Fact Check: Video shared by Climate Minister Sherry Rehman showing ‘cloudburst’ not from Jamshoro
The video shared by Federal Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman of a cloud burst in Jamshoro area of Sindh is not from Pakistan.
Sharing a video on Twitter, Sherry Rehman wrote: “Today on 19 Aug, 2022, we recorded the heaviest rainfall ever in one day all over Sindh, at 355 mm, setting a new record for rainfall in 24 hours […] Unprecedented storm Cloudburst over Jamshoro,”
The video shared by Sherry Rehman went viral on social media.
Dialogue Pakistan found that video shared by Sherry Rehman is not from Pakistan, let alone Jamshoro.
The footage of the cloud formation is from Perth, Australia, and according to Kane Artie Photography, it isn’t even from 2022.
“This is just one of the shots from the storm Timelapse back in February 2020. When these microburst hit the ground, all the force has to go somewhere and it gets blasted outwards,” it said, referring to the formation as a microburst, not a cloudburst.