Parts of Karachi receive rainfall

Weather in metropolis is likely to remain hot and humid during next 24 hours coupled with stormy conditions

A view of rain drops on windscreen of car during rain in Islamabad, Pakistan on June 5, 2024. — INP
A view of rain drops on windscreen of car during rain in Islamabad, Pakistan on June 5, 2024. — INP

KARACHI: Residents finally get some respite from the heat as parts of the port city receive rain and strong winds after the Pakistan Meteorological Department's (PMD) forecast isolated dust thunderstorms with rain today (Monday).

Dark clouds covered different areas of Karachi, including Surjani Town which also experienced dusty winds. Meanwhile, Malir Memon Goth also experienced heavy rain with strong winds.

The much-needed rain hit different areas in the metropolis including Gulshan-e-Hadid, Gulshan-e-Maymar, Nazimabad, and North Nazimabad.

Additionally, areas including II Chundrigar Road, Saddar, and Old City experienced drizzle, bringing an end to the persistent heat spell that has gripped the city in recent weeks.

The Met Office has also predicted the mercury to rise as high as 35°C to 37°C. Meanwhile, the minimum temperature in the last 24 hours was recorded at 31°C.

Winds blowing from the west and southwest are currently measured at 12 kilometres per hour, with humidity levels at 73%, according to PMD.

Despite the anticipated relief brought by the rain, the Met Office warns that the weather is likely to remain hot and humid in the next 24 hours, coupled with stormy conditions.

Additionally, the meteorology department has indicated that these stormy conditions may persist into tomorrow.