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Karachi receives rain, low pressure system forms Cyclone Shaheen

Fifth rain alert issued for Sindh, Balochistan

SAMAA | - Posted: Oct 1, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 months ago
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Posted: Oct 1, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 months ago

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Rain reported in multiple areas of Karachi and Balochistan Friday PIA Karachi to Skardu flight diverted to Islamabad Murtaza Wahab says Sindh prepared to combat rains Scattered rain was reported in multiple areas of Karachi, including Malir Halt, Airport, Clifton, Defence, Sharae Faisal, Lucky Star, I.I Chundrigar Road, Qayyumabad, Kharadar and North Nazimabad Friday. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, Surjani Town and Gulshan-e-Hadeed received the highest rainfall of 5mm. Gulshan-e-Maymar, Quaidabad, Saadi Town, and North Karachi recorded 4.5mm, 3.3mm and 2.1mm rain respectively. The Met Office has issued the fifth alert for the coastal areas of Sindh and Balochistan. The deep depression over the Arabian Sea has turned into a tropical cyclone: Shaheen. The cyclone is at a distance of about 280 km south-southwest of Karachi. The alert warned of heavy rains and thunderstorms in the districts of Balochistan, Gwadar, Lasbela, Awaran, Kech, Khuzdar, Kalat and Panjgur, till October 3. Sea conditions will remain rough. The Met Office forecast scattered rains with squally winds for Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Dadu, and Jamshoro districts till October 2. Photos: Online Earlier today, the Met Office’s Chief Meteorologist Sardar Sarfaraz clarified that it is not correct to call it Cyclone Gulab after it hit the Indian coast and made landfall. Fishermen have been advised against going in the sea till October 3. Authorities have, on the other hand, been restricted to remain alert for an emergency. K-Electric has warned that the accumulation of water and inundated roads may lead to power outages. People can register their complaints by calling 118 or messaging 8119. The Provincial Disaster Management Authority has also issued an alert in this regard. PIA Skardu flight diverted to Islamabad Photo: AFP Later in the day, due to rough weather conditions, a PIA flight heading to Skardu was diverted to Islamabad. It was supposed to land in Skardu at 2:35pm. 'All necessary steps taken' Karachi Administrator Murtaza Wahab, in a press conference Friday, said that all necessary steps had been taken and the city’s administration was active right after the Met Department issued the alert. “All municipal bodies are on emergency duty,” he said. “sixteen pumps have been installed in different areas of the city for water drainage.” کراچی کے محسن کراچی کی سیورج اور ڈرین کو اس طرح چوک کرتے رہے اور کراچی کے یہ دشمن اُنہی سیورج اور ڈرینج لائینز کو کلئیر کرتے رہے، یہ وڈیو آج رات کے ڈھائی بجے سفاری پارک کے باہر بنائی گئی ہے۔فیصلہ آپ کا? pic.twitter.com/ick4OR5xNe— Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui (@murtazawahab1) September 30, 2021 Late Thursday Wahab tweeted a video of KMC staffers cleaning up drainage near Safari Park. “This is how ‘caretaker of Karachi’ have been blocking the drainage and sewerage system of the city,” he wrote. Follow SAMAA English on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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  • Rain reported in multiple areas of Karachi and Balochistan Friday
  • PIA Karachi to Skardu flight diverted to Islamabad
  • Murtaza Wahab says Sindh prepared to combat rains

Scattered rain was reported in multiple areas of Karachi, including Malir Halt, Airport, Clifton, Defence, Sharae Faisal, Lucky Star, I.I Chundrigar Road, Qayyumabad, Kharadar and North Nazimabad Friday.

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, Surjani Town and Gulshan-e-Hadeed received the highest rainfall of 5mm. Gulshan-e-Maymar, Quaidabad, Saadi Town, and North Karachi recorded 4.5mm, 3.3mm and 2.1mm rain respectively.

The Met Office has issued the fifth alert for the coastal areas of Sindh and Balochistan. The deep depression over the Arabian Sea has turned into a tropical cyclone: Shaheen.

The cyclone is at a distance of about 280 km south-southwest of Karachi.

The alert warned of heavy rains and thunderstorms in the districts of Balochistan, Gwadar, Lasbela, Awaran, Kech, Khuzdar, Kalat and Panjgur, till October 3. Sea conditions will remain rough.

The Met Office forecast scattered rains with squally winds for Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Dadu, and Jamshoro districts till October 2.

Earlier today, the Met Office’s Chief Meteorologist Sardar Sarfaraz clarified that it is not correct to call it Cyclone Gulab after it hit the Indian coast and made landfall.

Fishermen have been advised against going in the sea till October 3. Authorities have, on the other hand, been restricted to remain alert for an emergency.

K-Electric has warned that the accumulation of water and inundated roads may lead to power outages. People can register their complaints by calling 118 or messaging 8119.

The Provincial Disaster Management Authority has also issued an alert in this regard.

PIA Skardu flight diverted to Islamabad

Photo: AFP

Later in the day, due to rough weather conditions, a PIA flight heading to Skardu was diverted to Islamabad. It was supposed to land in Skardu at 2:35pm.

‘All necessary steps taken’

Karachi Administrator Murtaza Wahab, in a press conference Friday, said that all necessary steps had been taken and the city’s administration was active right after the Met Department issued the alert.

“All municipal bodies are on emergency duty,” he said. “sixteen pumps have been installed in different areas of the city for water drainage.”

Late Thursday Wahab tweeted a video of KMC staffers cleaning up drainage near Safari Park. “This is how ‘caretaker of Karachi’ have been blocking the drainage and sewerage system of the city,” he wrote.

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