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Rain trips several K-Electric feeders in Karachi


Anum RizwanWeb Editor

28th Aug, 2019. 08:41 pm
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Spells of light rain in various areas of Karachi on Wednesday, resulted in electricity breakdown as more than 300 feeders have reportedly tripped.

According to details, electricity has been suspended in various sectors of Pakistan International Airlines since three past hours. Whereas, Electric supply at PIA Staff Township has also been suspended.

Different departments of Sindh Secretariat is also facing power outrages. However, Parts of Karachi also experienced power outages including Gulistan e Johar, Clifton and various blocks of Defense.

After the very first monsoon rain, the roads of Karachi drowned meanwhile 150 of the Karachi Electric feeders tripped due to which power supply was affected to many areas.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) predicted another spell of light to moderate rain in the city of Quaid.

According to details met department issued an alert over a monsoon weather system which was likely to cause rains/thundershowers in parts of Sindh and Baluchistan from Tuesday night to Thursday.

A monsoon low over northwest Odisha (India) had moved towards the central parts of Madhya Pradesh and was likely to reach north Rajasthan on Tuesday.

Director Met Karachi Shahid Abbas said that under the influence of the this relatively weak monsoon system, light to moderate rain is expected in Karachi from Wednesday night till Thursday evening or maximum by Friday morning.

He further told that this is a weaker system as compared to the previous two systems, so we are not expecting any heavy rain through this spell.

An advisory issued on the PMD website also said rains/thundershower with isolated heavy falls were expected at scattered places in Mirpurkhas, Thatta, Hyderabad, Karachi, Shaheed Benazirabad divisions from Tuesday night to Thursday, and at isolated places in Sukkur, Larkana, DG Khan, Bahawalpur, Zhob, Sibbi and Kalat divisions during the period.

The department has advised all authorities concerned to remain vigilant and take precautionary measures during the forecast period.

Meanwhile, the weather is expected to remain cloudy/partly cloudy with chances of drizzle/light rain in the next 24 hours.

The maximum and minimum temperature is likely to range between 34°C and 32°C.

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