Light rain expected in Karachi on Tuesday, Wednesday
KARACHI: Weather to remain pleasant in Karachi for next three days as Meteorological Department of Pakistan has predicted intermittent light rain in different areas of the city until Wednesday.
Talking to Dialogue Pakistan, Met Department (Islamabad) Director Zaheer Babar said that light to moderate rain was expected in the metropolis for next three days. He said low westerly winds will blow in the city. Offices of Head of PMD Abdul Qayyum Bhutto and PMD (Karachi) Director Nadeem Faisal did not attend the call.
After starting on Thursday afternoon, rain continued to pound Karachi for four consecutive days till last Sunday.
Thundershowers were received across the megalopolis including Defence Housing Society, Clifton, Sea View, Clifton, Korangi, Landhi, Old City areas, Burns Road, Saddar, Shara e Faisal, Baloch Colony, Shah Faisal, Malir, Lyari and other areas.
The fresh spell of rain had claimed 10 lives as six people were electrocuted and four others were drowned. Two people got injured when a huge billboard fell on them near Metropole Hotel. Following the incident, Karachi Commissioner Iftikhar Shallwani had directed the concerned authorities to get all the big billboards removed from the metropolis.
Street and arteries were submerged in rain and sewage mixed waters as drainage system was choked at many points because of scattered garbage. Power supply to major areas were shut down for several hours intermittently.