Fresh rains may break previous rainfall records in Karachi: PMD

KARACHI: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted that the fresh rain spell could break a previous record of maximum rainfall in the metropolis.

Talking to M.M News, Director Meteorology Department Sarfaraz Ahmed informed that the low pressure that has generated the ongoing wet spell in Karachi and other parts of Sindh will be at its intense level on Tuesday.

The Director Meteorology Department further informed that the recent monsoon spells in the month of August had broken the 30-year-old record. He also warned that there was a danger of urban flooding yet again.

“Heavy rainfall may generate urban flooding water logging in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta and Badin from Monday to Tuesday,” he added.

Earlier on August 21, the Met department said, maximum 185.7 millimetres, or 7.3 inches, rainfall was recorded in Surjani Town followed by North Karachi 106.4mm, North Nazimabad 106mm, Gulshan-i-Hadeed 84mm, PAF Masroor Base 54mm, Saadi Town 36.5mm, Gulistan-i-Jauhar 28.2mm, Landhi 25mm, PAF Faisal Base 22mm, Jinnah Terminal 20.8mm, Saddar 20mm and Keamari received 11.5mm of rain.

Earlier this month, at least nine people died in separate incidents in the city. Seven of the deceased lost their lives due to electrocution, while two minor boys died from drowning.

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