Karachi could see rain today but no respite from heat

PMD says weather is expected to remain hot and humid in the next 24 hours

A mechanic busy in repairing puncture tyre of motorcycle under shadow of umbrella during scorching hot weather in Karachi on June 30. — APP
A mechanic busy in repairing puncture tyre of motorcycle under shadow of umbrella during scorching hot weather in Karachi on June 30. — APP

KARACHI: Despite the prediction of hot and humid weather in the port city, the Pakistan Metrological Department (PMD) on Tuesday said there is a chance of rain with thunderstorm. 

"There is a likelihood of rain with thunderstorm in some parts of Karachi after noon," said the Met Office, adding that there may be light and moderate rain in some places. 

The department added that the weather is expected to remain hot and humid in the next 24 hours. 

The minimum temperature recorded in the city was 30°C, said the PMD, adding the maximum temperature is likely to hover between 35°C to 37°C. 

"The percentage of humidity in the air is 59%," it added. 

An ongoing monsoon activity is likely to affect the weather in the coming days as per the Met Office.

"Met Office informed that more monsoon currents are likely to penetrate from the Arabian Sea in upper parts of the country from 10th July," the latest weather update stated.

The longest duration of monsoon showers is expected in the Kashmir region.

Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Intermittent rain accompanied by wind and thundershowers in isolated heavy falls are expected in Kashmir's Neelum valley, Muzaffarabad, Rawalakot, Poonch, Hattian, Bagh, Haveli, Sudhanoti, Kotli, Bhimber and Mirpur areas from July 10 to 16.
  • Thundershowers accompanied by wind in isolated heavy falls are expected in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree, Galliyat, Attock, Chakwal, Tala Gang, Jhelum, Mandi Bahauddin, Gujrat, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Wazirabad, Lahore, Sheikhupura, Sialkot, Narowal, Sahiwal, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Nankana Sahib, Chiniot, Faisalabad, Okara, Pakpattan, Kasur, Khushab, Sargodha, Bhakkar and Mianwali from the evening of July 10 till 15 with occasional gaps.
  • Rain accompanied by thunder and lightening is expected in other parts of Punjab including Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, DG Khan, Multan, Khanewal, Lodhran, Muzaffargarh, Rajanpur, Rahimyar Khan and Layyah from July 12 to 14.
  • Thundershowers accompanied by the wind with isolated heavy falls are expected in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Dir, Chitral, Swat, Kohistan, Malakand, Bajaur, Shangla, Battagram, Buner, Kohat, Bajaur, Mohmand, Khyber, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Peshawar, Mardan, Charsadda, Hangu, Kurram, Waziristan, Bannu and Dera Ismail Khan from July 11 to 15 with occasional gaps.
  • Rain accompanied by wind, thunder and lightning is expected in eastern parts of Balochistan, including Khuzdar, Kalat, Ziarat, Zhob, Barkhan, Musa Khel and Shirani, today and tomorrow (July 8-9). The showers are expected to return on July 12 after a break and continue till July 14.
  • However, mainly hot and humid weather is expected in most districts of the province.
  • In Sindh, mainly hot and very humid weather is expected in most districts of the province. However, rain with wind and thunder is expected in Jacobabad, Sukkur, Shikarpur, Qamber Shahdadkot, Larkana, Dadu, Padidan, Umarkot, Tharparkar, Mirpur Khas, Badin, Sajawal, Thatta and Karachi today and tomorrow with occasional gaps.
  • The wet spell is likely to return to Sukkur, Larkana and Jacobabad on July 12 and 13.
  • As for Gilgit-Baltistan, the PMD predicted mainly partly cloudy to cloudy weather conditions in the province. However, rainfall activity is also expected in areas including Diamir, Astore, Skardu, Gilgit, Ghanche and Shigar from July 11 till 15 with occasional gaps.