Monsoon in Karachi from Sunday with thunderstorms and strong winds
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Monsoon in Karachi from today with thunderstorms and strong winds

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecasted heavy rainfalls in Karachi, Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas, Thatta, Kalat and Makran divisions on Monday and Tuesday.

In its weather advisory, the PMD predicted monsoon rains with a thunderstorm in Urban and rural areas of Sindh from Sunday to Tuesday.

The Met Office informed that meanwhile, monsoon currents are active over upper parts of the country are expected to reach the central and southern regions of the country in coming 24-48 hours.

Meanwhile, a Low-Pressure Area is Indian Rajasthan. Under the influence of this Low-Pressure Area (LPA), widespread rains and thunderstorms are expected in Mirpurkhas, Thatta, Hyderabad, Karachi, Shaheed Benazirabad, Kalat and Makran divisions from Sunday to Tuesday.

Wind-thunderstorm accompanied by moderate to heavy rainfalls are also expected in Sukkur, Larkana, Zhob, Sibbi and Naseerabad divisions during the mentioned time frame.

Heavy Monsoon rains are likely to cause trouble in overpopulated metropolitan city Karachi, known for its poor administration, lack of management and dope infrastructure.

Two government bodies, the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation and the Sindh Solid Waste Management Board are advised by Commissioner Karachi, Iftikhar Shallwani to clear the city’s rainwater drainage system before the expected rains.

The commissioner also wanted officials to get basic training for rescue, in order to provide relief to citizens. “K-Electric should improve its power distribution system during the monsoon rains,” he said.

BBC also predicted that from Friday to Sunday Karachi would face moderate to heavy sandstorms and on July 29 and 30 there will be heavy rains and thunderstorms.

K-Electric directed citizens to take extra precautions during this period by a refrain from touching electric poles especially when barefooted or having wet hands.

Meanwhile, it has been drizzling in different areas of Karachi including Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Sharae Faisal, Gulshan-e-Maymar, Cattle-Market, Malir, New Karachi, Buffer zone, Nazimabad, Orangi Town, and Surjani Town since Thursday.

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