Karachi weather update: Met Office forecasts intermittent rain
Karachi: Chief Meteorologist Sardar Sarfaraz on Friday explained that a change in weather condition was the reason the metropolis didn’t receive the amount of rain the Met Office had predicted for Thursday.
Appearing on Geo Pakistan, he argued that there was still good chances of rain in Karachi till July 18.
He explained that when the Met Office says it will rain between July 14th and 18th it doesn’t mean rain will continue pouring during the four days.
Below is the statement PMD issued on Friday July 15th.
The low-pressure area persist over Northeast Arabian Sea and adjoining RunofKutch, India with its tough extending upto southeast Sindh. Which has produced dust/Thunder storm at number of places in Sindh with isolated very heavy falls in southeast Sindh.
Widespread rain-thunderstorms with few heavy falls (very heavy at times) are likely to occur in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Mirpurkhas, Umerkot, Tharparker, TM Khan, Tando Allayar, Sanghar, Nawabshah, Noushero Feroz, Khairpur, Sukkur, Larkana, Jacobabad, Qambar-Shahdadkot, Dadu, Jamshoro, Shikarpur, Ghotki & Kashmore districts from today to 18th July.
. Heavy falls may generate urban flooding/water logging in low – lying areas in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Mirpurkhas, Umerkot, Dadu, Jamshoro, Nawabshah, Jacobabad, Larkana and Sukkur districts during the period.
. Persistent heavy spell may trigger hill torrents/flash flooding along & downstream Kirthar range.
. Sea conditions to become very rough and fisherman are advised to remain careful.
Note: All concerned authorities are requested to remain alert/vigilant & take necessary measures