Another monsoon spell enters Sindh, to remain till Sep 11
The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted another spell of rain from September 9 to September 11 mostly in southern part of Sindh as third monsoon system has entered the province.
According to the PMD, the monsoon system that has developed in the Bay of Bengal, is moving towards west which indicates that Karachi along with other southern cities will receive moderate to heavy downpour.
Showers with strong winds have been predicted in Jamshoro, Thatta, Badin, Tharparkar, Umerkot, Sanghar, and Khairpur districts, Samaa quoted Director Sardar Sarfaraz.
According to the latest updates, Karachi is likely to receive light rain or drizzle tonight.
Meanwhile, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has forecasted heavy showers with lightning and thunderstorms in different parts of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Kashmir.
The northern side of Balochistan will also experience the ongoing spell.
The NDMA has asked for all necessary arrangements in case of any emergency while issuing a rain alert across the country. “Billboards and hoardings should be secured or removed in light of thunderstorms and high winds,” it added.
Last week on Friday, at least four people died due to electrocution as heavy rains lashed Karachi during the previous monsoon spell.
The PMD reported that the highest rainfall of 33mm was recorded near the University Road. Jinnah Terminal received 17.8mm rain, while PAF Base and Orangi town saw 16.8mm and 8mm rain respectively.
Karachiites experienced traffic woes and power outages while the provincial authorities had to close schools and postpone examination scheduled for Saturday.