KARACHI         -        Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast widespread rains in Sindh after the monsoon low over eastern Sindh has merged with the low over Rajasthan in India.

“The low pressure area over Eastern Sindh has merged with the low over Rajasthan. Under its influence widespread rains and thundershowers with a few heavy falls are likely in Tharparker, Umerkot, Sanghar, Badin, Thatta, Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad and Karachi districts, while at almost all the places in Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad and Dadu districts during 24 – 26th August 2020,” according to the weather forecast.

The weather department has forecast mainly cloudy weather with chances of rain and thunderstorms in Karachi with isolated heavy falls. The towns of Mithi, Diplo, Nagarparkar and other areas in Tharparkar received heavy rainfall on Monday.

Several low-lying areas in Mithi and Diplo were submerged while four to five feet of water was reported at the premises of Taluka Hospital Diplo. The hospital staff shifted the patients to safer places.

Earlier, the met office predicted rain, wind-thundershowers up to 150mm in Karachi and other parts of Sindh from Monday till August 27. Karachi is expected to receive heavy showers with thunderstorm today (on August 25), said the MET office. The PMD has also warned of urban flooding across Sindh, including Karachi during the aforesaid time period.

Meanwhile, rain/wind-thundershowers are also expected in southeastern Balochistan, northeastern Punjab, Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir and adjoining areas during the next twelve hours.