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Monday's rain turns Karachi weather pleasant

The much awaited rain for the metropolis began in Shara-e-Faisal, Malir, Korangi, I. I. Chundrigar Road, New Karachi , North Krachi, Liaqatabad, Federal B Area, Kharadar, Saddar, North Nazimabad and adjoining areas.

By Web Desk
July 29, 2019

 KARACHI: The people of Karachi woke up to wet streets on Monday after light rain hit the port city  in wee hours and  turned the weather more pleasant.

The much awaited rain for the metropolis began in Shahrah-e-Faisal, Malir,  Korangi, I. I. Chundrigar Road, New Karachi , North Karachi,  Federal B Area, Kharadar, Saddar, North Nazimabad and adjoining areas. 

Several roads and the low-lying areas of the city were waterlogged after light to moderate showers for a couple of hours.

The excitement of the rainfall was somewhat dampened by the power breakdowns and flooded streets in the several parts of the port city.

 Soon after the first drop of rain fell down, power breakdowns were reported in many parts of the city. According to the K-electric officials, at least 400 feeders have been tripped.

A rain emergency has already been declared by the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) and the Sindh health department in the wake of the rains.

Meanwhile, the meteorological office has forecast more rain, saying intermittent rainfall will continue till Wednesday night, adding that the weather in the city on Monday would remain cloudy.

The first spell of the current monsoon season for Karachi started on Monday. According  to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the influence of a low pressure area (LPA), the city could receive heavy showers from Monday afternoon to Wednesday morning.

“We are now expecting rain between 30 and 60 millimetres under the influence of a low pressure area formed in the Bay of Bengal. There may be more rain in the city if the system persists and start getting moisture from the Arabian Sea,” he maintained.