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Karachi weather, rain update: Saturday 13-08-2022

Karachi: Rain is expected to continuenin the metropolis on Saturday, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).

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Private forecaster PakWeather.com also predicted rain in Karachi on Saturday.

The Met Office said, “the well-marked low-pressure area persists over Northeast Arabian Sea andnadjoining Rann of Kutch, India with its trough extending up to southern Sindh. The low-pressure over Rajasthan, India also persists.”

It said, “Under the influence of these weather systems: · Rain-thunderstorms with a few heavy/very heavy falls & occasional strong winds are very likely 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 Shahdadkot districts & Karachi division till 14 August with occasional gaps.  Rainfall intensity also to increase in northeastern & southern districts of Balochistan which may trigger flash flooding in Dadu, Jamshoro, Kambar

Shahdadkot districts & downstream.”

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

Impacts

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

Sea conditions are likely to remain very rough till 10 August & fishermen are advised to take extra care.

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