Karachi, Hyderabad receive first Monsoon rains

Published: June 28, 2016
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A number of feeders belonging to K-Electric tripped down, causing power outages. PHOTO: TWITTER/@Aadil_Jillani

A number of feeders belonging to K-Electric tripped down, causing power outages. PHOTO: TWITTER/@Aadil_Jillani

The much-awaited monsoon has arrived in Karachi and Hyderabad city finally. Rain was reported in many areas of both cities on Tuesday evening.

Monsoon rains set to hit Pakistan next week

However, soon after the drizzle, a number feeders of K-Electric tripped, causing power outages.

The areas facing power breakdowns include North Karachi, New Karachi, Orangi Town and Pahar Ganj, according to Express News.

Reports suggested the power company’s 132 KVK line also tripped, which could halt water supply in Karachi.

Rain in Hyderabad. PHOTO: ONLINE

Almost all pumping stations, including Dehbaji, Gharo, and Pipri were left without electricity.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) had on June 22 predicted an early onset of the monsoon season this year, saying its prediction was based on a set of parametres such as the depth of westerlies over the region, wind flow pattern, rainfall distribution and outgoing long-wave radiation.

The department had forecast that monsoon’s onset over the mainland was expected from June 27.

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Karachiites enjoyed the first spell of monsoon rain after bearing the scorching and searing weather condition for a number of days.

However, the power breakdown in many parts of the metropolis spoiled their joyful mood. Many expressed their anger against the K-Electric.

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