Met division warns of city flooding in Karachi on Friday

Commuters cross a flooded street after a heavy rainfall in Karachi on September 23, 2021. — AFP
Commuters cross a flooded avenue after a heavy rainfall in Karachi on September 23, 2021. — AFP
  • Downpour in Karachi ends in main visitors jams throughout town.
  • Most rain recorded at 70mm in Surjai City and least in Kemari at 2.7mm.
  • PMD predicts rains and thundershowers in a number of areas of the Karachi tomorrow.

KARACHI: Heavy monsoon rain hit Karachi on Thursday, turning town’s sizzling climate nice, however inundating roads and leaving main thoroughfares flooded.

The Pakistan Meteorological Division (PMD) has predicted rains and thundershowers in a number of areas of the metropolitan on Friday and Saturday.

PMD Director Sardar Sarfaraz mentioned reasonable to heavy rain is predicted tonight and tomorrow. He warned of city flooding in low-lying areas of Karachi on Friday saying that the monsoon system has strengthened as a result of moisture from the Arabian Sea.

Sarfaraz mentioned that the downpour from rain cloud won’t be equal in all areas.

Rain was reported in numerous areas within the metropolis right this moment, together with Nazimabad, North Karachi, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Orangi City, Gulshan-e-Hadeed, DHA Section-II, Saadi City and Kemari.

Based on the Met Workplace, most rain was recorded in Surjani City at 70 millimetres, adopted by 49.2mm in North Karachi and 47mm at PAF Base Faisal.

In the meantime, by 5pm 20.2mm rain was recorded in Nazimabad, 19.2mm in Outdated Airport space, 16.1mm in Saadi City, 14mm on College Highway, 10.6mm in Orangi City and Jinnah Terminal, 8.5mm in Quaidabad, 7mm in DHA Section II, 5mm in Gulshan-e-Hadid, 3.6mm in Gulshan-e-Maymar and a pair of.7mm rain was recorded at Kemari.

Rain wreaks havoc

Automobiles have been queued on town’s foremost arteries standing bumper-to-bumper for lengthy intervals, inflicting residents excessive inconvenience.

Men push a vehicle through a flooded street after a heavy rainfall in Karachi on September 23, 2021. — AFP
Males push a car by means of a flooded avenue after a heavy rainfall in Karachi on September 23, 2021. — AFP

Based on the experiences, as a result of water gathered at Rafiqui Shaheed Highway, the stream of visitors was badly affected. Commuters confronted issue in reaching three foremost hospitals — together with the Nationwide Institute of Youngster Well being, Jinnah Hospital and Nationwide Institute of Youngster Well being — positioned on Rafiqui Shaheed Highway.

Visitors was additionally jammed on varied highways whereas the visitors police have been nowhere to be discovered.

Shahrah-e-Faisal additionally skilled visitors jams as rainwater blocked the service lane. The stream of visitors was additionally affected in Saddar, Regal Chowk and Fawara Chowk.

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