Shower with thunder, lightning brings down temperature in city



Mild to light showers with thunder and lightning brought down night temperature in the city sending citizens huddling in comforters much ahead of the start of winter. The city experienced its first rain of winter after a precipitation system coming from the west entered the country as per weather forecasts made a few days ago. Dark clouds covered the skies in several places throughout the day bringing light to medium rain.

The highest rainfall was recorded in Gadap where heavens poured 32.5mm of rain fol-lowed by PAF Base Faisal where 12mm precipita-tion was recorded. Temperature in the city dropped by three degrees Celsius compared to the previous day after the rains. According to Chief Meteorolo-gist Karachi Sardar Sarfraz, the wave of cold air may enter Pakistan after the rain system exits the country and moves towards China.

A few days ago, the met office had predicted light to moderate rains beginning November 7 in various districts of Sindh, including Karachi. In line with the forecast, the weather in different parts of the city on Monday morning was cloudy  following which drizzle and rain started by midday.

In some areas, drizzle continued even during the sunshine. Inter-mittent rains took place in parts of Saddar, Burns Road, Tower, II Chundrigar Road, Shaheen Com-plex, Zainab Market, Old City Area, Garden East, Garden West, Soldier Bazar, Ramswamy, Ranchhor Line, Korangi, Quaidabad, Malir, Landhi, Bin Qasim, Airport and Shah Faisal Colony.

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