Rain likely to hit Sindh, Balochistan

KARACHI: The met office said a westerly wave is influencing with its extension towards north.



Rainfall is expected to hit coastal areas of Sindh including Karachi in the next 24 hours while Hub and Zhob areas have already received heavy shower during the past 24 hours.

A met office spokesman said moderate to heavy rains with gusty winds are likely to hit most parts of Balochistan including the Makran Coast during the next forty-eight hours.

These rains may cause flash flooding in the local rivers and streams.

The spokesman said the sea conditions along Makran Coast would remain rough to very rough till Friday.

The fishermen were advised to not to venture in the open sea during this period.

Meanwhile‚ scattered rainfall of moderate intensity is also likely over most parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and upper Punjab during the 38 to 48 hours.

Dust storms surrounds Sindh!

Dust storm in Karachi, actual picture

Late on March 19, dust storm (mild) has engulfed many cities of Sindh including Karachi and Sukkur. The storm has originated from the desert regions of Balochistan, fresh western disturbance ’27′ is also passing over the northern areas of the country due to which change in wind pattern has occurred in the province.

Dust storms even the mild one can cause health problems like difficulty in breathing and irritation in eyes, precaution is required till the storms continues.

Updates Regarding the Dust storm

Following are the updates related to the current storm in Sindh;


Update on March 19 at 9:30 pm PST

Wind speed has increased to 50 km/h in Karachi. All flights are grounded at the Jinnah Airport. The dust storm is because of the western system that is present over northern Pakistan, it is causing isolated hail/rainfall with strong winds in Khyber province. Below is the satellite image of the country.

Western Disturbance ’27’

Update on March 19 at 8:30 pm PST

Flights from Karachi to interior Sindh suspended. Dust storm affecting Larkana, Hyderbabad, Jamshoro and other cities of Sindh. However it is a still mild storm that would ease by tomorrow mid-day/evening. Winds in Karachi now gusting to 42 km/h.

Humidity in Karachi has dropped from 66% to just 16%. Visibility has also dropped from 0.8 km to 0.2 km.

Update on March 19 at 8:00 pm PST

Winds in Karachi are from north-west direction, they are ranging from 20 km/h to 37 km/h. Visibility has dropped to zero, night temperature also expected to drop.