Web Desk (August 30, 2017): Met authorities had predicted heavy rain in the province from today till September 2.
Earlier today, the Sindh government directed relevant authorities to ensure preparations due to heavy rain predictions in the province.
As forecast, the metropolis began receiving rain on Tuesday with reports of light to heavy showers in Defence, New Karachi, Super Highway, Federal B Area, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Gulshan-e-Iqbal and University Road, among other areas.
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The low pressure, he said may gain intensity with possible widespread rain and thundershowers at Karachi as well as in other lower divisions of the province.
Under influence of the strong monsoon system from India, the meteorologist said moderate to heavy and very heavy rainfalls can also be expected in the given areas, along with scattered parts of upper Sindh during next few days.
Departments concerned have been directed to make preparations for any emergency situation in case of flooding.
The government has directed the municipal and relevant authorities to ensure the cleaning and drainage of the sewage system.
Fishermen have also been asked to refrain from going to the seas until September 2.
The provincial capital, Karachi, has been seeing intermittent rain spells over the past week, claiming over five lives and causing severe drainage and electricity issues.