Karachi, parts of Sindh bracing for another monsoon spell

KARACH: The Pakistan Meteorological Department has forecast another spell of monsoon rains in Karachi and other parts of Sindh from Friday (today).

In its report, the Met Office forecast sporadic heavy rainfall with thunderstorm in the provincial metropolis from this evening.

Earlier Chief Meteorologist Sardar Sarfaraz predicted rainfall with windstorm on July 15 and 16, as monsoon currents from Bay of Bengal are continuously penetrating in the country.

The Met office informed that another strong monsoon low pressure area (LPA) is likely to approach Sindh today. The weather official warned that torrential rains may generate urban flooding in low-lying areas of Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin and other cities of Sindh, and Awaran, Panjgur and Turbat in Balochistan.

Flash-flooding is also expected in local Nullahs of Kirthar range and hill torrents of Balochistan from July 14 to 16, while, in Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Dir and Kashmir from July 14 to 16.

The Met office informed that strong monsoon low pressure area which is approaching Sindh, will persist till July 18.

This weather system will bring widespread rain-thunderstorms with few heavy to very heavy falls likely to occur in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Mirpurkhas, Umerkot, Tharparker, and other districts of Sindh during July 14-18, the Met office report said.

It said that persistent heavy rain spell may trigger hill torrents and flash flooding along and downstream Kirthar range.



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