Karachi set for more rains from Aug 16 as yet another ‘low pressure’ weather system heads towards Sindh

Published August 14, 2022
A patch on Karachi’s University Road can be seen as flooded after rain on July 11. — Photo by Azhar Khan
A patch on Karachi’s University Road can be seen as flooded after rain on July 11. — Photo by Azhar Khan

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Sunday predicted more rains for Sindh, including Karachi from August 16 (Tuesday) as another “low pressure area” is expected to approach the province in the next couple of days.

Under the influence of the new weather system, rain and thunderstorms with moderate and heavy falls were expected in Shaheed Benazirabad, Noshero Feroz, Khairpur, Sukkur, Larkana, Ghotki, Kashmore, Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Dadu, Jamshoro, Kambar Shahdadkot , Tharparker, Umerkot, Mirpurkhas, Badin, Tando Muhammad khan, Tando Allayar, Hyderabad, Matiari, Thatta, Sujawal and Sanghar districts from Aug 16.

Karachi is also likely to receive moderate to heavy rainfall during the aforementioned period.

The PMD said the rains were expected to get intense and widespread in the said districts for the next three to four days.

The Met office also cautioned that heavy falls may generate water-logging in low-lying areas of Karachi, Badin, Thatta, Sujawal, Tando Muhammad khan, Tando Allayar, Dadu, Jamshoro and Kambar Shahdadkot districts between Tuesday and Thursday.

About the current weather system causing rains in parts of Sindh and Balochistan, the department said the “depression over North Arabian Sea has weakened into a low-pressure area and currently lies over Rajasthan”.

It also said that persistent heavy rains in Khuzdar, Lasbella and Hub districts of Balochistan may create extra pressure on Hub dam, Thaddo dam and downstream nullahs.

The Met office also warned that sea conditions were likely to remain rough, and fishermen of Sindh have been advised to avoid going in deep sea till Sunday evening.

The monsoon season in Pakistan this year has wreaked havoc in Sindh and Balochistan. Earlier, Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman said that rains in the provinces have broken 30-year records.

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