Talking to The Express Tribune, PMD spokesperson Khalid Malik said there were no chances that the cyclone would hit Karachi and other coastal cities of Pakistan. Earlier, the marine meteorology and tropical cyclone warning centre of the met office, Karachi had issued a tropical cyclone alert on its official website. This depression is likely to concentrate into a tropical cyclone during the next 24 hours. Hot and dry weather to continue in Karachi“The tropical cyclone warning centre is regularly monitoring the intensity and track of this weather system. Forecasters warned the weather system could develop into a severe cyclonic storm with winds gusting to 135 kph (83 mph).
Source: The Express Tribune October 08, 2018 16:07 UTC