Moderate to heavy rains likely in Sindh

Updated August 10, 2019

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The system would likely lose its intensity by Monday afternoon. — AFP/File
The system would likely lose its intensity by Monday afternoon. — AFP/File

KARACHI: Moderate to heavy rains with thunderstorm are expected in the entire province till Monday morning, which may cause urban flooding in Karachi, Hyderabad and Thatta, the Met department said in an alert on Friday.

“A monsoon system built up in the Bay of Bengal would enter Sindh from Rajasthan today (Friday night) and cause widespread moderate to heavy rains, particularly in central and upper Sindh,” said Sardar Sarfaraz representing the Met department.

The system would likely lose its intensity by Monday afternoon, he added.

According to the Met department website, Mirpurkhas, Thatta, Hyderabad, Karachi, Shaheed Benazirabad divisions are expected to receive widespread rains/wind/thunderstorm from Friday (evening/night) to Monday (morning).

Whereas scattered rains/wind/thunderstorm is expected in Zhob, Kalat, Sibbi, Nasirabad, Makran, Sukkur and Larkana divisions during the same period.

“Heavy falls may generate urban flooding in Karachi, Thatta and Hyderabad divisions on Friday (night) to Sunday, while flash flooding in Kalat, Sibbi, Zhob, Nasirabad divisions during the period. All authorities are advised to remain alert and take precautionary measures during the forecast period,” the advisory says.

Published in Dawn, August 10th, 2019