though, even that is enough for the city to create a havoc.

Image Credit: TSR
Story Credit: redsnapper

9 Comments so far

  1. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on June 25th, 2007 @ 3:50 pm

    Great image – and whew!!! glad to see it missed us as Karachi could not have withstood another storm back-to-back clambering down our coast so soon after the one we faced on Saturday which resulted in 230 deaths


  2. Khaaksaar (unregistered) on June 25th, 2007 @ 3:54 pm

    Even an hour’s strong winds and showers are enough for the city to create a havoc.


  3. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on June 25th, 2007 @ 4:08 pm

    Khaaksaar, it wasn’t an hour…just barely twenty minutes. If twenty minutes of wind and rain can create such havoc, I shudder to imagine what it would do in an hour.


  4. x (unregistered) on June 25th, 2007 @ 4:09 pm

    MUCH SADNESS
    :[


  5. redsnapper (unregistered) on June 25th, 2007 @ 4:30 pm

    @Umar: Thanks.

    The cyclone has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm. It hasn’t missed Karachi yet, however. It is moving parallel to our coastline westwards.

    If you see http://www.met.gov.pk/TempFrame/?targetLink=http://www.pakmet.com.pk/Subpage1/S_images/html_files/ir_img.html you’ll know what I mean.

    The tail of such storms carry the “sting”. Read on …

    Today, since, the TS is parallel to the coast, wind is blowing from East. There will be intermittent showers and possibility of some heavy short spells of rain.

    Starting near sunset and then into the night, as the tail passes beneath our coast, the winds are going to move Northwards.

    This means …

    1. huge waves (expected to be over 15 feet average near Cape Monze),

    2. wind speed of over 20+ km/per hour (currently it is approx 15 km/h).

    3. very likely heavy rain.

    This may continue till Tuesday afternoon.

    Final bit: Lower Sind (Thatta etc.) will get winds with speed between 35 and 45 km/h starting today evening.

    Pray for the fishermen and villagers.


  6. redsnapper (unregistered) on June 25th, 2007 @ 4:36 pm

    P.S. I’m turning into a weather evangelist, whatever that means !!

    The Graphic in your post above shows EXPECTED trajectory. The current position is shown by the thicker line. For a current satellite image, see

    http://www.met.gov.pk/TempFrame/?targetLink=http://www.pakmet.com.pk/Subpage1/S_images/html_files/ir_img.html

    http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/tc_pages/tc_home.html

    UTC is GMT for those who don’t know. Add 5 hours to times shown.


  7. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on June 25th, 2007 @ 5:19 pm

    aaaj Mosam bara beyIman hay
    aanay wala koi tofaan hay

    by Rafi


  8. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on June 25th, 2007 @ 5:21 pm

    A/c to GEO,toofan aye ga and banks are closed at IIC. Not sure its true or nott;/


  9. Tariq (unregistered) on June 25th, 2007 @ 9:17 pm

    Storm not expected to hit Karachi directly. GEO and Aaj just spreading some excitement as usual.



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