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Rain with thunderstorm hit various parts of Sindh including Karachi

Rain with thunderstorm hit various parts of Sindh including Karachi
July 6, 2020
KARACHI (92 News) – Light and heavy rainfall with gust storm wind has been reported in various parts of Sindh including Karachi on Monday. It is worth mentioning that the Pakistan Metrological Department (PMD) predicted the monsoon rain across Sindh till July 8. According to the reports, light rain with strong wind hit Karachi’s Gulhsan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan Johan, Clifton and other areas. The hot weather in Karachi turned pleasant in various parts of the metropolis. Meanwhile, heavy rain with thunderstorm in Hyderabad, Sanghar, Dadu, Jacobabad and Sukkur turned weather pleasant. Following the heavy rainfall in Sukkur more than 70 feeders of SEPCO were tripped. Several areas including Sukkur, Rohri, Naushero Feroze and other are deprived of power, while the SEPCO spokesperson said that work to restore the tripped feeder is underway and soon the electricity would be restored. Earlier, Karachi expected to receive rainfall with thunderstorm as PMD has also warned of urban flooding during the upcoming first monsoon spell. According to the details garnered, no arrangement and drain clearance have been done before the arrival of wet spell in Karachi. “The city authorities are facing an uphill task to clear the drains ahead of the rainy spell,” it added. Power utility, K-electric, has yet to complete earthing of electricity poles ahead of the rainfall. It is to be mentioned here that around 49 people had died by electrocution in heavy rainfall in Karachi last year. A westerly wave is expected to reach the city on Monday (tomorrow). According to the Met Office, the rainfall can start in the evening or night tomorrow. The Monsoon currents are expected to strengthen in Sindh that may generate Widespread Rain-Wind/Thundershowers in Sindh particularly Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Sanghar, Mirpurkhas, Tharparkar, Umarkot, Jamshoro and Dadu from the next week. The rainy spell likely to continue till Tuesday and few heavy falls are also expected during the period, according to the forecast. Heavy rainfalls may generate urban flooding in Karachi, Thatta, Badin and Hyderabad on Monday and Tuesday, PMD earlier warned advising concerned authorities to take precautionary measures and remain alert during the forecast period.