Elements of Karachi obtain gentle showers

Commuters drive via a flooded road after heavy monsoon rainfall in Karachi on July 25, 2022. Photograph: AFP

KARACHI: A number of areas of Karachi on Saturday obtained gentle to reasonable showers because the season’s fourth monsoon spell has began within the Sindh province.

Underneath the affect of the brand new climate system, totally different components of Karachi, Hyderabad, Mirpur Khas, Badin, Umarkot and its suburban areas skilled rain coupled with lightning.

The Pakistan Meteorological Division (PMD), nonetheless, forecast heavy downpours within the port metropolis from August 10 to fifteen.

In its day by day climate report right now, the PMD mentioned, “Partly cloudy and humid climate is predicted in most components of the nation. Nevertheless, rain-wind/thundershower is probably going at remoted locations in Kashmir, Punjab, higher Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, north and east Balochistan [today].”

Met Workplace knowledgeable that monsoon currents are constantly penetrating the nation and are prone to turn into stronger from August 10.

Intermittent rains coupled with wind/thundershower are anticipated in Kashmir, Islamabad, northeast Punjab, higher Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, jap Balochistan and southeastern Sindh from August 6 to 9.

“Rain-wind/thundershower (with scattered heavy falls) are anticipated in Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Islamabad, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and components of Balochistan from tenth to thirteenth August with occasional gaps,” mentioned the PMD.

The Met Workplace warned that heavy rains could generate city flooding in Karachi, Thatta, Badin, Hyderabad, Dadu, Jamshoro, Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad and Mirpurkhas from August 11 to 13.

Heavy showers could generate city flooding in Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan, Faisalabad, Lahore and Gujranwala on Monday and from August 10 to 12, it added.

The PMD mentioned that flash flooding is predicted in native nullahs of Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Shakargarh, Sialkot, Narowal, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Dir, Karak, Lakki Marwat, Bannu and Kashmir on August 8 and from 10 to 12.

Flash flooding is predicted in Qilla Saifullah, Loralai, Barkhan, Kohlu, Mosa Khel, Sherani, Sibbi, Bolan, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Awaran, Turbat, Panjgur, Pasni, Jiwani, Ormara, Gwadar and hill torrents of Dera Ghazi Khan through the forecast interval, the PMD added. 

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