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Karachi weather, rain update: Thursday 18-08-2022

Karachi: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted that the city would continue to receive rain on Thursday.

It said that Karachi and other parts of Sindh would receive rain till Friday under the current monsoon spell.

Met Office informed that the monsoon low-pressure area persists over eastern Sindh and adjoining west Rajasthan (India).

Under the influence of this weather system: Widespread Rain-thunderstorms with scattered heavy /very heavy falls (extremely heavy at times) & accompanied with occasional strong winds likely to occur in Shaheed Benazirabad, Noshero Feroz, Khairpur, Sukkur, Larkana, Ghotki, Kashmore, Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Dadu, Jamshoro, Kambar Shahdadkot , Tharparker, Umerkot, Mirpurkhas, Badin, Tando Muhammad khan, Tando Allayar, Hyderabad, Matiari, Thatta, Sujawal, Sanghar distts & Karachi division till 19 August.

Widespread Rain-wind/thunderstorms with scattered heavy /very heavy falls (extremely heavy at times) also expected in Lasbella, Khuzdar, Jhal Magsi, Jahfarabad, Nasirabad, Kohlu, Zhob, Pishin, Qilla Saifullah, Barkhan, Musakhel, Chaman, Loralai, Ziarat, Quetta, Mastung, Kalat, Panjgur, Kharan, Nushki, Awaran and Turbat from today to 21 August.

The continuing wet spell over northeastern & southern districts of Balochistan to become intense during 18-20 August which may trigger flash flooding in Dadu, Jamshoro, Kambar Shahdadkot districts & downstream.

Impacts: · Heavy falls may create water-logging/urban flooding in low lying areas of Karachi, Hyderabad, Badin, Thatta, Sujawal, Umarkot, Mirpurkhas, Sanghar, Tando Muhammad khan, Tando Allayar, Dadu, Jamshoro, Noshero Feroz, Shaheed Benazirabad, Kambar Shahdadkot, Larkana & Sukkur districts today & tomorrow.

Heavy falls may trigger flash flooding/hill torrents in local nullahs of Zhob, Pishin, Chaman, Qilla Saifulla, Loralai, Jhal Magsi, Jafarabad, Nasirabad, Ziarat, Pishin, Khuzdar, Musakhel, Lasbella, Kalat, Quetta, Mastung and Ziarat 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.

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