KARACHI The depression in central Arabian Sea since Monday has intensified into a tropical cyclone and is presently located at about 1,100 Km south-southwest of Karachi. According to Met Office, it is likely to recurve in north-easterly direction towards coastal areas of Indian Gujarat and Sindh coast. Tropical cyclone is expected to move initially in north-westerly and northerly direction during the next 24 hours. The cyclone is expected to further intensify into a severe tropical cyclone after crossing 20N (on Thursday), the official of Met Office stated. Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre of Pakistan Meteorological Department warned fishermen of Sindh and Balochistan who are in open sea to return to the coast before Wednesday evening. All fishermen are advised not to venture into open sea from Thursday to Saturday. Based on probable track and estimated intensity of tropical cyclone, widespread rain with scattered heavy fall accompanied by gusty winds (60-80 knots) is expected along Sindh-Makran coast from Thursday evening to Saturday. Fairly widespread heavy falls with strong gusty winds (80-100 knots) are expected over lower Sindh including Thatta, Badin, Tharparkar, Umarkot, southern areas of Hyderabad & Mirpurkhas Districts on Friday and Saturday. Karachi is also likely to receive thundershowers accompanied by strong duststorm during the period. Due to this cyclone, the sea conditions are going to be rough to very rough in the next 48 hrs, and high tides are also expected to develop near Sindh-Makran coast on Friday and Saturday.