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Karachi Weather Updates: Karachi to recieve heavy rainfall this year

Karachi Weather Updates: Karachi to recieve heavy rainfall this year

According to a top official of the Pakistan Meteorological Department, the monsoon season in Karachi would be longer than usual this year (PDM).

The monsoon season will begin in the metropolis on June 29, according to the PMD forecast.

According to Chief Meteorologist Dr. Sardar Sarfraz, the longer the heatwave lasts, the more rain will fall.

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According to him, the heat wave started in February this year.

“The heat wave came a little early in Karachi. The first spell was between 11-14 March, and the second spell occurred in the last days of the same month. This year, a lengthy heatwave affected Sindh and later southern Punjab, which is expected to result in a prolonged monsoon.”

The monsoon season will last from July through September, according to Dr. Sarfraz.

He also stated that precipitation will increase by 20 to 30 percent in Karachi, western Sindh, including Jamshoro, and Balochistan.

Urban Flooding in Karchi

In the year 2020, Karachi experienced the most torrential rains. At least 13 people were killed by urban flooding in Karachi.

The fatalities include people who drowned in their homes, were killed by falling walls, or were electrocuted by short-circuiting cables, according to Dr Seemin Jamali, the former executive director of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC).

The city received more than 223 mm of precipitation in August 2020, the most ever recorded, according to the country’s weather department. Karachi experienced more than 484mm of rain in August 2020, which is more than 10 times the monthly average, according to the data.

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