Widespread rains predicted in southern Pakistan


The Meteorological Department has predicted widespread rains in southern Pakistan including the flood affected areas of lower Sindh from Tuesday to Thursday. A well marked low pressure area developed over central parts of Arabian Sea has intensified into a depression (strong weather system) on Sunday, located 1,200km southwest of Balochistan coast.
The strong weather system was moving in northwest direction and likely to hit the eastern coast of Sultanate of Oman on Tuesday for widespread heavy rains accompanied by strong gusty winds over there. Under the influence of this weather system widespread rains, heavy at times, are also expected in southern Balochistan and lower Sindh, including Karachi from Tuesday to Thursday. The flood hit areas of lower Sindh may also receive scattered rains and thundershower on Wednesday.
People are advised not to venture into open sea from Tuesday to Thursday because the sea conditions are very likely to remain rough during the period. The lowest minimum temperature recorded in Kalam and Quetta on Saturday was 2C, while minimum temperature recorded in Islamabad was 10C, Lahore 17C, Quetta 2C, Karachi 19C, Peshawar 14C, Muzaffarabad 11C, Gilgit 9C, Multan 16C, Murree 9C and Faisalabad 13C.