Heavy intermittent rains are expected in Karachi beginning on July 2 evening, according to the chief meteorologist.
The head of Pakistan’s meteorological department, Dr. Sardar Sarfaraz, stated on Thursday that Karachi may experience heavy, intermittent rain beginning on the evening or night of July 2.
In an interview with local media, Dr. Sarfaraz predicted that the weather in Karachi would be partly cloudy today and tomorrow, with a chance of light rain this morning and evening.
He claimed that winds from the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal reached Sialkot and Narowal last night, and that stronger winds from these areas will reach the upper half of the country today.
The top meteorologist predicted that Sindh would continue to experience the strongest winds of the first monsoon spell, with East Sindh experiencing these winds on July 2.
The chief meteorologist warned that strong winds could blow at speeds of up to 81 kilometres per hour prior to rain.
If the monsoon system only lightly affects Karachi before passing through, 50 to 70 mm of rain may fall, but more than 100 mm of rain may fall if the system’s centre passes through.
According to Dr. Sarfaraz, the city is at risk of urban flooding.He issued a warning to anglers, advising them to use caution when entering the water between July 3 and July 5.