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Sunday, March 03, 2024  
22 Shaban 1445  

Scattered thundershowers expected in Sindh, Balochistan

Met dept issues guidelines to avoid flood situations and human loss
Picture of the Pakistan Meteorological Department, Photo: APP.
Picture of the Pakistan Meteorological Department, Photo: APP.

More scattered rain-wind/thundershower (with isolated heavy falls) is expected in Sindh and Balochistan, while isolated rain-wind/thundershower is likely in northeast Punjab, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir and adjoining hilly areas during the next twelve hours.

According to the PMD alert, the depression over the northeast of the Arabian Sea further moved nearly westward during the last 12 hours. It weakened this morning into a well-marked low pressure area (WML) and now lies over central parts of the Arabian Sea, southwest of Karachi.

Maximum sustained surface wind is 40-50 km/hour around the system centre. The system is likely to weaken further into a low pressure area and move westward (towards the Oman coast).

Rain-thunderstorms with isolated heavy falls likely in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Mirpurkhas, Thaparker, Umerkot, Sanghar, Tando Muhammad Khan, Tando Allayar, Dadu and Jamshoro districts of Sindh.

About the impacts, the met office informed that sea conditions would remain very rough during the next 12 hours. The fishermen of Sindh and Balochistan have been advised not to venture out to the open sea during this period. 

To review the situation resulting from the recent monsoon rain-related incidents and safety measures regarding the expected widespread windstorms with heavy falls, Chairman Gwadar Development Authority (GDA) Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Qambarani along with Commissioner Gwadar Captain Jami Ahmad (retired) on Saturday visited the coastal city of Gwadar.

Both officials inspected ongoing cleaning activities, and arrangements to cope with future urban flooding in the city and reviewed maintenance work at the historic site of Mullah Fazil Chowk and other parts of the city.

The GDA’s Rain Response Team is present on different streets and roads of the city along with their tools and machinery; two sewerage treatment plants with a capacity of 450,000-gallon waters will be used in case of heavy rain. 

As per the weather advisory, the sea conditions will remain very rough during the next three days. The extremely heavy rains may generate urban floods in different areas of the country including Gwadar, Pasni, and Jiwani.

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