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Weather turns pleasant as parts of Karachi receive heavy rain

A girl looks out of a car window with raindrops during the season’s first monsoon rain in Karachi on July 6. 2020 — Reuters

The weather in Karachi turned pleasant as different areas of the city witnessed light to heavy rain on Wednesday. 

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) had predicted rain with wind and thunderstorm in the metropolis today afternoon and evening. 

Several areas of the port city including I.I Chundrigar Road, Saddar, Old City Area, Clifton, Garden, Sharea Faisal, Tariq Road, PECHS, Quaidabad, Landhi, Korangi and Sohrab Goth received light to moderate rain. Other areas including Orangi Town, Surjani, New Karachi, North Karachi, Nazimabad, Shershah and others also received light showers. 

According to the Met Office, Karachi is expected to remain cloudy for the next 24 hours. Moreover, the lowest temperature recorded in the city was 29.5°C. 

Earlier today, a weather analyst had said that different areas in the city will likely receive heavy rain as more thunderclouds may form in the northeast in the evening

The analyst added that there is a good chance of rain in the eastern and southern parts of the city with a possibility of more rain in Malir, Landhi, Gulshan-e-Hadid, Gulshan-e-Maymar, Port Qasim and other areas. 

A day earlier, the PMD said that rain coupled with dust thunderstorms is expected to hit Karachi today with occasional gaps, adding that monsoon currents of moderate intensity are continuing to penetrate Sindh.

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