Rain lashes in parts of Karachi, spell to continue till Friday

KARACHI: Rain continued to lash in parts of Karachi on Thursday, after yet another spell of monsoon downpour hit the metropolis on Wednesday leaving low-lying areas inundated with water.

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As par with Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) predictions, a rain system brewing in the Bay of Bengal entered Karachi yesterday, turning the weather from hot and humid to mild and breezy as rain, coupled with thunderstorm, lashed the city.

Around 32 millimetres (mm) of rain was recorded at North Karachi, 28mm in Saddar, and 20mm at University Road on Wednesday night.

Met warned about possibility of urban flooding due to heavy rain in Karachi, Hyderabad and Thatta divisions.

The latest rain spell is expected to last till Friday. According to the Met Office, the monsoon weather is likely to continue till mid-September in Karachi, and yet another rain system will enter the city from the second week of September.

Rain with wind and thunderstorm is also expected today at scattered places in Sukkur, Larkana, Mirpurkhas, Thatta, Shaheed Benazirabad, and at isolated places in Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat, Bahawalpur, Multan, D.G. Khan, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Makran, Zhob, Kalat divisions, Islamabad, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan.

Elsewhere in the country hot and humid weather is expected.

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