KARACHI: Karachi may see more rain and colder than usual this December, the Met department predicts the morning after the city received its first winter rain on Tuesday evening.
Spokesmen with whom Khalid Malik met said the metropolitan city would see two to three good monsoons this winter.
The next spell, he says, will likely be in the first week of December.
This year, he said, temperatures will be lower than usual in December. It is estimated that the temperature in January will remain as usual.
In the next 24 hours, the city will remain partly cloudy with the possibility of cold weather at night.
The Northeast Wind was blowing at a speed of 18km to 21km per hour.
Cold and strong winds are likely in Karachi over the next two to three days, the spokesman said.
He said the western system had ended in Karachi, but other western systems were likely to arrive in the first week of December.
Karachi’s first winter rain
Karachi received its first winter rain late Tuesday, lowering mercury to as low as 16 ° C and turning the weather in the southern port city cooler and colder.
Light to heavy rainfall was reported in various parts of the metropolitan city, including Gulzar-e-Hijri, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Rashid Minhas Road, Gulshan-e-Jamal, Shahra-e-Faisal, Shah Faisal Koloni , Malir and Quaidabad.
Other areas, including Surjani, Orangi, Baldia City, New Karachi, Federal Area B, Nazimabad, II Chundrigar Road, MA Jinnah Road and Old City Area also saw light rain.
How much rain?
PAF’s Masroor base recorded the highest rainfall at 4mm, according to rainfall records released by the Met department which cover Tuesday night through Wednesday morning at 8am.
Landhi receives 3.5mm of rainfall, Surjani 3.4mm, Old Airport area 3.1mm, North Karachi 2.9mm, Keamari and University Road 2.8mm respectively, Jinnah Terminal 2.4mm and Saddar 1.2mm. The lowest rainfall is recorded in Nazimabad at 1mm.
Rainwater piles up around the city
Rainwater had collected in Taman and Golimar and at Sharae Faisal on Wednesday morning.
Water is pumped out of Sharae Faisal.
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