After having to contend with massive urban flooding caused by torrential rains during the Eid holiday, Karachi is likely to be hit with another round of monsoon showers beginning today, as per the Met Office on Thursday.
An announcement issued by it stated that the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) stated that "Rain coupled with lightning is expected in Karachi in the evening."
The temperature that is the highest within Port City is predicted to be between 33 and 35 degrees Celsius this morning, according to the Met Office. The humidity, however, is reported as 78% the Met Office said.
The winds are becoming more sluggish from the northeast of Port City, according to the PMD.
"Heavy rains could trigger cities that flood in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Dadu, Shaheed Benazirabad, Sukkur, Larkana, Jacobabad, Multan, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Pakpattan, Vehari, Sahiwal and Khanewal. The possibility of flash flooding is in the local nullah and hills of Dera Ghazi Khan and Balochistan," said PMD in its daily forecast for weather.
Additionally, In addition, it was reported that the Met Office said that monsoon conditions are affecting the majority of the nation. A large low-pressure area (LPA) is expected to be approaching Sindh this afternoon.
Heavy rains are expected to be widespread across Sindh, Balochistan, South Punjab, and the lower Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, while more scattered rain-wind is expected in Islamabad as well as upper Punjab and higher Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, and Gilgit-Baltistan Read the full statement.
In the meantime, it is reported that the Sindh Health Department has declared an emergency situation for the province, as a new rain storm is predicted to arrive this afternoon.
The severity of the downpour is likely to be higher in Karachi on the 15th and 16, according to Met Office. Met Office.
In light of the severe rain forecast, the department of health has declared a health emergency on all healthcare facilities located in Karachi and the other cities in the province. It has instructed authorities to set up control rooms at all district health centers and hospitals.