Karachi: Rain spell to persist throughout the week, more downpour expected today

Karachi is expected to receive more rain today as the current rain spell is likely to continue throughout this week, said Met Department.

According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), thunderstorms could form in Karachi this afternoon, which could lead to light and moderate rain in some areas.

Yesterday’s rain was due to moisture coming from the Arabian Sea, while the effects of low air pressure in the Bay of Bengal are yet to come, said Sardar Sarfraz – Met Karachi Director.

Under the influence of this weather system rain, thunder or wind storm with a few moderate to heavy falls are likely to occur in all districts of lower Sindh till July 16th.

The development comes as Karachi received its first rain spell of this year’s monsoon season on Monday a day earlier.

The highest rainfall of 17 mm was recorded at Gulshan-e-Hadid till 9am, while 8mm of rainfall was recorded in Nooriabad, according to the Met office.

Besides this, 5mm rain was recorded at Pakistan Airforce Faisal Base, 4.3mm at University Road, 4mm at Landhi, 3.6mm at Saadi Town, 3.2mm at Jinnah Terminal, and 2.8mm at Surjani Town.

Other city areas that received rainfall include Malir, II Chundrigar Road and its surrounding areas, Steel Town, Yaseenabad, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Saddar, Numaish, Old City Area, Gadap, and Gulistan-e-Jauhar.