Capital, Punjab cities receive rains

Karachi likely to be hit by heavy rains, thunderstorms in 24 hours: Met Office


Karachi: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Saturday predicted that the first monsoon rains could hit Karachi starting this evening.

The UK Met Office said heavy showers and gusty winds are likely in the port city on July 3-4, adding that strong winds of around 81km/h could blow before the downpours.

The Bureau of Meteorology said a second monsoon is expected to enter the country on July 7.

Lows were recorded at 30 degrees in the metropolis, with highs expected to be between 34 and 36 degrees. As of this morning, the humidity level is 66%.

In a statement, PMD said: “Humid and partly cloudy weather is expected in most districts of the country with rain-wind-thundershowers in Kashmir, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, lower Sindh and eastern Balochistan [today].”

The Met Office said that monsoon rains have started in the country with the initial spells in parts of Northeast Punjab, Kashmir and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. More thundershowers with isolated heavy falls are expected in these parts in the coming days.

Strong monsoon air flow is also likely to move into southeastern Sindh and Balochistan from today.

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