Karachi anticipated to obtain 150mm of rain underneath new monsoon spell

Motorcyclists passing by means of rainwater collected on a highway in Korangi space of Karachi on July 9, 2022. Picture: APP

KARACHI:  Town is anticipated to obtain 130 to 150mm of rainfall underneath the brand new spell of the monsoon system which is affecting the metropolis for the final two days, a high official of the Pakistan Meteorological Division  (PMD) mentioned Saturday.

In response to Chief Meteorologist Sardar Sarfaraz, totally different elements of the port metropolis acquired mild to average showers at this time underneath the affect of the climate system that entered Sindh from Rajasthan.

Speaking to Geo Information, the PMD official mentioned that mild to average intermittent rains are anticipated to proceed all through the day.

Nonetheless, a brand new spell of heavy/ very heavy showers is prone to hit the publish metropolis at 10-11am tomorrow, he mentioned, including that the town may document over 100mm of rain if it continues for two to three hours.

The chief meteorologist mentioned that underneath the brand new spell of the climate system, Karachi is anticipated to obtain 130 to 150mm of rainfall.

He additional mentioned that heavy-to-very heavy falls are additionally anticipated at remoted locations within the port metropolis on July 24 and 25.

In a press release, the PMD warned that heavy rains might generate city flooding in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Larkana, Lahore, Faisalabad and different cities on Saturday and Sunday.

Flash flooding can also be anticipated in native Nullahs of Zhob, Loralai, Barkhan, Kohlu, Musa Khel, Sherani, Sibbi, Bolan and hill torrents of Dera Ghazi Khan in the course of the interval.

Rainfall may additionally set off landslides in Kashmir, Galiyat, Murree, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Chillas, Diamir, Gilgit, Hunza, Astore and Skardu in the course of the forecast interval.

“Robust Monsoon currents are penetrating in higher, central and southern elements of the nation,” learn the assertion.

The Met Workplace mentioned that extra rain-wind/thundershower is anticipated in Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab, Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan.

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