Friday, December 2, 2022

Heavy rainfall may further aggravate existing urban flooding in Karachi

Heavy rainfall may further aggravate existing urban flooding in Karachi
KARACHI (92 News) - Another trouble for Karachities as the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Sunday predicted another monsoon spell in Karachi entering this evening. It is worth mentioning here that the city of lights was devastated after receiving unprecedented rains since Thursday as many areas are still flooded with rainwater. A statement issued by the Met office said that seventh spell of monsoon rains is likely to enter Sindh on Sunday evening which could aggravate existing urban flooding and waterlogging in Lower Sindh. Under the influence of this system rain and wind-thundershowers, with isolated heavy to very heavy falls, are expected in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Shaheed Benazirabad, Dadu, Tharparker, Nagarparker, Mirpurkhas, Islam Kot, Umar Kot, Sanghar, Sukkur and Larkana from Sunday evening to Monday, according to the met office. Heavy rainfall may further aggravate existing urban flooding and water logging in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Mirpurkhas and Badin on Sunday and Monday. PMD advised all concerned authorities to remain alert during the forecast period. The Met Office earlier issued a warning of urban flooding in Karachi, however, the chief meteorologist said that the system to effect Karachi is relatively “weak” which may mean isolated light to heavy rains across the city.