ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has warned here today that another spell of monsoon was expected from Thursday 14th of July till Sunday 17th of July, 2022 under its influence widespread intermittent heavy to very heavy rain-wind/thundershowers are expected.
According to PakWeather.com (9.30 am 11th of July, 2022): “Highest rainfall of 228mm has been recorded in Kemari in last 12 hours while 135mm in Korangi and 111mm in Saddar. Amounts from South of #Karachi remind us of 27th August 2020 cloudburst.
“Current monsoon system #Mahi2022 will dissipate within next 48 hours after pouring record breaking 150-300mm rain in the city. 13th July could be a gap day however another strong monsoon system #Sawan2022 will affect Karachi from 14 till 17 July. #KarachiRains.”
PMD informed that torrential rains would cause urban flooding in the Metropolis Karachi other parts of Sindh, Balochistan and South Punjab. According to details the Monsoon currents from Bay of Bengal are continuously penetrating Pakistan’s upper and central parts and yet another strong Monsoon low-pressure area (LPA) would enter the Province of Sindh on Thursday (14th of July, 2022).
The cities that would be battered by heavy showers include the Port City Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Benazirabad, Dadu, Tharparkar, Umerkot, Sanghar, Mirpurkhas, Mithi, Jamshoro, Nosheroferoze, Larkana, Jaccobabad, Ghotki, Sukkur, Khairpur, Shikarpur, Qambar Shahdadkot, Kashmore, Zhob, Ziarat, Barkhan, Loralai, Bolan, Kohlu, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Awaran, Naseerabad, Jaffarabad, Jhal Magsi, Dera Bugti, Sibbi, Panjgur, Turbat and Pasni.
Meanwhile, on tuesday (12th of July, 2022) Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has directed the federal and provincial civic bodies to closely monitor the safety measures ahead of the monsoon spell starting Thursday.
The prime minister asked the authorities concerned to ensure a proper precautionary system for the people across the country including Sindh, Balochistan and South Punjab.
PM Sharif lauded the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) for extending support to provincial governments and institutions in controlling the situation amid heavy rains.
He mentioned unity, cooperation and selfless service to the people as strength of his government.
The prime minister also paid tribute to the provincial governments and the institutions for their services in protecting the lives and property of the people.
He urged the departments concerned to do their best to serve the people with dedication.
In a message to the workers and staffers of civic bodies, he said the spirit of helping the mankind was in fact the greatest and noble service.
He commended the departments responsible for municipal and civic measures including the police for showing a great spirit of public service during the Eid-ul-Azha holidays.
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