Karachi 'may be hit by urban flooding' on Monday as monsoon strengthens in Sindh

Karachi ‘may be hit by urban flooding’ on Monday as monsoon strengthens in Sindh

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The meteorological department warned on Friday that floods will occur in Karachi and several other cities in Sindh, as the monsoon surge in the province is expected to increase next week.

In a press release, the Met office notified that “heavy rainfalls may generate urban flooding in Karachi, Thatta, Badin, and Hyderabad on Monday and Tuesday”.

“The strengthened monsoon currents are predicted to generate widespread rain and thunderstorms in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Sanghar, Mirpurkhas, Tharparkar, Umarkot, Jamshoro, and Dadu from Sunday (night) to Tuesday,” the statement added.

The Metropolitan Department has recommended that all relevant authorities remain “alert” during the forecast period and take the necessary precautions to avoid any unfortunate incidents.

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