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PDMA issues heavy rain alert for Sindh

KARACHI: Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has issued a weather advisory predicting heavy rains across the province during the next 48 hours.

The advisory addressed to the officials concerned to finalize arrangements to cope with the situation of urban flooding expected in major cities including Karachi and Hyderabad.

The advisory further stated that the Pakistan Meteorology Department had predicted that a shallow westerly wave was presently affecting upper and central parts of the country, which was likely to intensify on Sunday night and grip most parts of the province.

It further said that under the influence of this system, dust, thunderstorm and rain was expected in scattered places across the province.

The heavy rainfall will be witnessed in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Dadu, Mirpurkhas, Shaheed Benazirabad, Tharparkar and Badin areas of the province.

The PDMA directed the concerned district officials to take measures for avoiding losses from the downpour.

The weather in Karachi will remain partly cloudy to cloudy with chances of light rain or drizzle in the evening or night, according to the forecast.

The city undergoing humid weather due to suspension of sea breeze, the met office said.

The Lower Sindh areas received rainfall with a thunderstorm yesterday. Maximum rainfall received at Mithi (49mm), Diplo (21mm), Larkana (08mm), Islamkot (07mm), Nagarparkar (06mm) and Mirpur Khas (02mm).

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