Weather turns pleasant after rainfall in Karachi

F.P. Report

KARACHI: Light to moderate rainfall in various parts of the city turned weather pleasant on Sunday.

The rain was experienced in Saddar, MA Jinnah Road area, Zainab Market, Lyari, Clifton, Nazimabad, Shadman Town, Surjani Town, North Karachi and other areas.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department said a fresh westerly wave is currently affecting Balochistan and is likely to persist over upper parts of the country till Monday (night).

It said widespread rain with thunderstorm and snowfalls over hills (with isolated heavy falls) accompanied by gusty winds is expected in Balochistan (Quetta, Zhob, Sibbi, Kalat, Nasirabad divisions), while at scattered places in Makran, Multan, Bahawalpur,Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabaddivisions.

Rain with thunderstorm is also expected at a few places in Karachi, Hyderabad and Sahiwal divisions. Heavy falls may generate flash flooding in local nullah/riverine in Quetta, Zhob, Sibbi and Kalat divisions.

Some parts of upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, upper Punjab, Islamabad, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan are expected experience rain during night.

The Met Office said rain with gusty winds (snowfall over hills) is expected in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Lahore, Faislabad divisions), Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir on Monday.

Cold and dry weather is expected elsewhere in the country.