Rain predicted in Karachi, parts of Sindh from today till April 19

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The Pakistan Meteorological Department on Wednesday predicted thunderstorms and rainfall in Karachi division and other parts of Sindh from today till April 19.

In a weather outlook issued today, the department said that a “westerly wave” was affecting Balochistan, which is reeling from floods following heavy rainfall.

Therefore, under its influence, “thunderstorm/rain of light to moderate intensity with isolated heavy falls likely in Jamshoro, Dadu, Naushahro Feroze, Sanghar, Hyderabad, Mitiari, T M Khan, Tandi Allayar, Thatta, Sujawal, Badin, Mirpurkhas, Umerkot, Jacobabad, Shikarpur, Kashmore, Qambar-Shahdadkot, Larkana, Sukkur, Ghotki districts and Karachi division from today to April 19 morning.”

It also shared the three-day weather forecast for Karachi division, saying today was expected to be a hot day with chances of rain at night.

Thursday was expected to be cloudy with chances of “intermittent thunderstorms and rain of moderate intensity with isolated heavy falls”. The weather is expected to be cloudy on Friday.

Thunder showers had hit Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas, Badin, Dadu, Shaheed Benazirabad and some other districts on Saturday night and Sunday causing slush and slime in the low-lying areas and crippling normal life to some extent.

Six people were also killed in two rain-related traffic accidents as Karachi and its outskirts received light to moderate showers on Sunday.

Speaking to Geo News, Chief Meteorologist Sardar Sarfraz said: “The rain predicted in Karachi and Sindh is less intense than in Balochistan.”

He further said that there were “chances of light rain tonight”.

Talking about Balochistan, he said that Balochistan was experiencing intense rainfall along with flash floods.

“There is a very strong weather system affecting Balochistan right now. We are seeing heavy rain and are expecting it to also hit Makran, Chagai and Noskhi districts over the next three days,” he said.

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