Rain lashes several parts of city, MET predicts more rainfall
KARACHI: Light rainfall received at most parts of the metropolis on Wednesday night as weather office forecasts heavy rainfall till weekend, ARY News reported.
Heavy clouds began hovering over the city at 2pm today following the predictions by weather forecasting department.
Rain lashed several parts of the city including Malir, Sohrab Goth, Gulistan-e-Johar, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Hassan Square, SITE area, and Shahrah-e-Faisal, affecting vehicular movement in Gulshan-e-Iqbal area.
Early today, the city received a light drizzle in the morning.
A new monsoon system has entered in Sindh from India that will generate a wet spell with thunderstorm and heavy rainfall, Director Meteorological Department Abdul Rasheed said.
The wet spell in southern parts of Sindh including Mirpur Khas, Hyderabad and Karachi divisions will persist today, tomorrow till Friday. The weather system will weaken on Friday night.
The cloudy weather however will continue on Eidul Azha, which falls on Saturday.
According to the met office, presently seasonal low lies over north Balochistan. Strong monsoon currents are penetrating southern parts of the country, while moderate currents in upper parts and Kashmir.
Urban Flooding Warning
National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has advised all concerned departments for an update of SMS alert in view of expected flash flooding due to rains and thunderstorm during current week.
According to NDMA, flash floods are likely to impact areas of Sindh and Balochistan provinces.
NDMA has asked the PDMAs of Sindh and Balochistan to coordinate with cellular mobile operators for early dissemination of SMS alert in the areas.
The Met office has warned of urban flooding if necessary arrangements are not taken by the municipal authorities in view of widespread rains. The met officials advised the authorities concerned to ensure cleanliness of storm water drains system of the city to avoid flooding.
Karachi Metropolitan Corporation officials said that with limited resources and power they are trying their best to serve the people and try to provide them with relief at any cost. A senior director for municipal services said all their arrangements had been done, including repair of suction pumps, in order to deal with any emergency.