Met Department predicts seventh rain spell in Karachi from today

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has issued warning regarding  seventh rain spell expected to hit Karachi on Monday (today).

According to PMD, a seventh rain spell is expected to hit Karachi, and various other parts of Sindh from today.

The Met Department has warned off of urban flooding due to moderate-heavy rains in several low lying areas.

As per the PMD’s forecast, sporadic downpour is expected in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Shaheed Benazirabad, Dadu, Tharparker, Nagarparker, Mirpurkhas, Islam Kot, Umar Kot, and Sanghar.

Meanwhile in Karachi, several areas including Malir, Landhi, Quaidabad already received light showers the previous night (Sunday).

Hyderabad, Badin Sukkur, Larkana and Jacobabad have also reported to have received isolated and heavy showers throughout the night.

It is to be noted that earlier, the three-day record sixth rain spell wreaked havoc in Karachi resulting in 23 deaths in the metropolis.

Karachi has witnessed more than 500 mm of rain in the month of August so far, with around 230 mm of rainfall on Thursday August 27th alone.

In wake of the damage caused by torrential rains in Karachi, Prime Minister Imran Khan has reassured that federal government will be cooperating and assisting Sindh government to resolve major issues faced by the metropolitan city.

Both governments will be focusing on cleaning drainage system, followed by encroachment issue and establishing a comprehensive garbage and waste disposal system to address sewage issue in the city, he said in a statement issued on social media.