pakistan
Tuesday Jan 04 2022
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APP
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Another rain spell likely to begin in Karachi today

By
APP
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Web Desk
Karachi will witness increased cold from today as the Met Office has predicted a four-day wet spell. File photo
Karachi will witness increased cold from today as the Met Office has predicted a four-day wet spell. File photo

  • The second spell of winter showers is predicted to begin in Karachi today. 
  • Met Office predicts heavy downpours may trigger flash flooding in parts of Balochistan. 
  • At the same time, heavy snowfall may cause problems in parts of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. 


KARACHI: Several parts of Karachi are expected to receive a second spell of winter showers for four days starting today under the influence of a strong weather system, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has said.

A westerly weather system of strong winds has entered northern Balochistan which triggered heavy downpours in different parts of the province, including Gwadar, Pasni and Jiwani.

It rained continuously for seven hours in Gwadar and its adjoining areas. Rainwater entered the houses in the coastal city creating difficulties for the citizens.

Power supply in Gwadar has also been suspended since the rains started. 

The Met Office termed the new weather conditions beneficial for wheat growers in the country. 

However, it has advised the concerned authorities to remain alert due to the heavy rainfall which may generate flash flooding in vulnerable parts of Sibbi, Bolan, Kalat, Khuzdar, Naseerabad, Kohlu and Kohe Suleman till January 05 (Wednesday).

Heavy snowfall may cause road closures in Quetta, Pishin, Ziarat, Qilla Abdullah, Harnai, Chaman, Murree, Galliyat, Nathiagali, Kaghan, Naran, Dir, Swat, Chitral, Astore, Skardu, Hunza, Gilgit, Neelum valley, Bagh and Haveli districts from January 4 (Tuesday) to January 6 (Thursday).

Spokesman PMD, Dr Zaheer Ahmad Babar said that the strong westerly weather system has entered Balochistan and will approach the upper parts of the country during the next three to four days.

This is the first major rain spell across the country including Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and Balochistan during which the day temperatures may fall.

The system will produce widespread intermittent rain across the country while the intensity of the rain will vary from moderate to heavy falls at times, he said.