Several areas of Karachi received rainfall on Friday that provided the citizen with some relief from the hot and humid weather, while the Met Office forecasted heavy rain tomorrow (Saturday).
Strong winds with rain were reported in the city’s Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Super Highway and Gadap Town areas as monsoon season hit parts of the country.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department had expected downpour today (Friday) in Karachi, Hyderabad, Larkana, Jamshoro, Thatta and Dadu.
“Karachi, Dadu, Hyderabad, Jamshoro, Naushahro Feroze, Khaipur, Sanghar and Larkana are expected to receive heavy rainfall with strong winds on Saturday,” according to Met Office forecast.
A day earlier, parts of Karachi received rain as showers were reported in Gadap Town, New Karachi, Bahria Town Phase III and IV.
The Met Office predicted rain/wind-thundershower with isolated heavy falls in many parts of Sindh on July 7 and July 8.
Heavy rainfall is also expected on July 7 to 8 in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sialkot, Sahiwal, Toba Tek Singh, Multan, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Okara, Kohat, Pishawar, Bannu, Karak and Dera Ismail Khan.
The Met Office warned of land sliding in the hill areas of Murree, Galyat, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa due to heavy downpour.
The Met Office also expected an overflow in the nullahs of Kashmir, Dera Ghazi Khan, Kohlo, Sibbi, Barkhan, Zob, Loralai, Qila Saifullah and Musa Khel. The PMD also expected high-level flooding in several rivers and nullahs in parts of the country.
“High to Very High-level flooding is expected in River Chenab and associated Nullahs of Rivers Ravi & Chenab from July 8 to July 9, 2023. Flash flooding is expected in the Hill Torrents of DG Khan Division and local Nullahs of North Balochistan along with small Rivers in Bannu, Kohat and DI Khan Divisions during the next 48- hours,” it said.
However, it said that “the monsoon activity is likely to subside from July 10”.
On July 5, Torrential rain in Lahore broke 30-year-old records. The rains began as gentle downpours in the morning but eventually turned into heavy downpours leading to urban flooding in many areas.
Rainwater entered residential buildings in several areas, leaving residents trapped in their houses. The roads in the city were also inundated, while the record-breaking rain led to at least seven deaths across the city.