KARACHI (92 News) - Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) forecasted that the intermittent rainfall will continue till Tuesday in Karachi.
According to the met office, it forecasted rainfall in Karachi and parts of Sindh on Sunday as the monsoon low persists over eastern Sindh. A monsoon low persists over eastern Sindh with another low pressure area prevailing over central India.
Under influence of these systems widespread rain/thundershowers with a few heavy to very heavy falls are likely to occur in Tharparkar, Badin, Mirpur Khas, Umerkot, Thatta, Sanghar, Hyderabad and Karachi districts, and almost all the places in rest of Sindh till 25th August, according to the PMD forecast.
Sea breeze still not restored in Karachi due to the monsoon low. The city will experience partly cloudy to cloudy weather, which could turn into rain and thundershowers with a few heavy falls at afternoon or evening, the met office said.
Yesterday evening, 37 mm rain was recorded in Karachi (at Saadi Town, 20 mm rain at Saddar and Nazimabad, 18 mm at North Karachi, 16 mm at Surjani Town, 12 mm at Keamari, 08 mm at Faisal Base and PAF Masroor, 07 mm at Gulshan-e-Hadeed, University Road and Old Airport and 04 mm in Landhi), while 18 mm in Tando Jam, 17 mm in Chhor, 16 mm rainfall in Hyderabad, 13 mm in Islamkot, 11 mm at Diplo and Chhachhro and seven mm in Thatta and Mirpur Khas.
A lot of roads and streets are giving the pond-like look even hours after the heavy rain in the metropolis.
The rain has defaced the entire city as heaps of garbage, mud and dirty water could be seen at several places. The entire area of Sohrab Goth submerged in the rainwater.
Thousands of home appliances went out of order after rainwater entered their houses. People were besieged in their houses due to accumulation of rainwater in Nagan Chowrangi, Landhi, Ayesha Manzil, Gulberg and Sarjani Town.
On the other hand, Pak Army teams with the civil administration are busy draining out rainwater from the affected areas. Efforts are also going on to pump out water from the low-lying areas.
Meanwhile, K-Electric has increased the problems of citizens who are without the power supply since the heavy rain in the city. The areas, including Malir, Korangi, Shah Faisal, Drug Road and Sarjani Road, are without electricity for hours.
The 72-inch water supply line burst due to the power breakdown at Dhabiji Pumping Station being run by the Water Board. As a result, citizens are facing is an acute shortage drinking water.
The Met Office has predicted rain/wind-thundershower, with few moderate to isolated heavy falls, in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Shaheed Benazirabad, Dadu, Tharparker, Mirpurkhas, U