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Monsoon rain lashes several localities of Lahore after Karachi

LAHORE: The new spell of monsoon rains in the country lashed several localities of Lahore city on Friday morning, ARY News reported  Davis Road, Samanabad, Canal Road, and Garden Town were among several other areas of the city receiving heavy rainfall. At 20mm, Samanabad received the maximum rainfall this morning, followed by Jail Road which received 19mm of rain while the other localities including Airport and Johar Town received 10mm of rainfall. Meantime, several other parts of the province including Gujranwala…

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…

17 dead as torrential rain wreaks havoc in Karachi

KARACHI: At least 17 people were dead in rain-related incidents on Thursday as torrential downpour continued to lash various parts of Karachi. Most of them were electrocuted in separate incidents, ARY News reported.  Thado dam breach has led to thousands of cusecs of water gushing out which has flooded nearby areas including Usman Khaskheli Goth, Amir Bux Goth and Saadi Town. The city administration has sought the assistance of the Pakistan Army after several areas were submerged after heavy downpours the metropolis.…

PMD forecasts week-long spell of rain in Karachi amid Eid celebrations

KARACHI: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast a continuous spell of rain in the port city from Tuesday (tomorrow) till the weekend amid Eid-ul-Azha celebrations. The weather forecasting department has cautioned Karachiites for possible impact of around week-long spell of rain. However, the precipitation magnitude is yet to be predicted. Moreover, the temperature is expected to rise and sea-breeze may also come to a halt on Tuesday, sources at PMD said. Meantime, Mithi, Hyderabad, Badin, Tharparkar…

Patchy rain in Karachi turns weather pleasant

KARACHI: The weather in the metropolis turned pleasant as the various areas on Monday received light rain, ARY News reported. Various localities including Gushan-e-Maymar, Korangi, Malir, Gulistan-e-Johar, Malir, Gulshan-e-Hadeed and other received unexpected rainfall, bringing temporary relief to Karachiites from the scorching heat. According to Pakistan Meteorologist Department (PMD), the city is likely to receive light to moderate rainfall in coming days. The PMD has also forecast rain-thunderstorm with gusty…

Second lunar eclipse of year to be viewed in Pakistan Tonight

KARACHI: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has said that the second lunar eclipse of this year will be visible between August 7 and 8. According to PMD, the lunar eclipse will take place between 8:50pm today (Monday) and 1:51am tomorrow (Tuesday) of Pakistan time. The partial eclipse will begin at 10:23pm and end at 12:18pm. Residents of Asian countries including Pakistan apart of Europe, Antarctica, Africa, and Australia will be able to see the eclipse. The first lunar eclipse of the current year…

Mercury in Karachi may drop to normal by weekend: weather deptt

KARACHI: After battling abnormal heat for the last few days, Karachiites may get some respite in the fasting month of Ramazan after Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) forecasts a drop in temperature from today (Thursday).    “The residents may experience a slight difference in weather today (Thursday)”, said PMD spokesperson Shahid Abbas. The mercury level is expected to drop to 36°C, lowering the heat effect as winds are expected to blow South-West today, sources at PMD said. Moreover, the decline in…

6.4 magnitude earthquake jolts Balochistan coastal areas

GWADAR: A 6.4 magnitude earthquake jolted the coastal areas of Balochistan early Wednesday morning, ARY News reported. According to details, the tremors were felt in Gwadar, Pasni, Turbat, Jiwani and adjoining areas along the Makran coastal belt of Balochistan. Pakistan Meteorological Department stated that the epicenter of the earthquake was 23-kilometre west of Pasni with a depth of 10-kilometres. The tremors, which struck at early hours of Wednesday at 03.00 am, caused people to wake up from their sleep and…

Parts of Karachi receive light rainfall

KARACHI: Several areas of Karachi received light rain, ARY News reported on Wednesday. The rain forecast of Pakistan Meteorological Department came true as drizzle reported in different parts of the metropolis today. The areas which received showers included Shahrah-e-Faisal, Shah Faisal Colony and Defence Housing Authority (DHA). The weather department had also predicted snowfall and rainfall in mountainous areas of the country, which will drop the mercury opening a spell of cold and frosty weather. It is…

Showers, snowfall forecast for parts of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted rain and snowfall in different parts of the country for this week, ARY News reported. According to details, the weather department has predicted snowfall in different districts of Balochistan including Quetta, Zhob and Kalat. The met department has also predicted rainfall in different parts of Sindh on Tuesday and Wednesday. According to the weather forecast, rainfall is expected in Karachi on Wednesday. PMD also predicted snowfall for Islamabad,…