Pakistan Department of Meteorology (Met) director Sardar Sarfaraz said Monday that the monsoon season in the country is expected to continue until September 30.
The Met department official told reporters that the rainy system in the Arabian Sea and in the Indian Gujarat had caused the sea breeze to stop in Karachi, and that the still and hot weather is likely to persist in the metropolis during Two days more.
He said rain was expected with thunderstorms in Karachi today and Tuesday. In three or four days, another potentially heavy downpour system would reach the city, the official added.
On Sunday, three people died in rain-related incidents when another monsoon spell hit the city.
According to a notification issued by the department of Met, rain / wind storms with heavy moderate to isolated falls are expected to occur over the next 24 hours in scattered locations in the Mirpurkhas, Thatta, Hyderabad, Shaheed Benazirabad and Karachi divisions, and in isolated places places in the divisions of Sukkur and Larkana.
In the next 48 hours, rain / wind storms are likely to occur in scattered places in the Mirpurkhas, Thatta, Hyderabad, Shaheed Benazirabad and Karachi divisions, and in isolated places in the Sukkur and Larkana divisions.
In the last 24 hours, 58 millimeters of rainfall were recorded in Shaheed Benazirabad, 48 mm in Mithi, 41 mm in Sakrand, 22 mm in Chhor, 21 mm in Mirpurkhas, 6.4 mm in Badin, while Karachi recorded the highest level of rainfall in Surjani with 40.6 mm.