Karachi (August 29, 2017): The Meteorological Department has warned of heavy rains in coastal belt of Sindh province including Karachi. According to Chief Meteorologist Abdul Rasheed, the cycle of torrential rains will commence from Wednesday and to continue till Friday with winds blowing with speed of as much as 100 kilometers an hour.
According to Rasheed the heavy rains will lash Sindh’s coastal belt intermittently from Wednesday to Friday. He also warned of flooding of rivers and rainwater passages and drains.
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Strong monsoon currents are likely to penetrate in to southern parts of the country on Tuesday.
The heavy rains with gusty winds are expected to lash Karachi Division, Thatta, Mirpurkhas and Hyderabad while rains would also lash scattered areas in Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad, Kalat, Quetta, Sibbi, Zhob and Naseerabad divisions from tomorrow to Friday.
At present, the PMD website states that mainly hot and humid weather is expected in most parts of the country, however, rain-thunderstorm is expected at a few places in DG Khan, Malakand and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) in the next 24 hours.
For the next 48 hours, the PMD website predicts rain-thunderstorm for Mirpurkhas and GB.
Last week, the metropolis was battered by heavy rain and thunderstorms, which led around a dozen people dead — mostly from electrocution.
Moreover, with the sacrificing of animals on Eid-ul-Azha, which falls on Saturday, it is feared the careless disposal of animal waste may also clog drains further.