Heavy rainfall likely to continue till morning, breaks decades-old rain records

Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

28th Aug, 2020. 01:51 am
Pakistan to recieve rain showers today

Rainfall in Karachi is likely to continue till morning. There may be two to three heavy spells of rain overnight. As per details, the rain system is located in the south of Karachi, and the rain system is getting moisture from the sea.

As heavy rainfall continues to wreak havoc in Karachi, all downpour records in the city available with the met department since 1932 have been broken by the ongoing Monsoon season.

It was 53-years-back in July 1967, when the town received 429 mm of rainfall in a month, according to data. The record has now been broken in the month of August 2020, after the metropolis reported 442 mm rainfall.

During the city’s entire monsoon season, 713 mm of rain was recorded in 1967, a record that is on the verge of being broken as 566 mm rainfall is recorded during the ongoing season.

During a month back three days, when meeting officials reported 345 mm of rainfall at Faisal Base, the city had already surpassed a record of most rains in a city district, shattering the 1984 record of 298 mm downpour at the same location.

The met data shows that the current spell has broken the record of most rains at three spots in the region, with the airport area recording more than 262 mm of rainfall, exceeding August 1979’s 42-year record.

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