Another monsoon spell was expected to enter Sindh, including Karachi, on August 5 (today) that was predicted to last till August 9 (Tuesday), the Met Office said.
“Under the influence of this weather system, rains and thunderstorms with a few moderate and isolated heavy falls are expected in Tharparker, Umerkot, Mirpurkhas, Badin, Tando Muhammad khan, Tando Allayar, Hyderabad, Matiari, Thatta, Sujawal, Sanghar, Shaheed Benazirabad, Khairpur, Sukkur, Larkana, Ghotki, Kashmore, Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Dadu, Jamshoro and Kambar Shahdadkot districts from August 5 to August 9,” it said.
The Met Office in its daily update said that heavy falls were likely expected at a few places in lower Sindh and southern Balochistan today (Friday).
The update came as sudden rain was reported in twin cities, Islamabad and Rawalpindi, which broke the hot weather spell.
Recent rains in Pakistan were 180% heavier than the average downpour and stood as the record wettest July since 1961, the Met Office said in its monthly climate summary.
“July 2022 monthly rainfall alone exceeded the total normal monsoon seasonal rainfall by 26%,” it said, adding that July rainfall was excessively above average over Balochistan (over 450%) and Sindh ( over 308%), both rank as the wettest ever during past 62 years.
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