Cyclone Tauktae may intensify further in next 24 hours: Met dept

On Saturday, the Pakistan Meteorological Department warned that Cyclone Tauktae “is likely to intensify further” during the next 18-24 hours. 

In an advisory posted on its website, PMD said that Tauktae may transform into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (VSCS) during next 18-24 hours.

It is expected to move further in the northwest direction and reach Indian Gujarat by the afternoon/evening of May 18.

It further said that cyclonic storm has tracked northwestward at a speed of 18km and at 2100 PST it lay centered near latitude 14.5N and longitude 72.8E, at a distance of about 1,310km south-southeast of Karachi.

“Maximum sustained winds around the system centre are 100-120 kmph gusting to 140 kmph,” the advisory added.

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