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Sindh Anticipates Heavy Rains, Declares Weather Emergency

Sindh Anticipates Heavy Rains, Declares Weather Emergency

Authorities in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, have declared a local state of emergency, warning residents about potential low-level flooding due to an approaching wet spell. The Pakistan Meteorological Department has forecasted rainfall, including heavy spells and thunderstorms, urging preparedness due to the ongoing disturbances caused by the western disturbance in the southwestern region.

Anticipated weather conditions include rain, windstorms, and thunderstorms in various cities, including Karachi, Hyderabad, Dadu, Thatta, Badin, Jamshoro, Noushero Feroze, Shaheed Benazirabad, Mirpurkhas, Khairpur, Sukkur, Jacobabad, Kashmore, Mohenjo Dharo, and Larkana. The Met Office has also warned of isolated heavy falls and hailstorms over the weekend.

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As of Thursday, Karachi’s temperature reached 28°C, accompanied by winds at 13 km/h and over 27 percent humidity. Despite these measures, the air quality in the provincial capital was recorded at over 128, categorized as Very Unhealthy. Experts recommend reducing time spent outside, especially for sensitive groups experiencing symptoms like difficulty breathing or throat irritation.

In other parts of Pakistan, heavy rainfall may lead to flash flooding in specific areas. Gwadar, Ketch, Turbat, Panjgur, Awaran, Barkhan, Kohlu, Sibbi, Naseerabad, Dalbandin, Khuzdar, and Dera Ghazi Khan are expected to be affected on February 29 and March 1. Additionally, there may be road closures in various regions due to heavy rain or snowfall on March 1 and 2.

A strong westerly wave is impacting western parts and is expected to affect most areas of the country from tonight until March 3. This weather system brings the potential for landslides, wind-thunderstorms, and hailstorms, posing risks to structures and transportation in different regions.