Residents relieved as parts of Karachi hit by rain

July 2, 2018

A Pakistani pedestrian shields himself from heavy rain with a plastic sheet along a street in Karachi on July 7, 2010. Photo: AFP

After days of hot weather, it rained in parts of Karachi on Monday morning, much to the relief of residents.

Commuters on main Sharae Faisal, one of the city’s main arteries, began their work days with a sigh of relief as rainfall was reported in the area. Heavy rain was also reported in other areas of the city.

Despite the rainfall, the temperature was not affected greatly, as the Pakistan Meteorological Department forecast a high of 38 degrees on Monday and low of 29 degrees.

With the first drops of rain, residents of the city came out onto the streets, with some playing loud music while driving. Many people went to the beach.

K-Electric has cautioned residents to be careful during the rain. The utility provider has said to stay away from broken wires, PMTs and electric poles. It has also reminded residents not to use electrical outlets with wet hands.

The Met department has said that many areas in the country will remain hot and dry on Monday. However, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Malakand, Hazara division, Islamabad and Kashmir are likely to experience strong winds, storms and rain.

On Monday morning it rained in Gujranawala, Sargodha and Makran division. The most rain in Punjab was recorded in Gujranwala at 18 millimetres. Balochistan’s Lasbela recorded 17mm of rain.