Heavy showers anticipated in Karachi at the moment

Commuters push their motorbikes alongside a avenue throughout a monsoon rainfall in Karachi on July 5, 2022. Picture: AFP

KARACHI: After braving widespread city flooding triggered by torrential rains throughout the Eid holidays, Karachi is more likely to obtain one other spell of monsoon showers from at the moment, warned the Met Workplace on Thursday.

In an announcement, the Pakistan Meteorological Division (PMD) stated, “Rain coupled with lightning is anticipated in Karachi within the night.”

The utmost temperature within the port metropolis is anticipated to stay 33 to 35 levels Celsius at the moment, stated the Met Workplace. The humidity stage, nonetheless, is recorded at 78%, it added.

Slower winds are blowing from the northeast within the port metropolis, stated the PMD.

“Heavy rains might generate city flooding in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Dadu, Shaheed Benazirabad, Sukkur, Larkana, Jacobabad, Multan, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Pakpattan, Vehari, Sahiwal and Khanewal. Chance of flash flooding in native nullah and hill torrents of Dera Ghazi Khan and Balochistan,” stated PMD in its day by day climate forecast.

Along with this, the Met Workplace stated that monsoon currents are penetrating most components of the nation. A robust low-pressure space (LPA) is more likely to strategy Sindh at the moment.

Widespread heavy rain is anticipated in Sindh, Balochistan, south Punjab and decrease Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, whereas extra scattered rain-wind is probably going in Islamabad, higher Punjab, higher Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, learn the assertion.  

Sindh declares well being emergency

In the meantime, the Sindh Well being Division has declared a well being emergency within the province as one other robust rain spell is anticipated to hit at the moment.

The depth of the downpour is anticipated to be larger in Karachi on July 15 and 16, stated the Met Workplace.

In view of the heavy rains’ forecast, the well being division has imposed a well being emergency in any respect tertiary-care well being amenities in Karachi and different cities of the province, directing the authorities to ascertain management rooms in any respect the district well being workplaces and hospitals.

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