Monsoon downpours predicted in Karachi this week

KARACHI: Heavy to very heavy torrential monsoon downpours are expected to occur in Karachi, beginning from August 11 and are expected to last until August 14 (Independence Day), weather analyst Jawed Memon predicted on Wednesday.

The analyst said that heavy monsoon rainfall is likely to occur in Karachi again in the following days, citing the low-pressure system which has penetrated in central and southern parts of Pakistan as the cause.

Memon said that this low-pressure system has now intensified into a depression which is likely to generate heavy to very heavy rainfall in the metropolis.

Jawed Memon added that another low-pressure system has developed above Gujrat which has been linked to the first low-pressure system in the country.

Furthermore, the forecaster said that moderate to heavy rains are expected to hit the provincial capital on Wednesday (today).

In another development, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has said in its daily weather forecast that monsoon currents from the Bay of Bengal are penetrating Pakistan, especially the central and southern parts of the country.

The PMD revealed that a westerly wave is also prevailing in the lower and upper parts of Pakistan.

The Met Department’s weather forecast further revealed that rainfall alongside thundershowers is likely to occur in Sindh, northeast and south Balochistan, northeast and south Punjab, northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Kashmir valley on Wednesday (today).

The Meteorological Department added that heavy downpours are also likely at isolated regions in Sindh and south Balochistan.