KARACHI: On Sunday, a fresh monsoon system may bring rainfall to Karachi.
According to Sardar Sarfaraz, the senior meteorologist for the country, the new system is expected to produce severe rains to almost 80 percent of the country.
Monsoon Hit Karachi
KARACHI: After two weeks of devastating floods across Balochistan and Sindh, including the country’s capital, the Pakistan Meteorological Department predicted on Wednesday that Karachi would experience another round of heavy rainfall from July 24–26. This prediction came after the floods in Balochistan and Sindh.
The chief meteorologist of the nation, Sardar Sarfaraz, forecast that the third monsoon system will start making its way inland today. Because of the powerful system that may impact Sindh from July 23 to 26, it is probable that Karachi could experience heavy rain from the 24th through the 26th of this month.
If what Sarfaraz says is true, then the new system will bring major rainfall to almost 80% of the country. He forecast that the southern regions of Punjab and Balochistan will be targeted in the wee hours of the morning tomorrow, and that the northern region of the country may be assaulted as early as this evening.
According to the chief meteorologist, the monsoon system is being assisted in its development by the moist winds that are flowing from the Bay of Bengal, with extra assistance coming from the Arabian Sea.
During the initial phase of the monsoon, the Meteorological Department forecasts that there will be heavy rainfall up until the 15th of August.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) announced that due to the heavy rains that were expected from the 20th to the 23rd of July, there was a possibility of urban flooding in Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan, Faisalabad, Lahore, and Gujranwala.
In addition, it issued a warning that rainfall over the anticipated time could result in landslides in the regions of Kashmir, Galiyat, Murree, Chillas, Diamir, Gilgit, Hunza, Astore, and Skardu.
The Monsoon Prediction Model (PMD) forecasts a strengthening of monsoon currents over the country during the next 24 hours, with the upper and central areas of the country seeing the largest consequences of this development.
Rain and thunderstorms have also been predicted for today in Kashmir, the upper Punjab, Islamabad, the upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan, and eastern Baluchistan by the Met Office.
After recent monsoon rains caused widespread destruction and claimed the lives of dozens of people in Sindh and Balochistan, the Pakistan Meteorological Department has predicted that additional severe rains will fall in several districts of Sindh, including Karachi. These rains are expected to be extremely heavy.
On Wednesday, July 20th, it is anticipated that powerful monsoon currents will begin to penetrate the upper and central parts of the country. By Thursday, July 21st, it is anticipated that these monsoon currents will extend to the rest of the country (Thursday)
The chief meteorologist believes that the monsoon system is being strengthened by moist winds coming from the Bay of Bengal, and that it will continue to be supported by moisture coming from the Arabian Sea.
During the time period covered by the forecast, it was recommended that tourists and travelers exercise extreme caution. According to the PMD’s statement, “Farmers are encouraged to organize adequately for the irrigation of the fields.”
The previous week, Karachi was hit by urban floods as a result of nonstop rain that, in some locations, lasted for more than 12 hours straight