Several city areas receive light to heavy showers

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KARACHI: Karachi’s weather turned pleasant as the persisting heat spell broke due to light and heavy showers in various areas.
Karachi’s several areas received moderate to heavy showers later in the day. These areas include Sarjani, Malir, Saadi Town , Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Gulshan-e-Iqbal and Nazimabad.
The city’s Gulistan-e-Johar and Gaddap areas also received rain as did the financial hub of the city II Chundrigar Road, Saddar, Liyari and MA Jinnah Road.
Following the rain spell, the intensity of persisting heatwave in the city dissipated and the residents breathed a sigh of relief.
Earlier, the MET dept said that maximum temperature was likely to range between 39 – 41ºC during the next two days.
Clouds witnessed hovering over the city’s Surjani Town, North Karachi and other areas. The Met Office has forecast light rainfall and wind storm in the port city on Wednesday.
Chief Meteorologist of Pakistan Meteorological Department has said that the low pressure in the Arabian Sea near Karachi has changed into a cyclonic storm.
A moderate heat wave condition is likely to continue till tomorrow in Karachi and other parts of southern Sindh. Maximum temperature in Karachi is likely to range between 37 – 39ºC during next two days.
Hot and humid weather is expected in most parts of the country. However, rains/wind-thunderstorm is expected at Mirpur Khas, Hyderabad division in Sindh and Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Hazara divisions, Islamabad and Kashmir.
Hikka is likely to hit in the next 48 hours to the Oman coast, south of Masirah, close to Duqm, which is a port and a refinery.