Heavy rainfall, dust storm hits Karachi
Power supply to many areas disrupted after the rains lashed the city
Statesman Report
Karachi: Heavy rainfall with dust storm hit various parts of the city on Monday. The downpour is part of the monsoon rainfall predicted by Pakistan Metrological Department (PMD) which will continue till July 8.
As per details, rain with dust storm hit Karachi’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan Johar, Clifton, Malir, Shah Faisal and other areas. The hot weather in the metropolis turned pleasant after the downpour. Almost all thoroughfares were submerged in rainwater while traffic jam was witnessed on major arteries.
Power supply to many areas disrupted after the rains lashed the city. K-Electrtic failed to maintain uninterrupted power supply to the city as many feeders tripped with first spell of rain.
Meanwhile, the met office has predicted that this year 10 percent more rains are expected in Sindh as compared to previous year. It also warned of floodings in the province.
Heavy rain with thunderstorm also lashed Hyderabad, Sanghar, Dadu, Jacobabad and Sukkur turned weather pleasant. Following the heavy rainfall in Sukkur more than 70 feeders of SEPCO were tripped.
Several areas including Sukkur, Rohri, Naushero Feroze and others are deprived of power, while the SEPCO spokesperson said that work to restore the tripped feeder is underway and soon the electricity would be restored.
Moderate flooding in hill torrents of D.G Khan, urban flooding in Sindh likely
The Flood Forecasting Division of the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Monday indicated chances of moderate flooding in the hill torrents of Dera Ghazi Khan Division during the next 24 hours, reports APP.
While, there were also chances of urban flooding in Sindh province during the next 48 hours.
“We are expecting heavy downpour in Dera Ghazi Khan where the hill torrents can have higher levels of water. The urban sectors of Sindh may receive heavy rainfall during the next two days causing water inundation or flooding”, Spokesman of PMD, Dr. Zaheer Ahmed Babar informed while talking to APP on Monday.
He said there were no chances of any significant rain in the northern parts of the country during the next few days.