KARACHI: Karachi is anticipated to have light rain and moderate winds on Saturday, according to the Met Office, as the city is still recovering from the recent rainstorm that called into question the provincial officials’ assertions about their preparation to handle it.
It will continue to be gloomy in the city during the day, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), and a light drizzle or rain is also predicted.
It further stated that the temperature would remain between 30C and 32C with winds blowing at 20 kph and that “the temperature is recorded at 28 C in the city and the winds are blowing at 15 kph.”
It is important to note that the monsoon season’s above-average rainfall has resulted in floods in urban centres and other parts of the nation, with rivers and water reservoirs operating at full capacity.
The Indus River has been in low flood at various spots along its path to the Arabian Sea as a result of the monsoon’s above-average rainfall.
The Flood Forecasting Division reported that the Indus has experienced modest floods at the Tarbela, Chashma, Taunsa, Guddu, and Sukkur barrages.
Data provided by the authorities show that the inflow of river water at Tarbela Dam was 3,23,600 cusecs, while the outflow was 2,44,500 cusecs.
At Kala Bagh, the river’s inflow of water was measured at 2,41,282 cusecs, and its discharge was measured at 2,37,782 cusecs.
At Taunsa Barrage, the intake of river water was measured at 2,73,996 cusecs, and the outflow was measured at 2,68,996 cusecs.
Guddu Barrage has recorded 2,91,138 cusecs of river water intake and 2,67,518 cusecs of river water discharge. At the Sukkur Barrage, the inflow of river water was 2,75,148 cusecs, while the outflow was 2,40,598 cusecs.
The irrigation authorities have given statistics showing that the intake of river water at Kotri Barrage was 1,18,390 cusecs and the discharge was 90,985 cusecs.
Following a rise in the Indus River water level at the Guddu Barrage, the authorities had earlier ordered the evacuation of the residents of the Katcha area to safer locations.