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City braces for more rain | The Express Tribune


The city experienced its second consecutive day of rainfall as the Monsoon system from the Bay of Bengal brought medium to heavy rains on Monday.

The maximum temperature of the city reached 34.5 degrees Celsius while the humidity level in the air exceeded 89 per-cent due to the blocking of sea breezes and the influence of westerly winds from Balochistan.

The weather conditions turned pleasant as moderate to heavy rainfall graced the areas like Malir Khokhrapar, Defence Housing Society (DHA), Clifton, Gulshan Hadeed, Gulistan Johar Block 8, North Karachi, North Nazimabad, Surjani Town, Tariq Road, Shahrahe Faisal, PECHS, and Soldier Bazar. Some areas experienced particularly heavy rainfall.

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), Surjani Town received the highest rainfall at 60 mm [2.3 inches], followed by 33 mm in Gulshan Maymar, 23 mm in North Karachi, 22.6 mm in Saadi Town, 16.4 mm in Orangi Town, 15 mm on University Road, 13 mm in Gulshan Hadeed, and 12.3 mm in Nazimabad.

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Other areas received varying amounts of rain, including 7.6 mm in Jinnah Terminal, 5.8 mm in the Airport, 4.4 mm in Korangi, and 2 mm in Saddar.

 The Early Warning Centre of the meteorological office forecasts continued monsoon activity with intensity in Sindh and the eastern parts of the country.

Moreover, Karachi is likely to experience thunderstorms until July 25, with light rain expected on July 26.

Additionally, from July 25 to July 26, various districts of rural Sindh, including Jamshoro, Dadu, Qamber Shahdadkot, Naushehro Feroz, Jacobabad, Larkana, and Kashmore, may face the possibility of urban floods due to the rain.

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