Coastal areas of Sindh including Karachi are likely to experience scorching temperatures for a couple of days from Monday. Pakistan Meteorological department warned that soaring temperatures would be followed by a heavy rain from late Wednesday night.
“Another rain system had developed in the Bay of Bengal which will hit India’s Gujarat and Rajasthan today,” Abdul Rashid, Regional Director Met Office Karachi, told The Express Tribune on Monday. “From Wednesday the system will bring heavy rainfall to coastal parts of Sindh including Karachi.”
The Met Office has further warned of urban flooding if necessary arrangements are not made by the municipal authorities. Rashid advised the authorities concerned to ensure cleanliness of storm water drainage system of the city to avoid flooding.
At least 24 people were killed in rain-related mishaps when heavy showers lashed the metropolis last week. Although over 300 feeders of K-Electric, the private power supplier of the city, tripped following the heavy rains and thunderstorm, most fatalities were caused by electrocution. Further, the swamping of roads created traffic logjams as dozens of vehicles broke down in the middle of the roads at different places.
Credit: Express Tribune