Karachi Turns Chill After First Rain
Karachi’s weather turned chilly overnight as the city received rain showers in the late hours bringing down the temperature in the city. The rains were earlier forecast by the weather tracking agencies.
Karachi usually witnesses moderate winters but it seems like this time around, the citizens may be bracing for low temperatures.
Moderate to heavy rainfall was witnessed in different areas of the city, including Gulzar-e-Hijri, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Rashid Minhas Road, Gulshan-e-Jamal, Shahra-e-Faisal, Shah Faisal Colony, Malir, and Quaidabad.
Meanwhile, other areas, including Surjani town, Orangi, Baldia Town, New Karachi, Federal B Area, Nazimabad, II Chundrigar Road, MA Jinnah Road, and Old City Area also experienced light downpour.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department said winds were blowing at a speed of 16km per hour with humidity at 75 percent.
The PMD further said that the highest temperature recorded in Karachi on Wednesday was 19 degrees while adding that “a westerly wave is affecting upper and central parts of the county and cloudy weather is expected in most parts of the country during the next 24 hours.”
The weather will remain cloudy and chilly, while rain is expected in Sindh today, it added as Normal to slightly below normal temperature is also expected in Sindh.
The PMD had over the weekend said that the port city may turn chilly as the first rainfall of winters was due in the ongoing week.
A PMD spokesperson said Karachi will likely receive light rain from November 23-25 as the weather turns colder. However, there is no forecast of thunder or lightning, he had clarified.
Back in October, the PMD had also said that the city may experience a longer-than-average winter. Karachi, being a tropical city does not see severe winters but is likely to witness severe and long winter season this year.
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