Weather Update: Karachi to Experience Rainfall and Thunderstorms in Coming Days
Karachi is set to experience a change in weather as meteorological analysts predict light to moderate rainfall accompanied by thunder in the eastern and northern regions during the afternoon. This weather shift is expected to occur on July 23, with intermittent rain showers approaching from the Arabian Sea.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department has confirmed this forecast, attributing it to the influence of monsoon currents affecting Sindh. The city’s weather on July 21 and 22 will be partly cloudy and humid, with a chance of thunderstorms and rain during the evening and nighttime hours. However, on July 23, Karachi will be mostly cloudy with a likelihood of thunderstorms and rain throughout the day.
Today, Karachi remains humid, with sea breezes impacted by circulation near Indian Gujarat. The temperature in the city will vary between 35°C to 37°C today and Saturday, slightly cooler at 34°C to 36°C on Sunday.
The monsoon system is expected to bring dust, thunderstorms, and rain with occasional heavy falls in various areas. Cities such as Sukkur, Larkana, Jacobabad, Shikarpur, Qambar Shahdadkot, Dadu, and Jamshoro should be prepared for this weather pattern. Moreover, isolated heavy falls are predicted in districts such as TharParkar, Umerkot, Mirpurkhas, Sanghar, Khairpur, Kashmore, Ghotki, Naushahro Feroz, Shaheed Benazirabad, Matiari, Hyderabad, Tando Allahyar, Tando Muhammad Khan, Badin, Thatta, Sujawal, and Karachi division until July 24 and 25.
The public is warned about the potential impact of wind and dust storms on loose structures, including electric poles, solar panels, and trees. Furthermore, heavy rainfall may lead to water logging in low-lying areas of several districts.
Farmers are advised to consider the forecast while planning their activities, and the general public is urged to remain cautious and take necessary precautions, as indicated in the Met Office’s advisory.
Chief Meteorologist Sardar Sarfaraz stated that there is a possibility of heavy rain in various districts of Sindh, including Karachi, on July 23 and 24. He expects this rainfall pattern to continue intermittently until July 25 and 26.
Regarding weather conditions across the country, the chief meteorologist mentioned that Northeast Punjab can expect a good spell of rain on the 9th and 10th of Muharram, and Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Jehlum, and other areas are likely to experience rain during the Ashura holidays. However, there is no prediction of rain in the province on the day of Ashura.