Karachi sees light rain as Pakistan braces for more showers

SuchTV  |  Apr 18, 2024

Karachi sees light rain as Pakistan braces for more showers
On Wednesday, the Met Office had forecast moderate showers in several districts in Sindh, including Karachi. The weather had remained dry in most parts of the province. However, Sukkur, Rohri, Larkana and Jacobabad districts received traces of rainfall, according to the Associated Press of Pakistan.

As per the latest weather conditions, Karachi was expected to receive only light rain/showers, Chief Meteorologist Sardar Sarfraz said on Thursday.

According to a rainfall report issued this morning, Keamari, North Karachi and Airport Old Area received “traces” of rainfall while other parts of the city hardly saw any showers by 8am.

Meanwhile, one millimetre of rain was reported in Larkana district and traces in Mohenjo Daro by 8am. Other districts of Sindh did not receive notable rainfall.

In a three-day weather forecast issued today, the PMD said “thunderstorm/rain of light to moderate intensity” were likely on Thursday in Jamshoro, Dadu, Naushahro Feroze, Sanghar, Hyderabad, Mitiari, Tando Muhammad Khan, Tando Allahyar, Thatta, Sujawal, Badin, Mirpurkhas, Umerkot, Jacobabad, Shikarpur, Kashmore, Kambar Shahdadkot, Larkana, Khairpur, Sukkur and Ghotki districts, as well as Karachi division.

In Karachi, the weather was expected to remain “mainly cloudy with chances [of] light rain/drizzle” today while “fair/partly cloudy” conditions were likely tomorrow (Friday) and on Saturday.

Temperatures were to remain between 30-32 degrees Celsius today and tomorrow in the metropolis, reaching 34°C on Saturday. The minimum temperature was to drop to 26.5°C today and remain between 24-27°C on the next days, the forecast stated.

Separately, the Sindh Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), in a weather alert, asked all deputy commissioners and district authorities to take necessary precautionary measures, including ensuring the availability of dewatering machines and staff during rainfall.

It ordered that emergency services and ambulances with trained paramedics remain available round the clock, as well as a helpline cell be established to address the needs of affected people on a priority basis.

The PDMA further directed the authorities to ensure the removal of vulnerable billboards, falling trees and loose electric wires and poles.

It advised the general public to monitor weather alerts, keep windows and doors shut, avoid sitting near windows, stay away from power lines, and avoid driving during heavy rain. Citizens were also urged to avoid underpasses, drainage ditches, low-lying areas and areas where water collects, as well as to refrain from parking near walls and weak structures.

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