The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast that there will be light to heavy rainfall in the Karachi area today under the influence of a strong weather system.
This follows after overnight showers which have caused some areas of the city, including DHA and Clifton, to be flooded. This has ruined the Eid-ul-Azha celebrations for many Karachiites.
Sardar Sarfraz, Chief Meteorologist, stated that the city is likely to experience intermittent light to moderate rain throughout the day due to a low-pressure system present over the Arabian Sea.
The PMD official added that Thatta, Badin, Hyderabad and Mirpurkhas will also be affected.
He noted that cloudbursts cannot be predicted, and added that the current spell could weaken by July 13.
According to Sadar Sarfaraz, light rain is expected in the city on July 12 and 13, with another “strong” monsoon system likely to enter Karachi from July 14. Meanwhile, rescue sources have reported that two people have died of electrocution in the Garden area and one in Korangi’s Bilal Colony.
The heavy rainfall has once again exposed the city’s drainage system and the Sindh government’s claims regarding its rain emergency plans, with several main roads and streets completely flooded.
The city’s affluent areas, including DHA and Clifton, were inundated after heavy rains Causes water to enter homes, with the public criticizing officials for their negligence That has ruined their Eid celebrations.
Based on the PMD data, Karachi has received significant rainfall in the past 24 hours.
- PAF Base Masroor recorded the highest rainfall of 120 mm.
- DHA Phase-II received 107mm of rain while 76mm was recorded in Quaidabad.
- 65 mm at PAF Base Faisal.
- 56mm in Orangi Town.
- 49mm at Old Terminal.
- 47mm in Gulshan-e-Hadeed and 30mm at Jinnah Terminal.
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Roads closed for traffic
As a result of the torrential rains, the Karachi Traffic Police have announced the closure of several roads in the metropolis due to flooding.
Shahrah-e-Faisal and Dalmia Road are both closed to traffic, with several feet of water accumulated at different points. Baloch Colony bridge has also been blocked off, preventing any vehicular movement.
This is in addition to the closure of Karaz Road.
The police officials said the traffic at Sher Shah Paracha Chowk has been affected due to the accumulation of water, while the flow of the water at Korangi Causeway Road has increased after overnight showers.
PM Shehbaz extends all-out support to CM Sindh
Sharing the details from his Twitter handle, I was deeply saddened to hear of the tragic losses suffered by the people of Karachi due to the recent torrential rains. I have spoken to Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and have assured him of every possible support in dealing with this difficult situation.
“I am confident that Sindh [government] will rise to the occasion and bring life back to normal under the able leadership of CM Sindh,” he said while offering his every possible support.