Monsoon likely to hit Karachi in May
Weather to remain hot, dry in most parts of country
May 1, 2022 11:28 AM
The weather will remain hot and dry in most parts of the country; however, the monsoon season is likely to arrive in Karachi in the month of May, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Sunday.
According to the Meteorological Department, a wave of westerly winds will enter the country on May 1 (today), and intermittent rains are likely to continue till May 5 in different areas.
The Meteorological Department has forecasted rain-wind in Karachi from May 1. The departments concerned have been directed by the local bodies to remain alert during the days of Eid.
However, at present, the local bodies do not seem to be doing much work in terms of drain cleaning.
Tenders have recently been issued in Karachi for cleaning drains, but the process of cleaning small drains has not been started by the District Municipal Corporations (DMCs).
There are about 500 small drains within the jurisdiction of the DMCs, and rains during Eid days can cause serious problems for the local bodies.
Due to the lack of drainage, an integrated drainage strategy needs to be formulated. It will be difficult to achieve the desired results by simply installing dewatering pumps for cleaning drains.
The weather will be hot and dry in Islamabad; however, dusty winds are expected in the afternoon in the federal capital, according to the Meteorological Department.
In provincial capital Lahore, the weather is warm and dry and hot winds have begun to blow.
The temperature has been recorded at 34 degrees Celsius. Humidity in the air is 20 percent, and wind speed is 21 kilometers per hour.
The minimum temperature in the city will be 28 degrees Celsius and the maximum 43 degrees Celsius. There is no chance of continuous rainfall in the city. The air quality index of the city was 171.
The weather will be hot and dry in most districts of Punjab. Windstorms are likely in Multan, Khanewal, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Rajanpur, DG Khan, Mianwali, Layyah and Bhakkar in the evening or night.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Weather
The weather will remain hot and dry in most districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Dusty winds are likely in the plains of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the afternoon, according to Meteorological Department.
Light to moderate rain with thundershowers and thunderstorms is also expected in Dera Ismail Khan, Waziristan and Kurram Agency in the evening or night.
The weather will remain hot and dry in most districts of Sindh. The weather will be extremely hot in Upper Sindh. Strong winds are also expected in Karachi, Thatta, Dadu, Hyderabad and Mirpurkhas, according to the Meteorological Department.
The weather will remain hot and dry in most districts of Balochistan. Rain with thunderstorm is expected in Chaghi, Noshki, Quetta, Chaman, Kalat, Pishin, Ziarat, Qila Abdullah, Zhob, Sibi, Barkhan, Lasbela and surrounding areas.
GB & Kashmir Weather
Weather in Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir will remain dry and partly cloudy, said Meteorological Department.
Reporters Rozina Ali, Adiya Naz and Komal Aslam