Heavy rain to lash Karachi from Aug 9 till Aug 12

KARACHI: Heavy rain is expected to occur in Karachi and other parts of Sindh from Friday to Monday, setting off worries of urban flooding in the cities.

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The Pakistan Meteorological Department, in its weather warning for Sindh, said a well-marked monsoon low pressure has formed over North Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas which is likely to move westwards and reach Indian Gujrat region around the morning of August 9.

Under the weight of this system, extensive rain, wind and thunderstorms may occur in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thar, Mirpurkhas, Thatta, and Badin during August 9-11. Scattered rain/wind-thunderstorms are also expected in Sukkur and Larkana divisions during the period.

The heavy rain may generate urban flooding in Karachi, Thatta, Badin, and Hyderabad districts on August 10 and 11, the Met Office warned.

All concerned authorities have been advised to remain alert and take precautionary measures during the forecast period.

Monsoon spell that hit Karachi last month caused at least 17 deaths with most of the victims losing their lives to electrocution.

The rain inflicted mayhem on the city’s sewerage and electricity infrastructure, inundating some areas underwater while leaving others in darkness.

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