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Karachi weather, rain update: Monday 15-08-2022

Karachi: The current monsoon spell is expected to bring more rain to Karachi division till 15 August with occasional gaps, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).

It said the well-marked low-pressure area after intensifying into a Depression now lies over North Arabian Sea at a distance about 450 km southwest of Karachi, 500km from Thatta & 350km south of Ormara. The system is likely to move further westward till today evening and then recurve northeastwards and weaken gradually. The low over Rajasthan, India also persists but has weakened.

Under the influence of these weather systems: Widespread Rain-thunderstorms with a few heavy/very heavy falls (isolated extremely heavy) & occasional strong winds to occur in Tharparker, Umerkot, Mirpurkhas, Badin, Tando Muhammad khan, Tando Allayar, Hyderabad, Matiari, Thatta, Sujawal, Sanghar, Shaheed Benazirabad, Noushero Feroz, Khairpur, Sukkur, Larkana, Ghotki, Kashmore, Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Dadu, Jamshoro & Kambar and Shahdadkot districts. Rainfall intensity also to increase in northeastern & southern districts of Balochistan which may trigger flash flooding in Dadu, Jamshoro, Kambar Shahdadkotdistricts & downstream.

Impacts:  Heavy falls may create water-logging/urban flooding in low lying areas of Karachi, Hyderabad, Badin, Thatta, Sujawal, Umar Kot, Mirpurkhas, Sanghar, Tando, Muhammad khan, Tando Allayar, Dadu, Noushero Feroz, Jamshoro, Kambar Shahdadkot, Larkana & Sukkur districts during the forecast period.

Persistent heavy rains over Khuzdar, Lasbella and Hub distts of Balochistan & over Kirthar Range may create extra pressure on Hub dam, Thaddo dam & downstream nullahs.  

Sea conditions likely to remain very rough next two days & fishermen are advised not to venture in open sea till tomorrow night.


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