KARACHI: The Met office has issued an advisory stating that rain-thunderstorms with a few moderate (isolated heavy) falls is expected in several districts of Sindh from Friday (today) till Aug 9.

For Karachi, the department has forecast partly cloudy/cloudy weather with chances of drizzle/light rain on Friday (today) with maximum temperature likely to range between 32 and 34 degrees Celsius. However, the city may witness moderate to heavy rain from Saturday (tomorrow).

“Monsoon currents of moderate intensity are likely to enter eastern Sindh from August 5 [Friday],” the Met office said.

“Under the influence of this weather system, rain-thunderstorms with a few moderate [isolated heavy] falls are expected in Tharparkar, Umerkot, Mirpurkhas, Badin, Tando Mohammad khan, Tando Allahyar, Hyderabad, Matiari, Thatta, Sujawal, Sanghar, Shaheed Benazirabad, Khairpur, Sukkur, Larkana, Ghotki, Kashmore, Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Dadu, Jamshoro and Kambar Shahdadkot districts during Aug 5 and Aug 9,” it said.

“In Karachi division rain-thunderstorms with a few moderate falls are expected during Aug 6 [tomorrow] and Aug 9,” the Met office advisory stated.

Heavy falls may create water-logging in low-lying areas of Badin, Thatta, Sujawal, Tando Muhammad khan, Tando Allahyar, Dadu, Jamshoro and Kambar Shahdadkot districts during the forecast period, it added.

Published in Dawn, August 5th, 2022

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