KARACHI: (Web Desk) The Met Office in its new advisory has warned that the existing urban flooding and waterlogging may aggravate in lower Sindh as another monsoon rain system may enter Sindh and Balochistan Saturday onwards.
The Met Office said that Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Shaheed Benazirabad, Dadu, Tharparker, Nagarparker, MirpurIthas, Islam Kot, Umar Kot, Sanghar, Sukkur and Larkana may witness “isolated heavy to very heavy falls” from Saturday evening till Monday.
It also said that thundershowers with isolated heavy falls are also expected to hit Balochistan’s Lasbella. Khuzdar, Awaran. Barkhan, Zhob, Musa Khel, Loralai, Kohlu and Sibbi on Sunday and Monday.
Thundershowers are also expected in Punjab’s Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Khanpur, Rajanpur, Dern Ghazi Khan, Multan, Khanewal and Sahlwal during the same period.
All authorities have been advised to remain on alert as the rainfall may aggravate the ongoing urban flooding and waterlogging in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Mirpurkhas and Badin.
The Met Office has further warned that flash flooding may occur in Sibbi, Kalat, Khualar, Lasbella in Balochistan and Dera Ghazi Khan in Punjab.
The city of lights was in shambles as unprecedented rains continued on Thursday with many areas still flooded with rainwater.
Nearly all major roads of the city, including I.I.Chungrigar Road, University Road, Shahrah-e-Faisal remained inundated well into the evening, posing a grim challenge to those who had ventured out of their homes.
At least 47 people were killed in the metropolis in various rain-related incidents, according to Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah.
Chief Meteorological Officer (CMO) of Pakistan Meteorological Department Sardar Sarfraz had said that Karachi had received unprecedented heavy rain due to the interaction of a monsoonal system in Sindh and a westerly wave from Balochistan on Thursday. “In 15 hours from Thursday morning till night, over 230 mm of rain was recorded which was never observed ever before in such a short spell of time,” he said.