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Friday December 09, 2022

Karachi weather update: City receives heavy showers for second consecutive day

A westerly wave is affecting upper and central parts of Pakistan while moist currents are penetrating southern parts, says PMD

By Web Desk
September 13, 2022
Motorcyclists are passing through a flooded road in Karachi amid heavy rain on September 12.— APP
Motorcyclists are passing through a flooded road in Karachi amid heavy rain on September 12.— APP

KARACHI: Heavy showers coupled with strong winds and lightning continued to batter parts of Karachi for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, causing widespread power outages and inundating low-lying areas.

Rainfall is reported in Gulshan-e-Hadeed, North Nazimabad, Shahrah-e-Faisal, M.A. Jinnah Road, I.I. Chundrigar, Saddar, Malir, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Johar, Scheme 33 and other areas.

Earlier in the day, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) forecast more rains coupled with strong winds and lightning.

In a statement, the Met Office said that a westerly wave is affecting upper and central parts of the country. Moist currents are penetrating southern parts of the country, it added.

Weatherman Jawad Memon said that the port city is expected to experience moderate to heavy showers today.

“The rain-bearing clouds will start forming over Karachi this afternoon,” he added

A low-pressure area is prevailing over Indian Gujrat and its surrounding areas, he said, adding that the weather system could cause rains in lower Sindh from today to September 15. 

Different areas of Balochistan are expected to receive more rains today under the system, the weather expert added.

Meanwhile, Chief Meteorologist Sardar Sarfaraz, while giving the weather outlook for the days to come, said that there is a chance of a downpour in Karachi this afternoon (Tuesday), while the wet spell is expected to continue in Tharparkar, Umarkot and Badin during the next two days.

He said that Dadu, Sehwan, Qambar and Shahdadkot may also receive rain. However, the spell will end in Karachi after today's expected showers, which will likely end the intensity of heat, he added.

The Met department official said that the current showers are a part of the monsoon spell, which is no longer intense.

He said that another wet spell is likely after September 22.