Thursday June 30, 2022

PMD Warns of Urban Flooding as Heavy Rain to Lash Karachi From Tomorrow

KARACHI: The Pakistan Metrological Department (PMD) has warned of urban flooding in Karachi due to heavy monsoon rainfall with thunderstorms starting from July 1 across Sindh.

According to the PMD, moist currents from the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal are likely to enter upper parts of the country from 29th June (Wednesday) which may intensify and expand to southern parts of the country by the end of this week.

Under the influence of this system, heavy rainfall with windstorms are expected in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin and Dadu from July 1-5 and it may cause urban flooding in Karachi and Hyderabad from July 3 to 5.

In the wake of heavy rainfall, fishermen have been advised to remain careful due to rough sea conditions from July 3 to 5.

Following the heavy rain forecast in parts of Sindh, the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has recommended the relevant authorities take all necessary measures to handle an emergency.

The PDMA has also issued a warning and advised the public to stay away from windows and doors during heavy rain and strong winds.

“Avoid roadway underpasses, drainage ditches, low-lying areas and areas where water collects there can be unexpectedly flood or overflow,” it said.

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