KARACHI: Rain and thundershowers is expected in many parts of Sindh and Balochistan on Saturday (today), the Met Office said in the latest weather update.
Heavy downpour may lead to urban flooding in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Khuzdar, Ormara, Pasni and Gwadar during the forecast period, from July 2 to 5, it warned.
“Strong monsoon currents are also likely to enter southeastern parts of Sindh and Balochistan from today [Saturday] under the influence of this weather system,” the Pakistan Meteorological Department said in its forecast.
It added that monsoon rains have started with the initial spells in parts of northeast Punjab, Kashmir and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. More thundershowers with isolated heavy rain is expected in these parts in the coming days.
Met Office forecast
- Rain and thundershowers is expected in Tharparkar, Umerkot, Sanghar, Badin, Mirpurkhas, Thatta, Hyderabad, Tando Muhammad Khan, Tando Allayar, Karachi, Dadu and Jamshoro districts.
- Rain and thundershowers is expected in Shaheed Benazirabad, Noshero Feroz, Sukkur, Larkana, Khairpur, Shikarpur, Qambar Shahdadkot, Ghotki and Kashmore districts.
- Rain and thundershowers is expected in Khuzdar, Barkhan, Lasbella, Kohlu, Sibbi, Awaran, Naseerabad, and Panjgur.
- Rain and thundershowers is expected in Quetta, Zhob, Dalbandin, Nokkundi, Noshki, Qila Saifullah, Mastung, Kalat and the coastal belt (Gawadar, Pasni and Ormara).
- Heavy rain may generate flash flooding in nullahs/rivers of Barkhan, Zhob, Sibbi, Panjgur, Kohlu, Naseerabad, Nagarparkar and Dadu
- Windstorms may damage loose structures of vulnerable locations in Sindh and Balochistan.
- Sea conditions may become rough/very rough from July 3 to 5, 2022. Fishermen are advised to take extra care during the period.
At least two people were killed and eight others, including women and children, were injured when mud houses collapsed from lightning in Kohlu’s Tehsil Tambu. Heavy rains inundated low-lying areas in the district.
The district administration and Levies provided relief items in the areas on the directives of Qurban Ali Magsi, the deputy commissioner.
There were incidents of roof collapses of more than two dozen mud houses and rooms.
“Every possible help will be given to the affected people,” Magsi said in a statement. The government officers have been directed to remain vigilant in view of the change in weather.