The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) this week forecasted the third spell of monsoon in Karachi. Heavy rain and thunderstorm are expected in the city between July 26 and July 27. After the last monsoon rain almost drowned Karachi last week, are we ready for yet another spell?
According to the Chief MET Department Sardar Sarfaraz, a low-pressure area is expected in India’s Gujrat on July 24 that will enter Pakistan through Indian Rann of Kutch affecting the sea’s southwestern wind.
Karachi has received rains in the past few weeks, wreaking havoc on the city’s shaky infrastructure and leading to several deaths. Also, not to forget unlimited power outrage and flooded streets affected the commute of Karachiites. Though Karachiites enjoyed the rain thoroughly, the after-effects were quite disappointing.
Despite the early forecast, there seemed to be no plan from related authorities. Limited visibility due to heavy rain disrupted traffic flow at Shahrah-e-Faisal, while rainwater stagnated on major streets of Karachi.
However, once again MET office has predicted rain earlier. Let’s see if the government comes up with a proper plan this time or once again people will suffer in misery.
The PMD has advised all concerned authorities to remain alert. They have advised taking necessary precautionary measures during the forecasted periods in order to avert any unfortunate incident. The weather forecast authority also stated that monsoon rains usually last from July to September in Pakistan and this year, Karachi and other cities of Sindh could witness 20 percent more rainfall.
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