Pre-monsoon rains forecast during June

Staff Reporter

The Met Office has forecast pre-monsoon rains in Karachi and other parts of the province during June.

Different areas of Karachi last night received drizzle including Surjani Town, North Karachi, NaganChowrangi, Gulzar Hijri, Scheme-33, Sohrab Goth, AyishaManzil, Hassan Square, Liaquat abad, SITE industrial area, Nazimabad, Garden, Saddar, Burns Road, I.I. Chundrigar Road, Clifton, Numaish Chowrangi and Guru Mandir.

It is to be mentioned here that drizzle is common in June as pre-monsoon rain. The maximum temperature in Karachi is expected to remain between 35-37 degrees Celsius, Pakistan Meteorological Department said in a weather report.

Most of the districts in Sindh will experience severe hot and dry weather including Dadu, Jacobabad, Padidan, MohenjoDaro, Rohri and Mirpur Khas. However, dusty winds will likely to blow in afternoon.

Yesterday MohenjoDaro received 45mm rainfall, Padidan 21mm, Rohri 12mm, Larkana and Shaheed Benazirabad 06mm and Sukkur 01mm.

Director General Met Department had recently warned against prevalence of a sweltering hot weather in Karachi in June.

Temperatures could slide after June 15 to 20, the weather official further said. The region is expected to receive more rainfall than the routine in monsoon this year like the previous year, he said.

Monsoon season begins in Pakistan on July 1st and lasts till Sept 30. The country receives around 140.8 millimetres of rainfall from July to September. With above average rainfall expected this monsoon there could be threats of urban flooding in cities.

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