Weather turns pleasant in Karachi as some parts receive intermittent rains

Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Johar, Saddar, II Chundrigar Road and other areas witness rain

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The picture shows II Chundrigar Road in Karachi on April 14, 2024. —
The picture shows II Chundrigar Road in Karachi on April 14, 2024. —

KARACHI: The weather in the port city turned pleasant on Tuesday afternoon as some parts of the metropolis received intermittent rainfall. 

The areas that witnessed rain include Old City, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Johar, Saddar, II Chundrigar Road, Malir, Airport, Quaidabad, Federal B Area and Tariq Road. 

Earlier today, the Pakistan Metrological Department (PMD) said some parts of the port city will receive rain with thunderstorm despite prediction of hot and humid weather.

"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.

Karachi at risk of urban flooding

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) issued an urban flooding warning for Karachi, Hyderabad and other areas of Sindh in light of expected heavy rains across the province.

As per the government body, scattered rainfall, windstorms, and thunderstorms are expected in Kashmore, Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Umerkot, Badin, Mithi, Tharparkar, and adjacent areas within the next 12 to 24 hours.

The downpour could result in localised urban flooding and medium-level overflows in nullahs putting the people living in low-laying areas at risk.

Furthermore, the NDMA has advised the provincial disaster management departments and local administrations to closely monitor the situation and take appropriate measures to safeguard the population at risk.

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.