Karachi weather turns pleasant as light to heavy showers lashes several areas

KARACHI: Karachi’s weather turned pleasant as the persisting heatwave busted due to light and heavy showers in various areas.

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Karachi’s several areas, including Sarjani, Malir, Saadi Town, Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, and Nazimabad received moderate to heavy rainfall.

Rain also lashed at The financial hub of the city II Chundrigar Road, Saddar, Liyari and MA Jinnah Road.

Earlier, the Pakistan Meteorological Department’s (PMD) Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre said on Saturday that none of Pakistan’s coastal areas is under any threat from the tropical cyclone in the Arabian Sea.

The low-pressure area over the east-central and the adjoining north-east Arabian Sea had intensified into a depression and lay centered around latitude 19.8° north and longitude 69.4° east, about 610 kilometers southeast of Karachi, said PMD.

A spokesperson for the warning centre said, “it is likely to intensify further into a tropical cyclone during the next 18 to 24 hours and move westward to Oman’s coast. None of Pakistan’s coastal areas is under any threat from this system.”

The spokesman, however, advised Sindh’s fishermen against venturing into the deep sea during the next few days, saying that the tropical cyclone was likely to dissipate in the sea without causing any damage to any coastal area in the region.

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