Following a long time of high temperatures and stickiness, the primary storm downpour spell hit Karachi on Monday and is probably going to persevere till July 16, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said.

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The storm winds entered Pakistan through India’s Gujarat and further moderate rainstorm winds are entering lower Sindh from the Arabian Sea. Intermittent light and moderate showers are probably going to proceed for the duration of the day in Karachi, PMD added.

Notwithstanding, after Karachi accepted its first storm showers, a few areas in the city confronted delayed power blackouts, which were subsequently settled, as indicated by the city’s sole power supplier, Karachi-Electric.

The most noteworthy precipitation of 17 mm was recorded at Gulshan-e-Hadid till 9 am, while 8mm of precipitation was recorded in Nooriabad, as per the Met office. Other than this, 5mm downpour was recorded at Pakistan Airforce Faisal Base, 4.3mm at University Road, 4mm at Landhi, 3.6mm at Saadi Town, 3.2mm at Jinnah Terminal, and 2.8mm at Surjani Town.

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Other city areas that got precipitation incorporate Malir, II Chundrigar Road and its encompassing areas, Steel Town, Yaseenabad, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Saddar, Numaish, Old City Area, Gadap, and Gulistan-e-Jauhar. Prior, Met Director Sardar Sarfaraz had said that the primary rainstorm downpours were normal in Karachi from July 15 – 17.

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