Rain turns Karachi weather cold pleasant before PSL match
KARACHI (92 News) – The weather of Karachi has turned pleasant after it received heavy rain on Sunday afternoon before the Pakistan Super League (PSL) match.
According to the Met department, rain was recorded in Garden, North Nazimabad, Sharae Faisal, Orangi, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Jauhar. It rained around the National Stadium too.
It is worth mentioning here that the pitch had to be covered because a PSL match has been scheduled at 7pm.
Karachi seek much-needed win against table-toppers Gladiators
Karachi Kings seek a much needed win against table-toppers Quetta Gladiators today to boost their chances of reaching the play-off stages of the HBL PSL.
The Imad Wasim led Karachi outfit is aiming to play the 17 March final on their home ground and before their home fans — a chance they spurned last year after going down in the eliminator to Islamabad United, who went on to win their second title.
Karachi can go on to finish as one of the top two teams, if they also beat Peshawar Zalmi (Monday) and overhaul their net run-rate.
Karachi would be hoping that their star import Colin Munro, regarded as one of the most destructive hitters in Twenty20 cricket regains his touch in the big game.
More rain with thunderstorm expected next 24 hours
The Pakistan Meteorological Department said a fresh westerly wave is currently affecting Balochistan and is likely to persist over upper parts of the country till Monday (night).
It said widespread rain with thunderstorm and snowfalls over hills (with isolated heavy falls) accompanied by gusty winds is expected in Balochistan (Quetta, Zhob, Sibbi, Kalat, Nasirabad divisions), while at scattered places in Makran, Multan, Bahawalpur, Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad divisions.
Rain with thunderstorm is also expected at a few places in Karachi, Hyderabad and Sahiwal divisions. Heavy falls may generate flash flooding in local nullah/riverine in Quetta, Zhob, Sibbi and Kalat divisions.
Rains are also expected in some parts of upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab too. The rain is expected upper Punjab, Islamabad, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan are expected experience rain during night.
The Met Office said rain with gusty winds (snowfall over hills) is expected in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Lahore, Faislabad divisions), Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir on Monday.