PMD official gives latest weather forecast for Karachi; says heavy rain expected this week as port city receives moderate rain in some areas Wednesday
Several areas of Karachi reported light to moderate rain Wednesday afternoon as citizens brace themselves for more rain forecast in the port city till August 14.
According to weather analysts, Karachi will see heavy rain under the fourth monsoon spell from August 11-14.
Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) chief meteorologist Sardar Sarfaraz had said earlier today Karachi's weather will remain humid during the day and there will be more rain at night, he said.
In its weather forecast on August 8, the PMD had highlighted that heavy rains may generate urban flooding in Karachi from August 11 to 13.
The forecast was also given for Thatta, Badin, Hyderabad, Dadu, Jamshoro, Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad and Mirpurkhas.
The chief meteorologist said that Karachi is likely to receive 100mm to 150mm of rain over the next four to five days.
Weather analyst Jawad Memon, meanwhile, explained that the low-pressure system penetrating in central and southern parts of the country has intensified into a depression and is likely to generate torrential rains in the port city during August 11 and 14.
Memon said that the rain-bearing system is heading towards Sindh.
“Another low-pressure system is prevailing over Gujrat and a link is being established between the two systems,” he added.
In its daily weather forecast, the PMD said, "Monsoon currents from the Bay of Bengal are penetrating in central and southern parts of the country and likely to become stronger from tonight."
The Met Office said that a westerly wave is also present in the upper and lower parts of the country.
Rain-wind/thundershower is expected in Sindh, northeast/south Balochistan, northeast/south Punjab, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Kashmir today, said the PMD.
The Met Office said that heavy falls are likely at isolated places in lower Sindh and South Balochistan during the forecast period.