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Rain continues in Karachi, the city is still under water

The heaviest rain recorded in Karachi at this time is 75 mm.

Karachi received heavy rain for the second day in a row and many areas of the port city are still under water.

According to PMD, the temperature in Karachi is currently 19.9 degrees Celsius and the wind speed is 8 km per hour from the northeast. During the day, the wind speed should range from 20 to 25 kmph. The humidity level in the city is found to be 92%.

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Despite the end of rain in Karachi, many areas including important highways are under water due to lack of proper drainage of rain water.

The affected areas include sections of Qayyumabad Chowrangi, II Chandragarh Road, Burns Road, Arts Council and Korangi Industrial Area Road, causing inconvenience to commuters who are forced to take long routes.

However, several places such as Safora Chowrangi, Gurumandir, Hasan Square, and Isa Nagri have been inundated by rain.

Places like Gulistan e Johar Block 8 and Jamshed Road have also experienced prolonged power outages due to heavy rain since Saturday night.

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Thunderstorms wreaked havoc in various areas of Karachi, with rain water entering residential and hospital premises through sewage overflows.

The following areas are under water

The areas severely affected by rain include Baldia Town, Orangi Town, North Karachi, Surjani Town, Gulshan Maymar and others. Despite PMD’s earlier predictions, the lack of proactive measures by the city administration worsened the situation.

According to PMD data, the highest rainfall, 75 mm, was recorded in Sharjah Faisal, followed by Malir and Surjani Town with 64 and 63.8 mm respectively. Kemari, Quaidabad and Gulshan Hadid also recorded rain with thunder and lightning which gives an idea of the severity of the weather in Karachi.

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