Karachi experienced another heavy monsoon spell of rain that left roads flooded, cars submerged, and commuters struggling to reach their destinations. According to reports, North Karachi, New Karachi (sector – 5D), Orangi Town, Malir, KDA Chowrangi, Hyderi Market, MA Jinnah Road, University Road, Mausamiyat, Shahra-e-Faisal, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, and other areas of the metropolis received monsoon downpours under the fourth monsoon spell.
Due to the Current Monsoon Spell, BIEK Postponed Scheduled Exams
Due to the current monsoon spell in the metropolis, the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi ((BIEK) has postponed the examinations scheduled for August 13. According to the forecast of the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), rains will continue in the port city till August 14. It said the low pressure of the air in the Arabian Sea has become more intense. The city will be lashed with strong winds also.
The Met Office said that the metropolis may witness heavy showers on August 13 and 14 under the prevailing monsoon system. It warned the monsoon currents from the Bay of Bengal are penetrating central and lower parts of the country. Most areas of Karachi, including KDA Chowrangi, Board Office, Numaish Chowrangi, Nagan Chowrangi, Shahra-e-Noor Jahan, Powerhouse, UP Morr, New Karachi, North Karachi, and Surjani Town, also received rain and thunderstorm late night.
Rainfall in August is the Highest Since Records Began 89 Years Ago
“Currently none of Pakistan’s coastal area is under any threat from this weather system,” the Met Office alert said, adding that PMD Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre, Karachi is closely monitoring the present monsoon spell and updates will be issued accordingly. Pakistan’s Meteorological Department recorded 230.5 mm of rain in Karachi on Thursday, the highest ever recorded in a single day. Rainfall in August is the highest since records began 89 years ago.