Karachi likely to receive more rain till Sept 25

On Thursday, many parts of metropolis face traffic congestion and power outages due to moderate to heavy downpour


News Desk September 23, 2021
Rainwater inundated main arteries of the metropolis due to choked or clogged storm drains. PHOTO: TWITTER/@Pak_Weather

Moderate to heavy rains turned Karachi’s weather pleasant on Thursday but commuters faced traffic congestion as many parts of the metropolis submerged in rainwater.

Rainwater inundated main arteries of the port city due to choked or clogged storm drains. As soon as the rain started, various neighbourhoods of the city reported power outages.

The city’s power utility company K-Electric said in a statement that power restoration work was underway in the affected areas.

It added that electricity has been restored in various areas and the work was underway to fix any local fault.

According to the Meteorological Department, the highest rainfall of 70mm was recorded in Surjani followed by Faisal Base 36mm, Nazimabad 18mm, Old Terminal 14.2mm, Jinnah Terminal 10.2mm, Saadi Town 7.7mm and Quaidabad 5.5mm.

According to a new advisory issued by the Met Department's Early Warning Centre, the new system under monsoon season has entered eastern Sindh and the latest spell of rain may continue till September 25.

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