Just when you think it can’t get any worse …

There’s a chance that a typhoon may hit Karachi on Sunday. Other news sources are reporting that it will hit Badin, Thatta and Thar instead.

Somehow I don’t think we’re going to have a repeat of the panic that occurred in the 80s when a similar typhoon warning led to people fleeing to Hyderabad.

5 Comments so far

  1. Haseeb A (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2006 @ 7:36 pm

    Heard on radio… it has weakened but it will bring rains to thatta, badin etc. hope some of it comes to karachi too!! we can do with a little more rain ;)


  2. Mubashir (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2006 @ 7:52 pm
  3. JAY (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2006 @ 11:52 am

    Forecast Advisory Bulletin
    WTIO31 PGTW 222100
    MSGID/GENADMIN/NAVPACMETOCCEN PEARL HARBOR HI/JTWC//
    SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING//
    RMKS/
    1. TROPICAL CYCLONE 04A (MUKDA) WARNING NR 005
    01 ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE IN NORTHIO
    MAX SUSTAINED WINDS BASED ON ONE-MINUTE AVERAGE

    WARNING POSITION:
    221800Z — NEAR 20.2N 66.7E
    MOVEMENT PAST SIX HOURS – 090 DEGREES AT 02 KTS
    POSITION ACCURATE TO WITHIN 045 NM
    POSITION BASED ON CENTER LOCATED BY SATELLITE
    PRESENT WIND DISTRIBUTION:
    MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 060 KT, GUSTS 075 KT
    RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS – 025 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
    025 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
    025 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
    025 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
    RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS – 055 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
    055 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
    055 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
    055 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
    REPEAT POSIT: 20.2N 66.7E

    FORECASTS:
    12 HRS, VALID AT:
    230600Z — 20.1N 66.8E
    MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 060 KT, GUSTS 075 KT
    RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS – 025 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
    025 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
    025 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
    025 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
    RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS – 055 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
    055 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
    055 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
    055 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
    VECTOR TO 24 HR POSIT: 180 DEG/ 01 KTS

    24 HRS, VALID AT:
    231800Z — 19.9N 66.8E
    MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 060 KT, GUSTS 075 KT
    RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS – 025 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
    025 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
    025 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
    025 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
    RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS – 055 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
    055 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
    055 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
    055 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
    VECTOR TO 36 HR POSIT: 235 DEG/ 02 KTS

    36 HRS, VALID AT:
    240600Z — 19.7N 66.5E
    MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 060 KT, GUSTS 075 KT
    RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS – 025 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
    025 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
    025 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
    025 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
    RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS – 055 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
    055 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
    055 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
    055 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
    VECTOR TO 48 HR POSIT: 240 DEG/ 03 KTS

    EXTENDED OUTLOOK:
    48 HRS, VALID AT:
    241800Z — 19.4N 65.9E
    MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 055 KT, GUSTS 070 KT
    RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS – 020 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
    020 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
    020 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
    020 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
    RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS – 050 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
    050 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
    050 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
    050 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT

    REMARKS:
    222100Z POSITION NEAR 20.2N 66.7E.
    TROPICAL CYCLONE (TC) 04A (MUKDA), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 280 NM
    SOUTH OF KARACHI, PAKISTAN, HAS TRACKED EASTWARD AT 02 KNOTS
    OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT
    221800Z IS 25 FEET. NEXT WARNINGS AT 230900Z AND 232100Z.//
    BT
    #0001
    NNNN


  4. SWA (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2006 @ 12:11 pm
  5. Jawed Ali (unregistered) on September 24th, 2006 @ 2:03 pm

    Is it exactly heading towards karachi. There are two reports some says it is heading towards thatta and badin and other says to words karachi?



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