Met office rules out chances of further rain in Karachi

Published December 28, 2021
Vehicles move on a road during rainfall in Karachi, Pakistan on Monday, December 27, 2021. — Photo: — Reuters
Vehicles move on a road during rainfall in Karachi, Pakistan on Monday, December 27, 2021. — Photo: — Reuters

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Tuesday ruled out chances of further rain in Karachi, predicting only isolated drizzle in the metropolis for the remainder of the day.

The city experienced its first spell of winter showers on Monday, with various areas receiving light and moderate showers throughout the day.

Dr Sardar Sarfaraz, chief meteorologist at the Met department, told Dawn.com today that their observatory recorded 27 millimetres of rain at PAF Base Masroor, followed by 26 mm at PAF Base Faisal, 22mm at Gulshan-e-Hadeed, 18.2 at Nazimabad and 12.6mm at Surjani Town, Keamari and Orangi.

The rain spell brought with it a wave of cold weather to Karachi. Safaraz said cold winds could affect the provincial capital for the next three days, as chilly winds from Balochistan were expected to reach speeds of up to 30km/h.

He said a new westerly system will enter the country through Balochistan from Dec 31. However, it is not expected to impact Karachi as of now, he added.

Meanwhile, a 35-year-old man was electrocuted in Saddar area after the rain on Monday. A rescue official identified him as Ghulam Hussain who died near Frere Market.

The KE, in its statement, had challenged the claim and called it a natural death on the basis of its own investigation.

“KE teams also proactively investigated reports of an unfortunate death incident which was reported from Frere Market Area of Saddar. Findings suggested that the death occurred because of natural causes and was not the result of electrocution,” it added.

Opinion

Editorial

Spy games
Updated 02 Oct, 2022

Spy games

The audios leaked so far appear to have been carefully curated: they apply pressure but do not do major damage.
‘Geopolitical football’
02 Oct, 2022

‘Geopolitical football’

THE US-China rivalry is by all measures one of the globe’s most dangerous competitions for power and influence. ...
Fuel price reduction
02 Oct, 2022

Fuel price reduction

ISHAQ Dar is back; so are his signature policies. The reduction of a little over 5pc in fuel prices announced by him...
Untruths and politics
Updated 01 Oct, 2022

Untruths and politics

It would arguably be in the national interest for the Supreme Court to take up the cipher and settle the matter.
Farmers’ protest
01 Oct, 2022

Farmers’ protest

SEVERAL hundred farmers have converged on Islamabad for the last three days to protest against the soaring costs of...
Dasht-i-Barchi bombing
01 Oct, 2022

Dasht-i-Barchi bombing

ON Friday morning, Kabul’s Dasht-i-Barchi neighbourhood was rocked by a terrorist attack targeting an educational...