KARACHI: The Met department on Tuesday warned of urban flooding in Karachi, Thatta, Badin and Hyderabad due to heavy rainfall expected in Sindh over the next three days.

“Prevailing very humid and hot weather conditions are likely to subside. The monsoon currents currently giving rains in upper/central parts of the country are now likely to give more rain/thunderstorms in southern parts of the country,” stated a Met department advisory.

Explaining the weather system influencing the country, a Met department official said a monsoon low existed over east-central India with its trough extending north westward that was causing monsoon currents to penetrate into eastern Sindh.

“Under its influence, rain-thunderstorms with occasional gusty winds and isolated moderate/heavy falls are likely to occur in most parts of Sindh,” he said.

These districts include Tharparkar, Umerkot, Mirpurkhas, Sanghar, Shaheed Benazirabad, Hyderabad, Badin, Thatta, Karachi, Jamshoro, Dadu, Larkana, Sukkur, Jacobabad, Shikarpur and Ghotki.

The minimum temperature recorded in Karachi on Tuesday was 28 degrees Celsius with 75 per cent relative humidity. The maximum temperature was 36.8 degrees Celsius with 56pc humidity.

Published in Dawn, September 1st, 2021

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