PMD releases Karachi rain statistics for today

Karachi: Several areas of the metropolis including Orangi town, Saadi town and Keimari received light to semi-heavy rains on August 16, ARY News reported.

According to data provided by the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the cities of Orangi, Saadi and Keimiari received the highest rainfall with 43mm. Pakistan Air Force Base Masroor received 32mm of rain while Saddar received 30mm, the Met Department said.

Quaidabad received 21mm, Nazimabad 19.6mm and the Met office area received 17.5mm of rain. PAF Faisal Base received 16.8mm and Gulshan-e-Maimar received 10mm of rain on 16 August.

Saddar, MA Jinnah Road, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, University Road, Site Area, Sher Shah, Landhi, Orangi, Baldia, Gulshan-e-Maymar, Port Qasim, Gulshan-e-Hadeed and other areas received showers.

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Yesterday the weather service issued a forecast for cloudy weather with a chance of rain/thunderstorms in the city on Tuesday (today).

More monsoon rains may also hit Shaheed Benazirabad, Naushehro Feroze, Sukkur, Larkana, Ghotki, Kashmore, Shikarpur, Dadu, Jamshoro, Qambar Shahdadkot, Tharparkar, Umerkot, Mirpurkhas, Badin, Tando Muhammad Khan, Tando Allahyar, Hyderabad, Matiari, Thatta, Sujawal and Sanghar Districts.

“The rain-thunderstorm activity is likely to become intense and widespread in all the above-mentioned districts from August 16 to August 18,” according to the forecast.