Thursday, August 11, 2022

Strong gusty winds minimize visibility level in Karachi

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KARACHI: Strong gusty winds coming from Balochistan have hit Karachi on Saturday, bringing the visibility level to 500 meters and disrupting the flight schedule in the city.

According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the dust storm would continue for the entire day and will further minimize temperatures in the city.

“The temperature is being recorded at 20 degree centigrade on Saturday morning and it will remain between 25 to 27-degree centigrade as the day progresses,” the met office said.

It further shared that the winds are currently blowing at a speed of 35 to 40 kilometres per hour and could further rise to 50 to 60 kilometres per hour as the day passes on.  “14 percent moisture is being recorded in the Karachi air,” they said.

Moreover, flight operation at the Karachi airport has also been disrupted owing to dusty winds and domestic flights of PIA and other private airlines for Quetta, Lahore and Islamabad have faced a delay.

The sources within the airport said that the flights will resume as soon as the weather condition improves.

At least five people including two children lost their lives and many sustained wounds due to roof and wall collapse incidents as gusty winds battered different parts of Karachi on Friday.

Gusty winds battered different parts of Karachi as five deaths were caused by the roof, wall collapses, and road accidents. The blustery westerly winds measured at 20-26 nautical miles uprooted trees and electricity polls besides causing road accidents, house collapses, and power outages in the city.

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