Males push a car by means of a flooded avenue after a heavy rainfall in Karachi on September 23, 2021. — AFP

KARACHI:  Heavy downpour accompanied by sturdy winds battered Karachi on Thursday, leaving main thoroughfares flooded and wreaking  havoc throughout the town.

Rain was reported in a lot of areas within the metropolis at this time, together with Nazimabad, North Karachi, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Orangi City, Gulshan-e-Hadeed, DHA Part-II, Saadi City and Kemari.

Autos have been queued on the town’s foremost arteries standing bumper-to-bumper for lengthy intervals. 

Commuters confronted problem in reaching three foremost hospitals — together with the Nationwide Institute of Little one Well being, Jinnah Hospital and Nationwide Institute of Little one Well being — situated on Rafiqui Shaheed Street because of water accumulation.

Visitors was additionally jammed on varied highways whereas the site visitors police have been nowhere to be discovered.

Shahrah-e-Faisal additionally skilled site visitors jams as rainwater blocked the service lane. The stream of site visitors was additionally affected in Saddar, Regal Chowk and Fawara Chowk.

In accordance with the Met Workplace, most rain was recorded in Surjani City at 70 millimetres, adopted by 49.2mm in North Karachi and 47mm at PAF Base Faisal.

In the meantime, by 5pm 20.2mm rain was recorded in Nazimabad, 19.2mm in Outdated Airport space, 16.1mm in Saadi City, 14mm on College Street, 10.6mm in Orangi City and Jinnah Terminal, 8.5mm in Quaidabad, 7mm in DHA Part II, 5mm in Gulshan-e-Hadid, 3.6mm in Gulshan-e-Maymar and a couple of.7mm rain was recorded at Kemari.

Met  division forecasts extra rain

The Pakistan Meteorological Division (PMD) has forecasted rains and thundershowers in a number of areas of the metropolitan on Friday and Saturday.

PMD Director Sardar Sarfaraz stated reasonable to heavy rain is anticipated tonight and tomorrow. He warned of city flooding in low-lying areas of Karachi on Friday saying that the monsoon system has strengthened because of the moisture from the Arabian Sea.

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