KARACHI: National Weather Forecasting Center of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Thursday issued an alert regarding heavy rain and risk of urban flooding in Karachi in next 24 hours.
The met department has advised the concerned authorities of Sindh/ Karachi to take the precautionary measures accordingly as rain would create waterlogging.
“Due to heavy rainfall in the range of 50-70 mm during this time period, the situation of urban flooding in Karachi may further be aggravated on Friday, with water logging in low lying areas of the city,” said the department.
It predicted that the prevailing spell of rain in Sindh was very likely to intensify in next 24 hours, producing moderate to heavy rains in Sindh particularly in Karachi, Thatta, Jamshoro, Dadu, Kambar Shahdad Kot, Nausheroferoze, Badin, Sanghar and Larkana districts during Thursday evening to Friday evening.
Weather had turned pleasant after different parts of Karachi received light rain on Wednesday.
Met office had earlier predicted that monsoon rains/ thundershower (with isolated heavy falls) was expected at scattered places in Mirpurkhas, Thatta, Hyderabad, Karachi, Shaheed Benazirabad divisions from Tuesday night to Thursday.
By August 26, at least 12,258 people had been transferred to safe places as flood rescue operation in adjacent areas of Okara and River Sutlej was underway.
Rescue 1122 of Punjab said 10 additional boats were provided to flood rescue teams in Kasur district. Only in Kasur flood rescue operation, more than 100 rescuers with the help of 30 boats had provided rescue services to people. While, more than 1000 rescuers with the help of 86 boats were busy in flood rescue operation in adjacent districts of River Sutlej.