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Monsoon rains are expected to hit Karachi starting tomorrow.

KARACHI: Following a severe heatwave with temperatures feeling above 50°C, Karachi residents can anticipate monsoon rains from July 8 to 10, as reported by Geo News on Sunday, citing a weather expert.

Weather expert Owais Haider mentioned that drizzles were expected in the city on Sunday evening or night, due to the formation of a “thunder-cell” in the northeast.

He noted that heat intensity might increase during the day, with temperatures expected to range between 37°C and 39°C.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) confirmed that Karachi might experience drizzles this evening or night. Despite this, the overall weather is expected to remain hot and humid over the next 24 hours.

The Met Office reported that winds were blowing at a speed of 17 kilometers per hour from the west, with humidity levels recorded at 74%.

The mercury is predicted to rise as high as 37°C.

In anticipation of the upcoming monsoon rains, the Cantonment Board Clifton (CBC) of Karachi declared a rain emergency on Saturday for areas under its jurisdiction. Special teams have been appointed to ensure timely drainage of rainwater.

A CBC spokesperson stated that 1,288 staff members have been assigned special duties under the rain emergency plan, including 638 in seven sectors, while 650 other staffers will handle rainwater drainage.

The board identified low-lying areas that might be affected by the rains. Special teams have been tasked with specific duties in DHA Phase-I to Phase VIII, Clifton Block 8, 9, and the market area.

Additionally, heavy machinery will be deployed in affected areas, and extra teams will be stationed at commercial avenues such as Khayaban-e-Shujaat, Khayaban-e-Shehbaz, Khayaban-e-Badar, and Khayaban-e-Tariq.

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