Met office forecasts another spell of rainfall in Sindh, including Karachi from August 5
The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecasted more rains for Sindh, including Karachi, on Tuesday from 5 August (Friday) to 9 August (Tuesday).
Moderate monsoon currents are likely to enter eastern Sindh starting the night of August 4th, it said.
As a result of this weather system, rain and thunderstorms with moderate and heavy falls were expected in Tharparkar, Umerkot, Mirpurkhas, Badin, Tando Muhammad Khan, Tando Allayar, Hyderabad, Matiari, Thatta, Sujawal, Sanghar, Shaheed Benazirabad, Khairpur, Sukkur, Larkana, Ghotki, Kashmore, Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Dadu, Jamshoro and Kambar Shahdadkot districts during August 5 and August 9.
Meanwhile, rains in Karachi were expected between August 6 and 9.
During this period, the temperature in the metropolis will remain between 26 and 32 degrees Celsius while moisture will remain below 80 percent.
The city was also expected to experience west and south-west winds.
In the new forecast released today, the Met Office also warned that heavy falls could lead to logging in low-lying areas of Karachi, Badin, Thatta, Sujawal, Tando Muhammad khan, Tando Allayar, Dadu, Jamshoro, and Kambar Shahdadkot districts.
In addition, it asked the authorities to take all imperative precautions in case of an emergency.
Monsoon rains, which started in June, wreaked havoc all over the country, killing hundreds of people. During her visit to Karachi on Monday, Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehman stated that Karachi recorded a historic rainfall of over 600 mm [in July] and will increase in August.
Speaking to journalists, she stressed that building resilience in Karachi should be the government’s primary goal, as the city had witnessed the worst disasters during the three monsoon spells.