Karachi to receive heavy rainfall with thunder, lightning, and gusty winds from August 29 to 31.
A new monsoon spell will enter the city on Saturday after which more rain is forecast from Saturday night. It will last until Monday morning, according to a new advisory issued by the Met Department.
Reportedly “THE KALAHARI CONVOY” key is the next system in the Arabian sea.
The latest rain-bearing system is likely to enter Sindh tomorrow and will cause rains in Sindh and Balochistan from Saturday to Monday, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said in a weather advisory.
Under the influence of the system, rain/wind thundershowers, with isolated heavy to very heavy falls, are expected in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Shaheed Benazirabad, Dadu, Tharparkar, Nagarparkar, Mirpurkhas, Islamkot, Umerkot, Sanghar, Sukkur and Larkana from Saturday evening till Monday, according to the advisory.
The advisory warned that heavy rainfall “may further aggravate existing urban flooding/water logging in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Mirpurkhas and Badin on Sunday and Monday”.
Chief Meteorological Officer (CMO) of Pakistan Meteorological Department Sardar Sarfraz said that Karachi had received unprecedented heavy rain due to the interaction of a monsoonal system in Sindh and a westerly wave from Balochistan on Thursday.
“In 15 hours from Thursday morning till night, over 230 mm of rain was recorded which was never observed ever before in such a short spell of time,” he said.
The Met Office has confirmed that the 90-year record of monsoon downpour was broken after the most amount of rainfall in Karachi in August this year.