Karachi (June 28, 2017): The light to moderate but in some areas heavy rain lashed various parts of the Karachi while the electricity disappeared as the first drop of rain.
According to the details, rain coupled with gusty winds brought relief from punishing heat that baked the metropolis during the past few days. The rain caused power break down in many parts of the city.
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The heavy rain in Malir, Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Memon Goth and Soharab Goth and several other parts of the city has low downed the temperature, which was persisting since first day of the Eid. People have come out from their houses and enjoying the weather.
Youths and children came out to streets and enjoyed the weather. However first spell of rain has caused the disappearance of electricity in few areas, while the scenes of traffic mess were also witnessed at main thoroughfares, particularly at Shahr-e-Faisal.
Met Office has forecasted that the westerly rain system is persisting over the Sindh including Karachi and the recent wet spell will continue for several hours.
Met-Office had predicted rain with thunderstorm in Sindh including Karachi in next 48 hours.
Spokesman of Met-Office informed that monsoon, presently giving rains over central parts of India, is heading towards Pakistan. Monsoon currents will start to penetrate in Pakistan on Monday/Tuesday and good rains/thundershowers expected at a number of places in next 48 hours.
Highway police asked the people to adopt precautionary measures while driving in the rain.
According to Met Office official the city is likely to receive rain during the next 24 hours that would bring down the mercury. The Met office said the maximum temperature was expected to range between 36 to 38 degrees Centigrade during that period.
The minimum temperature recorded in the city on Wednesday was 38.5 whereas the minimum temperature was recorded as 30.5 degrees Centigrade.
Humidity in the morning was recorded as 73 percent whereas it was61 percent in the evening.
Earlier, Light rain in Lahore, Faisalabad and other cities across the country on early Wednesday morning turned the weather pleasant.
Rain was also reported in Sahiwal, Okara, Toba Tek Singh, Khairpur, Khuzdar. Rain in various cities broke the grip of the sizzling weather that had ruled over the country for the last several days.
Rain with strong winds turned the weather pleasant in several cities across the country and brought the temperature considerably down. Pakistan Meteorological Department has predicted more rains during the current week.
A Met Office spokesman said in Islamabad that the monsoon has already made onset in the country from Monday but isolated heavy falls are expected in Islamabad, Upper Punjab, Lower Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Eastern Balochistan and Kashmir today and tomorrow.
The spokesman said the heavy falls may generate flash floods in the vulnerable areas particularly in Barsati Nullahs of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pothohar region, Gujranwala, DG Khan divisions and Kashmir.
He said due to intermittent rains, there is also risk of landslides in hilly areas including Malakand and Hazara divisions, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.
The spokesman advised all the concerned authorities to remain alert today and tomorrow in view of this weather advisory.
Meanwhile, rain-thundershowers with gusty winds occurred at scattered places of Punjab, lower Sindh, eastern Balochistan and Malakand division.
Rainfall recorded in various cities:-
Jhang 95 millimeter, Sibbi 55, Sahiwal 49, Moen-jo-Daro 35, Shaheed Benazirabad 24, Toba Tek Singh 21 and Rahimyar Khan 15 millimeter.
Rain-thundershowers with isolated heavy falls and gusty winds are expected at Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad divisions, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, lower Sindh, FATA and Kashmir during the next twelve hours.
Rain-thundershowers with isolated heavy falls and gusty winds may also occur at scattered places of Sahiwal, Multan, Bahawalpur, DG Khan, Larkana, Sukkur, Zhob, Sibbi, Naseerabad, Kalat divisions and Gilgit-Baltistan.
Temperature of some major cities recorded this morning was:-
Islamabad 25°C, Lahore 27°C, Karachi 32°C, Peshawar 28°C, Quetta 22°C, Gilgit 20°C, Murree 18°C and Muzaffarabad 21°C.