Severe Weather Alert:
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On Saturday evening, Cloud burst in karachi was witnessed across multiple areas of the city, resulting in a significant decline in temperatures due to intense winter showers. Noteworthy localities such as North Karachi, Surjani Town, Gulshan-e-Maymar, Orangi Town, Bahria Town, Saddar, North Nazimabad, Tower, Liaquatabad, and Nazimabad observed substantial rainfall.

Despite the substantial precipitation, it brought forth its own array of challenges and infrastructure weaknesses. Sections of North Nazimabad and its surroundings were engulfed in darkness due to a power outage. The city’s fragile sewerage system encountered difficulties once again, causing inconvenience for commuters as accumulated water, mixed with sewage, overflowed onto major roads, including MA Jinnah Road and I.I. Chundrigar Road.Cloud Burst in Karachi

In response to these challenges, K-Electric, the exclusive electricity distributor in the city, issued a precautionary message to citizens, urging them to exercise caution during the rainy season. They advised people to steer clear of potential electrocution risks, such as broken wires, TV and internet cables, electric poles, and PMTs.

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The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) had previously predicted the influence of a westerly wave on various parts of the country, bringing rain, thunderstorms, and snowfall to several regions, including Karachi. The Met Office specifically forecasted and given heavy rainfall warning for Karachi on February 3 and 4, with several areas already experiencing light to moderate rain on Friday morning.

The challenges confronted during the recent downpour underscore the necessity for infrastructure enhancements and preparedness measures to ensure the city can better withstand adverse weather conditions in the future.

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