Karachiites witnessed spells of heavy rain across the metropolis on Sunday evening and Monday morning. The downpour limited citizens’ movement, reduced business activities, whereas traffic jams were also observed on various roads.
Till 10am on Monday, Karachi had received 20mm to 31mm rainfall in different areas.
“Another spell is, however, expected on January 29 and 30 due to low air pressure in the coming days,” said Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) official Rashid Ahmed.
Office goers and daily wage earners did face difficulties as public transport was largely not available in the city, while many of the school buses and van drivers also preferred not to pick students.
Late night showers did cause casualties, as two instances of electrocution were reported from Ajmer Nagri and Korangi areas of the metropolis.
According to PMD, more widespread rain is also expected in other areas of the country including upper Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, Kashmir, and Gilgit Baltistan during the next 24 hours.
A westerly wave was still affecting most of the upper and central parts of the country and likely to persist in upper parts till Wednesday.