KARACHI: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast more rain in Karachi after Monday morning’s downpour in the metropolis.
Karachi’s cold weather intensified as the city welcomed more winter rain Monday morning.
According to the PMD, thunder cells are present over Balochistan’s coastal belt and are moving towards Karachi. As a result, the city may witness intermittent rain till Tuesday afternoon.
The latest weather update issued by the PMD suggested that Karachi is likely to receive more rain this afternoon (Monday). However, the showers will be moderate.
PMD Director Sardar Sarfaraz said while speaking on program Geo Pakistan that the wet spell in most of the areas in Sindh and northern areas will continue only till Tuesday.
“Intermittent showers will occur in the city and will end by tomorrow (Tuesday) morning,” Sarfaraz said.
e further stated that the mercury may further dip to 12-13 degrees Celsius in the city. However, there will be no proper cold wave in the city till the first 10 days of January.
Sarfaraz said that Siberian winds have been intercepted by the western winds, therefore, Karachi will not witness an extreme cold weather spell.
“There is no possibility of [Karachi’s] temperature dropping to single-digits,” Sarfaraz said.
Pakistan to see heavy rains from January
The PMD director said that the country is expected to receive heavy rain from January 2022 as rain and snowfall producing systems will keep entering Pakistan.
“We expect that a thick blanket of fog is cleared by the fourth or fifth day of January, 2022,” he said.
Moreover, Balochistan will report another cold wave from December 31 or January 1, 2022, while Lahore will receive only light rain if it pours in the city.
City welcomes more winter rain
The Met department reported that the highest rainfall of 5mm was recorded in Gulshan-e-Hadid and Qaidabad, 4.5mm in Surjani Town, 4.0mm each in PAF Masroor Base and Keamari, 3.8mm on University Road and 3.4mm rain at the airport.
Other areas of the city that received light rain include the Old City Area with 3.0mm of rain, PAF Faisal Base at 2.0mm, and the Jamia Al-Rasheed area, which recorded 2.6mm of rain.
Light rain was reported in Federal B area, Burns Road, North Nazimabad and Nazimabad. Rain was also reported from Kharadar, Malir, Model Colony, Sharae Faisal, Clifton, DHA and other areas.
The Motorways spokesperson cautioned drivers on the M-9 motorway to drive slowly to avoid their vehicles from slipping and causing accidents.
Karachi, parts of Punjab and Balochistan receive first winter rain
Light rainfall was reported in different areas of Punjab, Balochistan and Karachi on Sunday too.
A westerly wind system entered the provinces, the Met office said a day earlier.
Under the new system, various areas of Balochistan, including Quetta, Muslim Bagh and Toba Achakzai, had received light showers. Meanwhile, Ziarat Valley and its adjoining areas had also received snowfall.
In Punjab, rain was reported in Lodhran, Kabirwala, Gojra, Jahanian, Toba Tek Singh and other cities