Commuters make way through flooded roads after heavy rainfall of monsoon spell in Karachi on July 24, 2023. —Online


Commuters make way through flooded roads after heavy rainfall of monsoon spell in Karachi on July 24, 2023. —Online
  • Karachi may experience rain up to 15mm.
  • City likely to experience rain on April 18, 19.
  • Two different rain systems to enter country.

KARACHI: The people of Karachi should brace themselves as the city is expected to receive rainfall, starting from today, under two westerly systems. 

Weather analyst Jawad Memon said the metropolis was expected to receive rain with thunderstorm from April 13 (today) to 15, under the first system. 

During this time, there is a chance of light to moderate rain up to 15 millimetres with wind, said Memon.

He said thunderstorm clouds could form in the suburban areas by today evening, adding that rain is also expected in Karachi and its outskirt areas on April 14 (tomorrow), which could intermittently last till April 15 morning.

The weather expert said the second westerly waves system would enter the country’s southern areas on April 17. Under this system, the coastal line of Sindh and Balochistan including Karachi may experience rain.

He said thunder cells could be formed under the system from April 17 in Karachi’s outskirts. Whereas, Karachi could experience rain and thunderstorm on April 18 and 19, he maintained.

The Met department earlier reported that different areas of Sindh including Sukkur and Larkana are also expected to witness moderate to heavy rainfall in the coming days.

Sindh CM directs civic bodies to brace for heavy rains

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Saturday directed the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC), all towns and the water board to complete their arrangements amid predictions for heavy rains in Karachi.

The CM spokesperson said the chief minister directed all the civic agencies to keep rainwater drains and other drainage system clean for easy flow of water.

“The district administration and police should take care of the people and help them in the difficult time,” the CM said directing the Provincial Disaster Management Authority to coordinate with all the civic agencies.

He urged people not to let their children get out of their houses viewing prediction of torrential rains.


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