Heavy rains to hit Karachi from Monday

By: News Desk      Published: 04:50 PM, 4 Jul, 2020
Heavy rains to hit Karachi from Monday

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Saturday forecast a rainy spell in Karachi from July 06 (Monday).

South-westerly winds are blowing in the metropolis with 26 kilometres per hour speed, according to the weather department. A westerly wave is expected to reach the city next week.

The Met Office said that rainfall can start on the evening or night of July 6 (Monday).

The Met Office said that the monsoon currents are expected to strengthen in Sindh that may generate widespread rain-wind/thundershowers in Sindh particularly Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Sanghar, Mirpurkhas, Tharparkar, Umarkot, Jamshoro and Dadu from next week. The rainy spell likely to continue till Tuesday and few heavy falls are also expected during the period, according to the forecast.

Heavy rainfalls may generate urban flooding in Karachi, Thatta, Badin and Hyderabad. PMD earlier warned concerned authorities to take precautionary measures and remain alert during the forecast period.