Phet Cyclone in PakistanPhet Cyclone will hit Karachi Coast today. According to sources, Phet may hit coastal areas of Karachi, Pakistan on Sunday 06 June or on Monday 07 June. Phet Cyclone is about 200km away from Pakistan shores. It is headed towards Pakistan after wrecking Oman. It is feared that Phet will hit Karachi, Gawadar, Thatta, Hyderabad, Badin, Mirpur Khas, Kati Bandar, Shahi Bandar, Bhimbor, Jevani, Jati and Mirpur Sakro.
It is expected that cyclone will cause 20 to 25 meter high tides and heavy rains across coastal line of Pakistan from Sunday to Tuesday (06-06-2010 ~ 08-06-2010)
Qamar uz Zaman Chaudhary, Director General of Meterological Department told that cyclone is 200 km away from Pakistan and its speed is 100 km/hr.
Vice Admiral Tayyab Ali Dogar, Commandar Coast Pakistan Navy told that Karachi would remain safe from the Phet Cyclone as it has lost its intensity from category 3 to category 2 and it will further weaken to category 1 when it will landfall between Pasni and Karachi. It is also predicted by Admiral that speed of cyclone will not be more than 40 knots as it will enter into the Pakistani coasts.
Heavy rains and thunderstorm in Karachi have left many injured and normal daily life has been distrubed very badly. Half of the city and many roads are flooded with rain water.
Rain and Thunderstorm has also spoiled the life in Gawadar and many other areas of Balochistan and Sindh. Phet is likely more dangerous than Tsunami.
What is the meaning of Phet?
Phet is a Thai word and it means Diamond.