UPDATED: Met office says flash floods possible in rural & urban areas during July 27-29
The met department has forecast heavy rain in the metropolis from Monday till Wednesday (July 27 to 29).
Weather warning issued on July 27
On July 27, the Pakistan Met Office issued a warning which is reproduced in full here: Widespread rains (with scattered heavy falls at times very heavy in Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Mirpurkhas, Sukkur, Hyderabad, Larkana, Dera Ismail Khan, Bannu, Zhob, Kalat, Sibi and Nasirabad divisions) are expected from Monday to Wednesday. Heavy rains may generate flash flooding and urban flooding in Punjab, upper KP, Sindh and eastern parts of Balochistan during the period, and therefore, all concerned authorities are requested to take precautionary measures accordingly.
According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), widespread rains with scattered heavy at times very heavy falls expected in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Larkana and Mirpurkhas divisions during Monday to Thursday.
Pakistan Met Office also issued warning for widespread rains in Bahawalpur, D.G Khan, Multan, D.I Khan, Bannu, Zhob, Kalat, Sibbi and Nasirabad divisions from Monday to Wednesday. Heavy rains may generate flash flooding and urban flooding in Punjab, upper KP, Sindh and eastern parts of Balochistan during the period, and therefore, all concerned authorities are requested to take precautionary measures accordingly, the weather department advises.
The weather advisory further said that widespread rain/thundershowers/gusty winds with a few moderate to heavy falls likely to occur in Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad and Karachi Divisions. During next 48 hours.
The PMD had earlier forecast 100 to 120 milimeters rainfall in Karachi as a new weather system from Bay of Bengal will enter in southern parts of Sindh.
Rainfall in interior Sindh:
At least four persons died in rain related incidents in Khairpur district during heavy rainfall in upper Sindh.
The rainy spell disturbed normal life in Sukkur, Rohri, Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Larkana and Khairpur. Most of the areas descend in darkness due to power outages. The low-lying areas submerged in rainwater.
According to reports 55 milimeters rain recorded within half an hour in Larkana causing flooding in canals. The water gushing out of Bhar Wah due to breach in the canal.
The rooftop of a house in Khairpur district collapsed leaving a man and his two sons dead.
The wet spell also played havoc with the civic facilities in Mirpur Khas, Tando Mohammad Khan, Sanghar, Shahdadkot and Dadu districts as several feet high water being seen at roads and streets of the cities indicating falsehood of the claims made by the government authorities.
The monsoon showers continued in Lahore and other parts of Punjab.
Balochistan’s Sohbatpur and Naseerabad districts received heavy rainfall disrupting communications in rural areas.
The met office has also forecast more rains in Peshawar and other districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.