Heavy rains, strong wind hit parts of Karachi
The port city’s weather turned pleasant after moderate to heavy rain hit various parts of Karachi on Monday during the latest monsoon spell.
Karachi was experiencing a severe heat wave since Thursday, during which the mercury reached 40 degrees Celsius.
However, in the afternoon, cold winds blew in different parts of the city, and the citizens breathed a sigh of relief due to the rain.
Imran Rana, spokesperson of K-Electric, issued a statement and said that reports of rain are being received from different areas of Karachi, citizens should take special care in using electrical appliances during rain.
He said that in case of strong wind and storm, keep proper distance from under-construction buildings, billboards, street light poles, and also warned that due to water accumulation in the low-lying areas, the transmission of electricity will be affected as a precautionary measure.
A K-Electric spokesperson said that citizens should stay away from broken wires, TV internet cables, electric poles and PMTs. Unsafe use of electrical appliances like water motors in rain and standing water can cause accidents.
A day earlier, the Meteorological Department had predicted that the city is expected to receive light to moderate showers today (Monday) under the influence of a new weather system.
In a statement, it said that moist currents were penetrating in upper and central parts of the country and were likely to persist during the next two to three days.
Hot and humid weather was expected to prevail in most parts of Karachi, the Met office said, adding that the metropolis is likely to receive “heavy rains coupled with lightning on September 13 [Tuesday]”.
The prevailing weather system could It said that the new weather system would cause rains in Sindh’s cities, including Tharparkar, Umerkot, Badin, Mirpurkhas, Tando Muhammad Khan, Sujawal and Thatta.