Sudden showers bring relief to Karachi after scorching heat

Moderate to light showers hit several neighbourhoods; more rain expected, say meteorologists

News Desk June 21, 2024
Karachi receives light drizzle. SCREENGRAB

After enduring a day of intense heat and humidity, residents of Karachi were greeted with sudden showers in various parts of the city by the evening, bringing much-needed relief.

The rainfall began in the suburbs, affecting areas like the M-9 Motorway and Gulshan-e-Maymar. It then moved towards Surjani, Federal B Area, and Manghopir, where heavy rain was reported.

Moderate to light showers were experienced in several neighbourhoods, including New Karachi, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, North Karachi, Bahadurabad, areas surrounding Hassan Square, Saddar, Kala Pul, and Bizerta Line.

In some parts of Karachi, residents witnessed light drizzle and mist, with cool winds recorded in Orangi Town.

Read also: Pre-monsoon rain rings alarm in Pindi

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) attributed the rainfall on Friday evening to the effects of a western disturbance, noting the possibility of more rain in the suburbs and other parts of the city in the coming days.

However, the rain also led to disruptions. Media reports indicate that the power supply was affected in Liaquatabad C-1 Area and Surjani following the downpour.

Rain is also to be expected in the federal capital Islamabad, Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), and other parts of the country over the next 24 hours.

According to PMD, strong winds and rain have already begun in various parts of the country. Over the next 24 hours, most areas of the country are expected to experience strong winds, thunderstorms, and heavy rain.

In northeastern Balochistan, Punjab, Islamabad, K-P, AJK, and G-B, there may be gusty winds, thunderstorms, and rain in some places. However, the weather will remain hot and dry in other parts of the country.


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