PMD forecasts thundershowers in city

1688798646 PMD forecasts thundershowers in city
Vehicles passing through rainwater during the heavy rain in Karachi on March 24, 2023. — INP
Automobiles passing by rainwater in the course of the heavy rain in Karachi on March 24, 2023. — INP

KARACHI: The Pakistan Meteorological Division (PMD) Saturday forecast thundershowers in Karachi as a number of areas within the metropolis witnessed drizzle within the early hours of the day.

In its each day forecast report, the division added that thundershowers would happen right now and tomorrow (June 9) as properly. Humidity within the air is at 79%, the PMD added.

In gentle of the rains, Mayor Karachi Barrister Murtaza Wahab Friday imposed a rain emergency within the Karachi Metropolitan Company.

All of the related departments of KMC will stay open 24 hours, together with on holidays.

In the meantime, the heads of all departments associated to rain emergencies have been instructed to be current within the workplaces together with their employees and to maintain the required equipment and different obligatory issues prepared.

In the meantime, extra rain-wind/thundershower is anticipated in Islamabad, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pothohar area, Punjab, east/northeast Balochistan, and Sindh in the course of the subsequent 12 hours.

Nonetheless, remoted heavy fall can also be anticipated in northeast Punjab, Potohar area, Islamabad, Kashmir, higher Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northeast Balochistan, and central and decrease Sindh in the course of the interval.

As torrential monsoon rains grip Pakistan, no less than 50 folks — together with eight kids — have died in numerous rain-related incidents, officers mentioned Friday.

Yearly, between June and September, monsoon winds deliver rains to South Asia, accounting for 70% to 80% of the area’s annual rainfall.

These monsoon rains are a blended blessing for the area.

On the one hand, they’re essential to the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of farmers and meals safety in a area of round two billion folks. Alternatively, they convey landslides and floods.

“Fifty deaths have been reported in numerous rain-related incidents throughout Pakistan because the begin of the monsoon on June 25,” a Nationwide Catastrophe Administration Authority (NDMA) official informed AFP, including that 87 folks have been injured throughout this era.