Heavy rains predicted for Karachi on July 21-22

PMD says exact assessment of rainfall intensity will be determined as the monsoon system approaches the region

News Desk July 13, 2023
A view of a street in Karachi's Model Colony area during moderate to heavy rainfall on May 1, 2023. SCREENGRAB

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted heavy rains in rural Sindh, including Karachi, on July 21 and 22, as a part of the new monsoon system.

According to the meteorological office, a series of intense rainfall is expected to enter Pakistan from the Bay of Bengal during this period, Express News reported.

The approaching weather system, originating from the Bay of Bengal, is expected to receive humid winds from the Arabian Sea, further strengthening the monsoon system. The PMD has stated that the exact assessment of rainfall intensity in Karachi will be determined as the monsoon system approaches the region.

Thursday's forecast from the Department of Meteorology indicated cloudy weather in Karachi. Despite increased humidity, recorded at 70% compared to the previous few days, the city experienced only drizzles in some areas, resulting in slightly improved weather conditions.

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The maximum temperature recorded in the city was 34.5 degrees Celsius, according to the Department of Meteorology. The Early Warning Center of the department predicts that the city will continue to experience partly cloudy and humid conditions over the next three days, with the possibility of drizzles during the night and morning hours.

Last week, light to moderate rainfall lashed various parts of the city. Gulshan-e-Hadid recorded the highest rainfall of 17mm, contributing to a total of 31mm over the past two days. However, despite the rainfall, the relentless heat persisted.

The maximum temperature recorded was 35.5 degrees Celsius.

As the initial regular monsoon system made its way into Sindh earlier this month, several areas of the city experienced scattered showers. Malir, Gulshane-Hadid, Port Qasim, Quaidabad, Defense, Clifton, II Chandrigar Road, Mai Kolachi, Karachi Airport, Shah Faisal Colony, Quaidabad, Landhi, and Bhains Colony were among the areas that received light to moderate rain. While some parts of the city enjoyed partial cloud cover, the majority basked under the scorching sun.


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