Parts of Karachi receives light rainfall and drizzle

Bureau Report

KARACHI: Parts of the port city received light rainfall or drizzle on Tuesday morning in the ongoing monsoon spell causing rains in Karachi and other southern parts of Sindh.

The city’s Saddar, I.I. Chundrigar Road, M.A.Jinnah Road, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Gulshan Iqbal, Gulshan Maymaar, Shara-e-Faisal, Malir, Airport, Surjani Town, Orangi Town, North Karachi, New Karachi and other localities received light rainfall this morning.

The monsoon system is now on the exit from Karachi, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has said in its weather report.

The met office has predicted partly cloudy and windy weather with chances of light rain or showers today.

The maximum temperature in Karachi will remain between 33 – 35 ºCelsius and the humidity will be 79 % in the morning and 55 – 65 % in the evening, according to the weather department. The winds are blowing in a westerly and southwesterly direction.

Heavy rainfall flooded Orangi Town, Surjani Town, Clifton, Gadap Town, Garden Town, Federal B Area, Jamshed Road, and the old city areas on Sunday causing power outages in several areas of the city.

The rain played havoc in the city, as most of the roads were submerged with rainwater.

The presence of rainwater caused accidents and affected underground power cables, the city’s power utility spokesperson said.