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Heavy rains in Karachi, power outages in several areas

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

17th Jul, 2020. 06:54 pm
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PMD predicts Heavy rain in Pakistan

Heavy rains are continuing in Karachi under the second spell of monsoon which will last for two days according to the Meteorological Department.

On the other hand, power outages in most parts of Karachi before the onset of rains.

The Meteorological Department had forecast thundershowers in Karachi, the capital of Sindh province, from noon on July 17 (today).

Sardar Sarfraz, director of the Meteorological Department, had said that the new spell of rains would continue for one to two days and dust winds would blow before the rains.

However, the rains had started from the previous evening and there were thundershowers in several areas.

According to the information provided, almost all areas of Karachi including Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Garden, II Chandragar Road, Saddar, Old City Area, Shahra-e-Faisal, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, University Road, Sohrab Goth, Malir Cantt, Orangi Town, Nazimabad, Sher Shah. Heavy rains lashed Surjani and other adjoining areas.

However, the duration of rains varied in some areas, with Korangi and Gulshan-e-Hadeed receiving 45 minutes of torrential rain, while Malir received only 30 minutes of wind and rain.

The weather was very hot and humid due to the closure of sea air before the rains, however, the heatwave was broken with the rains.

For the past few days, Sindh and Karachi have been experiencing extreme heat, but the Meteorological Department had said that it was not a series of heatwaves and had indicated the possibility of a reduction in the intensity of heat in the coming days.

It may be recalled that due to torrential rains in Karachi, where there is a risk of flooding (urban flooding), the people of Karachi are worried about the loss of power with the first drop of rain.

The first monsoon rains were recorded in Karachi on July 6, killing six people, including a woman and children, while power outages were reported in most parts of the city.

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