KARACHI:Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) informed on Wednesday that expected torrential rains during the next 24 hours are likely to generate urban flooding in Karachi, Badin, Thatta, Hyderabad, Dadu, Mirpurkhas, Shaheed Benazirabad, Lasbela, Sonmiani, Ormara, Pasni, Gwadar, Turbat and Jiwani within 24 hours.
According to the PMD information, windstorm may cause damages to vulnerable structures. PMD Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre, Karachi, is closely monitoring the system and updates will be issued accordingly. All concerned authorities have been requested to remain high alert during the forecast period and keep them abreast for update through PMD website.
The well-marked low-pressure area currently lying over south Gujarat, India is likely to move northwestward. The system is likely to emerge in the Northeast Arabian Sea by tomorrow, the 30th Sep, Thursday morning, and strengthen into a depression due to favourable environmental conditions with possibility of further intensification into a cyclonic storm in subsequent 24 hours on October 1.
Under the influence of this weather system: Widespread rain-wind-thunderstorms with scattered heavy/very heavy falls, extremely heavy at times, accompanied with squally winds are likely in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Mirpurkhas, Thaparker, Umerkot, Sanghar, Shaheed Benazirabad, Nosheroferoz, Tando Muhammad Khan (TMK), Tando Allayar (TAY), Dadu, Jamshoro, Sukkur, Larkana, Jacobabad, Shikarpur and Ghotki districts from tomorrow 30 Sep (Thursday) to 2nd Oct (Saturday).
Widespread rain-wind-thunderstorms with scattered heavy/very heavy falls, extremely heavy at times, are likely in Gwadar, Lasbela, Awaran, Kech, Khuzdar, Kalat and Panjgur districts of Balochistan during 30 Sep to 3 Oct. Sea conditions would remain rough/very rough with high surge at times till Oct 3, Sunday. Fishermen have been advised not to venture in the sea from 30 September to 3 October (Sunday).