KARACHI: The rain woes for Karachi intensified on Monday when the Korangi Causeway flooded with rainwater.
Visitors was suspended alongside Korangi Crossing and residents had been directed to make use of alternate routes together with the Jam Sadiq bridge.
At the least 40 milimetres of rainfall was recorded within the port metropolis as an unpredictable spell of rain lashed varied areas Sunday afternoon. Surjani City, which was already submerged after the final two spells of monsoon rain, obtained about 40mm of rain.
In the meantime, North Karachi obtained 38.3mm of rain, Nazimabad 18.5mm, Jinnah Worldwide Airport 16mm, Saddar 10mm, whereas round 7mm of rainfall was recorded at College Street.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast heavy to reasonable showers for Monday as properly.
“It was an anticipated system that shaped close to Karachi,” mentioned PMD Sindh’s Regional Director Shahid Abbas. He mentioned that the system would stay above the town till late night on Monday. “We are able to count on a minimum of 30mm rain at present.”
Abbas added that the Met Office was unable to detect rains within the metropolis and its adjoining areas. “However now, we are able to say that extra rain is coming to Karachi until this method dissipates from the area.”