It will rain in parts of Karachi today: PMD

Vehicles on the road during heavy rains in Hyderabad on July 23, 2023.  - inp
Vehicles on the road during heavy rains in Hyderabad on July 23, 2023. – inp

According to Monday’s forecast by the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), Karachi is expected to remain cloudy for the next 24 hours, with possible thunderstorms and rain during the ongoing monsoon period.

The weather office said that there is a possibility of intermittent thunderstorms and heavy rains in some areas of the city.

The current weather in the port city recorded a minimum temperature of 28.5 degree Celsius, while the maximum temperature is expected to reach 34 degree Celsius to 36 degree Celsius. According to PMD, the humidity in the atmosphere is 78%.

Winds in the metropolis are blowing at a speed of 18 kilometers per hour from the north-east.

The weather for the next two days in Karachi is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a possibility of isolated thunderstorms and rain or drizzle. On July 25 and 26, western and south-westerly winds will blow in the city.

The PMD said that monsoon currents from the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal are continuously entering Sindh and eastern parts of the country.

The PMD said that under the influence of this system, dust storm and some heavy rain is likely in the districts of Jamshoro, Dadu, Kambar Shahdadkot, Noshhro Firoz, Jacobabad, Shikarpur, Larkana and Kashmore.

Meanwhile, isolated heavy rainfall with occasional intervals has been forecast in Sukkur, Tharparkar, Umarkot, Mirpurkhas, Badin, Thatta, Sujawal, Shaheed Benazirabad Matiyari, Hyderabad, Tando Allahyar, Tando Muhammad Khan, Sanghar, Khairpur, Ghotki districts and Karachi division till July 25 night and early morning of July 26, the weather office said.

The system and its effects, which include wind and dust storms, may damage loose structures such as electric poles, solar panels, trees and food gardens, etc.

“Heavy to very heavy rains today may cause water logging/localized urban flooding in low-lying areas of Jamshoro, Dadu, Qamar Shahdadkot, Noshhoro Firoz, Jacobabad, Shikarpur, Larkana and Kashmore districts,” the weather forecast authority said.

Farmers have been advised by the PMD to manage their activities keeping in view the forecast, while the general public has been advised to be alert and take precautions.

Where did it rain the most in Karachi?

Several areas of the city received rain in the last 24 hours, with Sarjani Town recording the highest rainfall of 20 mm, the weather office said.

Quaidabad, Kemari and North Karachi received 10.5 mm, 9 mm and 8.7 mm of rain, respectively.

Meanwhile, Orangi Town, Korangi, Gulshan-e-Maymar, Gulshan-e-Hadid, Nazimabad, Masroor Base, Faisal Base, University Road, Saadi Town, Jinnah Terminal, DHA and Old Airport were drenched in rains of 8.4 mm, 6.8 mm, 6.4 mm, 6.6 mm, 3.5 mm, 5 mm, 1.5 mm, 0.8 mm, 0.6 mm 0.5 mm Gone.

PMD predicts flood

Meanwhile, the PMD said that heavy rains may cause flooding of local drains in Dera Ghazi Khan as well as in the northeast and south of Balochistan, including its cities Quetta, Zhob, Qila Saifullah, Ziarat, Barkhan, Kohlu, Shirani, Harnai, Bolan, Lorlai, Khujdar, Lasbela, Kech, Turbat, Panjgur, Awaran, Pasni, Ormara, Gwadar and nearby Areas are included.

On the other hand, heavy rains may cause landslides in vulnerable areas of Kashmir, Dir, Swat, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner, Manshera, Abbottabad, Murree and Galiat from July 24 to 26.

The weather office also informed that more rain accompanied by wind and thundershowers is expected at isolated places over Balochistan, Sindh, South Punjab, Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Islamabad including Upper Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Meanwhile, heavy downpour is also expected over South Punjab, Northeast and South Balochistan and Sindh during the forecast period.

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