KARACHI: The city is likely to receive up to 40-50mm of heavy showers today under the influence of a strong weather system that has developed over the sea.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) stated that a low air pressure is present in the south of Sindh which is getting moisture from the North Arabian Sea.
The weather department said that heavy rain is expected in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Umerkot, Mirpur Khas, and Tharparkar this morning.
It added that Karachi is expected to receive 40 to 50 mm of rain.
According to the PMD, rains are likely to continue in the city till July 9 which may cause flooding in low-lying areas.
According to a Met Office advisory issued on Tuesday, monsoon currents are penetrating in the country and may continue during the next 24-48 hours.
The monsoon currents are likely to further strengthen from the weekend, it said.
Under the influence of this weather system:
- Rain-wind/thundershower is expected in Islamabad, Kashmir, Swat, Mansehra, Kohistan, Abbottabad, Haripur, Peshawar, Mardan, Swabi, Nowshera, Rawalpindi, Murree, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Sargodha, Hafizabad, M. B Din, Sialkot, Narowal, Mianwali, Bhakkar, Lahore, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Jhang, T.T Singh, Okara from July 5 (night) to 7 (morning).
- Heavy falls are also expected in Kashmir, Peshawar, Mardan, Kurram, Dir, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Islamabad, Potohar region, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Hafizabad, Lahore, Faisalabad and Sargodha on July (night) and 6.
- Rain-wind/thundershower (with isolated heavy falls) is expected in Zhob, Ziarat, Barkhan, Loralai, Kohlu, Quetta, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Naseerabad, Sibbi, Panjgur, Turbat, Pasni, Gwadar, Ormara, Kech, Awaran, Kharan, Mirpurkhas, Dadu, Karachi, Thatta and Badin from July 5 (night) to 7.
- Heavy falls may generate urban flooding in Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Faisalabad, Lahore, Gujranwala and Sialkot on July 5 (night) 6.
- Flash flooding is also expected in local nullahs of Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Kashmir, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Naseerabad, Gwadar, Awaran, Barkhan, Bolan and Kohlu during the forecast period.
- Rainfall may trigger landslides in Kashmir, Galliyat, Murree, Chillas, Diamir, Gilgit, Hunza, Astore and Skardu.
- Travellers and tourists are advised to remain extra cautious during the forecast period.