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Rain alert: Heavy showers expected in Karachi on Aug 13, 14

PMD warns that heavy rains may cause urban flooding in Karachi, Thatta, Badin, Hyderabad

By Web Desk
August 12, 2022
Satellite image issued by the Met Department today.
Satellite image issued by the Met Department today. 

KARACHI: The city is likely to receive rain with thunderstorms today as a weather expert forecast very heavy showers on August 13 and 14 under the prevailing monsoon system.

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), monsoon currents from the Bay of Bengal are penetrating in central and lower parts of the country.

A westerly wave is also present in the upper and western parts of the country, it added.

The PMD said that rain-wind/thundershower is expected in most parts of Sindh, Balochistan, while at isolated places in Kashmir, south Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Heavy falls are also likely in Sindh and Balochistan on Friday.

The Met Office added that rain-wind/thundershower is expected in most parts of Sindh, Balochistan, while at scattered places in south Punjab, however at isolated places in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan on Saturday. Heavy falls are also likely in Sindh and Balochistan during the period.

The PMD warned that heavy rains may generate urban flooding in Karachi, Thatta, Badin, Hyderabad, Dadu, Jamshoro, Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad and Mirpurkhas during August 12-13.

It further said that flash flooding is expected in Qilla Saifullah, Loralai, Barkhan, Kohlu, Mosa Khel, Sherani, Sibbi, Bolan, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Awaran, Turbat, Panjgur, Pasni, Jiwani and hill torrents of Dera Ghazi Khan during the forecast period.