Karachi, Jun 6: Phet, the advancing cyclone has lost the intensity reducing to category two. It would further weaken to the category one, by the time it reaches Karachi and Pasni, with winds between 35 to 40 knots, informed Tayyab Ali Dogar, the Pak Navy Commander Coast Vice-Admiral.
The impact of cyclone would not be very high though it would be accompanied by heavy rains, especially in the coastal localities.
Phet is expected to hit northern Gujarat coast by the evening of Sunday, Jun 6. Over 8,000 people were evacuated from Kandla and Tuna in Kutch district of Gujarat, as part of the precaution measures. Three fire brigade teams with rescue vehicles were dispatched to Junagadh, Porbandar and Jamnagar for any eventuality. Fishermen have been fobidden to venturing in sea.
Heavy rain is expected in Sourashtra. Heavy wind is predicted in Kutch, Porbandar and Junagadh.
Despite the weakening, Cyclone Phet killed a total of 16 people in Oman on Friday and wounded dozens more, on Saturday, Jun 5.