Karachi’s Masroor Base received 23.81 inches rainfall in July

Published July 31, 2022
A boy wades through his flooded house after heavy monsoon rains in Karachi. — AFP/File
A boy wades through his flooded house after heavy monsoon rains in Karachi. — AFP/File

KARACHI: Weather is likely to remain partly cloudy to cloudy with chances of light rain/drizzle in the next few days with maximum temperature ranging between 31 degrees Celsius to 33°C, a Met official stated on Saturday.

“Right now, there are no signs of any emerging system that could affect Karachi, which is likely to continue with its normal weather features in the next four to five days,” chief meteorologist Dr Sardar Sarfarz said, adding that Karachi historically received more rainfall in the month of August.

According to the Met official, the upper parts of Sindh are likely to remain under the influence of the prevailing weather system in Balochistan and are expected to receive light to moderate rain with isolated thunderstorms.

Meanwhile, the Met department has released the July rainfall data of Karachi according to which the maximum rainfall was recorded at the Masroor Base i.e. 605millimetres, or 23.81 inches, followed by Gulshan-i-Hadeed (586mm, or 23.07 inches) and DHA (523mm, or 20.59 inches).

PAF Faisal Base received 461mm, or 18.14 inches, rain, Quaidabad (452mm, or 17.79 inches), Surjani Town (437mm, or 17.20 inches), Nazimabad (368mm, or 14.4 inches), Karachi old airport area (347.8mm, or 13.66 inches), North Karachi (318mm, or 12.51 inches), Orangi Town and Keamari (305mm, or 12 inches), University Road (268mm, or 10.55 inches), Saddar (266.2mm, or 10.4 inches), Jinnah Terminal (253mm, or 9.96 inches), Gulshan-i-Maymar (246mm, or 9.68 inches), Saadi Town (231mm, or 9.09 inches), Korangi (182.3mm, or 7.17 inches) and Gadap (165mm, or 6.49 inches).

Published in Dawn, July 31st, 2022

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