Karachi receives heavy downpour, followed by power outage in some areas

On the third day of Eid ul Fitr, Karachi received a heavy downpour — its first monsoon shower, with gusty winds on Wednesday evening.

As many as 400 feeders tripped in the Sindh metropolis in the wake of the downpour partially affecting the power supply in the city for several hours.

Rain water accumulated in some areas of downtown Karachi as well as in low lying areas in the city.

A number of families were seen on the roads in Karachi enjoying the rain that also turned the weather pleasant. Before the start of the rain, the maximum temperature in the city was recorded at 38.5 degree Celsius.

For the past several days, the city was experiencing hot weather. There were also reports of power outage from parts of the metropolis including Malir, Clifton, DHA, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, PECHS, Shah Faisal Colony and North Nazimabad

The motorcyclists experienced difficulties in the wake of the rain in the city. Soon after rain, public transport disappeared from the roads.

Meanwhile, the Met Office has forecast rain/thunderstorm for Karachi during the next 24 hours.

There was rain on Wednesday evening at I.I. Chundrigar Road, Airport area, Malir, University Road, Gulistan-i-Jauhar, Gulshan-i-Hadeed, FB area, Saddar, Gulshan-e-Iqbal and Landhi, etc.

Storms and widespread rains, heavy at places, in most parts of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Azad Kashmir last week claimed at least eight lives.

The Met Office had earlier predicted rain and thundershowers with strong winds at scattered locations in lower Sindh and eastern Balochistan between Wednesday and Saturday.

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