According to meteorologist Jawad Memon, the first monsoon period of the season will likely hit Karachi on July 7 (Friday) after hitting Lahore and inflicting havoc in other areas of the country.
According to the weatherman, the first wet period will run until July 11, and the port city will likely receive 30 to 40 mm of rain during that time.
A [monsoon] low pressure is now prevalent over the Bay of Bengal, according to Memon. If the low-pressure area moves towards Gujarat, the meteorology expert predicts rain in Karachi between July 9 and July 11.
There is no possibility of rain in Karachi for the time being, he added.
Lahore saw around 290mm of rain 10 hours earlier today, breaking a 30-year-old record, and at least seven individuals were killed as a result.
The Met Department issued a warning today, noting that heavy rains are expected in parts of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), and Balochistan on July 5 and 6, potentially causing urban flooding in the provinces’ low-lying areas.
The Met Office has issued a new weather warning, saying that heavy rains might cause urban flooding in Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Attock, Kohat, Peshawar, Bannu, Kark, DI Khan, Kasur, Okara, Kohlu, Sibbi, Barkhan, Zhob, Musakhel, and other areas. Landslides are also expected in steep areas.