KARACHI: The Meteorological Department has predicted that rains would take place in Karachi for three days starting from Wednesday (today).
Rains happened in different parts of the country including Sindh and Balochistan. Several areas of Karachi also received light rain at previous night. During the day, temperature remained dry and hot in the megalopolis, but intermittent rain will happen till September 3 in Karachi.
Sindh’s Tharparkar, Islamkot and Nagarparkar witnessed heavy rainfall. The met department forecasted that the rainfall will happen in most parts of Sindh and Balochistan for the next three days.
Khuzdar is receiving intermittent rain since last day, which has inundated low-lying areas in the district.
According to the meteorological department, thundershowers are expected in Islamabad, northeastern Balochistan, Upper Punjab and Azad Kashmir while some parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan are also likely to receive showers.
Heavy rain is expected at some places in Lower Balochistan while rain is expected at Kohlu, Barkhan, Sibi, Loralai, Musa Khel, Zhob and Ziarat. Rain is also expected in Pishin, Mastung, Naseerabad, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbela and Awaran.
Rains are also expected in Layyah, Narowal, Sialkot, Gujranwala, Lahore, Multan, Khanewal, DG Khan, Rajanpur, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan and Bahawalnagar districts of Punjab.
Rain with strong winds and thundershowers is expected in Swat, Dir, Chitral, Shangla, Malakand, Buner, Kohistan, Abbottabad, Haripur, Mansehra, Bannu, Karam and DI Khan areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Rain with strong winds and thundershowers is also expected in Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
On August 23, the Meteorological Department had forecasted that rains were expected in Karachi on September 1 and 2.
Director Met Officer Sardar Sarfaraz had said that Karachi’s weather would remain hot on August 23 and there was no possibility of rain for now.
Sardar Sarfaraz had said that the entire week there was no chance of an unusual rain in the city, however it was expected that rain may happen in the end of August or beginning of September. He had clarified that rains were likely to start in Sindh after August 31, which may extend to Karachi.