KARACHI: Meteorological Department Monday said Karachi is expected to receive light to heavy showers from Wednesday to Friday i.e. August 30 to September 01.
Talking to Samaa, Met Office spokesman Abdur Rasheed said the new wet spell is expected to begin on Wednesday in Karachi and will continue to Friday—a day before Eid-ul-Adha, adding the showers will lash the lower areas of Sindh in addition to Karachi.
The Met Office said the low air pressure will enter northern Arabian Sea that may turn into a storm, adding the weather system is currently in Indian city of Gujarat and will enter Pakistan through Thatta.
The low air pressure may trigger a rainstorm in Karachi on the festive occasion of Eid-ul-Adha.
Abdur Rasheed said the mercury will rise from today (Monday). Several cities including Karachi, Hyderabad, Badin and other coastal areas of province are expected to receive downpours from Wednesday to Friday.
Stormy rains may trigger flooding in Karachi owing to the blocked rain drains, the Met Office official said.
Separately, mainly hot and humid weather is expected in most part of the country during the next twelve hours.
However, rain with thunderstorm is expected at a few places in D.G. Khan, Malakand divisions and Gilgit-Baltistan.
Temperature of some major cities recorded on Monday morning:
Islamabad twenty-four degree centigrade, Lahore twenty-seven, Karachi twenty-eight, Peshawar twenty-six, Quetta eighteen ,Gilgit seventeen, Murree sixteen and Muzaffarabad twenty-two degree centigrade. –SAMAA
Story first published: 28th August 2017