Published On: Sat, Aug 6th, 2016

Rain cripples life in Karachi, 10 die

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KARACHI: Heavy rain coupled with gusty winds continued to lash Karachi and other cities of Sindh for the second day on Saturday, crippling civic life and leaving at least six people dead.

According to Director General Met, Ghulam Rasool, upto 56 millimetre rain was recorded in Karachi’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal area this morning.

Met Office 40 mm rain was recorded in Shahrah-e-Faisal and 30 mm in Sadar.

 

The heavy to light rain spell, that started Friday evening, is likely to continue intermittently till Saturday night, the Met Office said. Report said the downpour, besides turning the weather pleasant, crippled life in the city and inundating various areas. Several neighborhoods were under waist-deep water. Rain cripples life in Karachi, 10 die (3)   The tripping of at least 600 K-Electric feeders left 45 percent of city areas without power adding to miseries of citizens. In rain-related incidents, reports said, at least 10 people lost their lives due to electrocution and fall of walls. The disconnection of power supply to different pumping stations affected water supply to the city. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah visited different areas along with DCOs and high officials, directing authorities to ensure draining out of stagnant rainwater. Rain cripples life in Karachi, 10 die (2)   Synoptic Situation: Heat low lies over north Balochistan. Monsoon currents are penetrating in southern parts while moderate monsoon currents are also penetrating in upper parts of the country and likely to intensify during next 24 to 36 hours. A westerly wave is affecting northeastern parts of Afghanistan and its adjoining areas. Under the influence of these meteorological conditions weather will remain as follows: Next 24 hrs: Rain-thunderstorm (with isolated heavy falls) is expected at scattered places in Sindh,  Eastern Balochistan (Zhob, Kalat, Sibbi, Naseerabad divisions), Islamabad, upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Sahiwal divisions), Kashmir, while at isolated places in KP, FATA and south Punjab (Multan, Bahawalpur, D.G Khan divisions). Heavy falls may generate flash flooding and landslides in the vulnerable areas of Punjab, KP and Kashmir.  

Next 48 hrs:

Rain-thunderstorm (with isolated heavy falls) is expected at scattered places in Islamabad, upper Punjab, KP, FATA, Lower Sindh, while at isolated places in Eastern Balochistan, South Punjab, upper Sindh and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Heavy falls may generate flash flooding and landslides in the vulnerable areas of Punjab, KP, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.

Past weather:

Rain-thunderstorm occurred at scattered places in Sindh, while at isolated places in Lahore, Sargodha, Bahawalpur, Quetta, Makran divisions and Kashmir. Weather remained hot and humid elsewhere in the country.

Rain cripples life in Karachi, 10 die

 

Rainfall (mm):

Sindh: Badin 58, Diplo 53, Dhahel 50, Mithi 38, Thatta 37, Chachoro 30, Padidan 26, Shaheed Benazirabad 24, Chhor 07, Hyderabad 02. Punjab: Lahore (PBO 33, AP 16), Bhakkar, Bahawalpur 16, Noorpurthal 04, Jhang, Bahawalnagar 03, Balochistan: Lasbella 13, Barkhan 06, FATA: Parachinar 05, Kashmir: Garidupatta 02..

Today’s Highest Maximum Temperatures: Dalbandin 43°C, Nokkundi, Okara, Bahawalnagar, Turbat, Sibbi, Chillas 42°C. – APP

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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