Met office forecasts sporadic rains in Karachi
KARACHI: As Eid-ul-Azha festival celebrations will begin tomorrow (Saturday), the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted more rainfalls in the metropolis for next 12 hours.
However, the weather forecasting department has predicted sporadic rains this time at isolated parts of the city.
The past downpour has already wreaked havoc on the power supply system and municipal infrastructure as electrocution and falling billboard incidents left at least 17 people dead in various parts of the city.
According to the latest predictions for next 12 hours, rain alongside thunderstorm are expected at isolated places in Karachi, Mirpurkhas, Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat, Bannu, D.I khan, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi divisions, Islamabad, upper FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.
At 97 mm, North Karachi and surrounding areas of the city witnessed the maximum rainfall within a 24-hour period. According to Director Meteorological Department, rain in Nazimabad was 67 mm, University Road 27 mm, Masroor Base 42 mm, Saddar 40 mm, Landhi 20 mm, Gulshan Hadeed 16 mm, while it was recorded 29 mm at Faisal Base of the city.
Total Rainfall (mm) during Last 24 hrs in other parts of the country:
Badin 22, Dadu 18, Thatta 15, Rohri 09, Padidan 08, Mithi 04, Moen jo daro 03, SH. Benazirabad, Sukkur 02, Punjab: Jhelum 52, Khanpur 46, Sahiwal 43, Gujranwala 30, Kot Addu, R.Y khan 27, Bahawalpur (A/P 25, City 08), Mangla 21, Murree, Okara 16, Gujrat 13, Multan 12, Sialkot (A/P 11,cantt 04) Sargodha (city 10, A/P 04), T.T Singh 08, D.G khan 07, Shorkot 06, Bahawalanagr, Noorpurthal 05, Rawalpindi (Shamsabad 04, Chaklala 03), Layyah, Faisalabad 04, Jhang03, KP: Kakul 27, Malamjabba 06, Parachinar 03, Saidu Sharif 02, Kashmir: Kotli 57, Rawalakot 18, Muzaffarabad 03, Garidupatta 01,Balochistan: Sibbi 28, Lasbella 05,G.B: Skardu 03, Astore, Bagrote 01.