The Meteorological Department has forecast thundershowers in Karachi.


Photo of light rain in Karachi Photo: File.

KARACHI: The Meteorological Department has forecast thundershowers in Karachi during the next 24 hours.

The forecast was made when it rained heavily in the city last night.

In a statement, the Met Office said, “Monsoon currents are entering the upper and lower parts of the country. A western wave is also present in the upper and western parts of the country.”

The PMD said that showers with thundershowers are expected in Islamabad, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, Eastern Balochistan and Sindh.

The PMD said that the minimum temperature in Karachi is likely to be 27 ° C while the maximum temperature is likely to be 34 ° C.

According to the PMD report, humidity has been recorded at 78% while westerly winds are blowing at a speed of 12 km per hour.

Yesterday, the Meteorological Department had issued an alert stating that less pressure from Madhya Pradesh was moving towards the west and entering Pakistan.

The PMD had informed that there is a possibility of thunder and rain in Sindh under the influence of the system.

The Meteorological Department said that thundershowers and rains could continue in Sindh till September 11.

Four people were killed in rain-related incidents

A woman and her three children were killed when the roof of their house collapsed after rain in Orangi Town on Thursday morning.

According to Sohai Aziz, Senior Superintendent of Police, District West, the incident took place at 15 MPR Colony, Qasba Street.

The rainwater collected in the neighborhood last night and entered the family home, the SSP said.

The owner of the house Rasool Saeed and other members of the house came out of the house due to water. However, when the roof collapsed, Naseeb Hawa Khatun and her children were sleeping inside.

According to police, the incident took place early in the morning. Upon receiving the information, police, rangers and rescue personnel rushed to the spot and started removing debris from the collapsed house.

Initially, four bodies were found in the rubble, police said. A 10-year-old child was also pulled out of the wreckage along with the injured, SSP Aziz said.

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