Met warns of urban flooding in Karachi, other Sindh cities


KARACHI: The Meteorological Department on Tuesday said that heavy rainfall may generate urban flooding in Karachi, Thatta, Badin and Hyderabad districts of the province on August 10 and 11.

The Met Office said that a well-marked monsoon low pressure has formed over North Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas, likely to move westwards and reach Indian Gujrat region around the morning of August 09, 2019.

Under the influence of this system, widespread rains or wind-thunderstorms with a few moderate to heavy falls may occur in Thar, Mirpurkhas, Thatta, Badin, Hyderabad, Shaheed Benazirabad and Karachi districts during 9-11 August 2019.

The scattered rains and wind-thunderstorm are also expected in Sukkur and Larkana divisions during the period. All concerned authorities are advised to remain alert and take precautionary measures during the forecast period.