Monsoon in Karachi have broken all the previous records. For the first time in history, the provincial capital is hoping to receive 1,000 mm of rain.
As per sources, the South Karachi received the greatest rain in the region with 800mm.
Monitoring the rainfall in South Karachi, as well as
the Pakistan Meteorological Department’s (PMD) warned for more heavy rains in the month of September, it is expected that provide capital would reach to 1,000mm.
Moreover, as per monsoon season, Jinnah International Airport in Karachi has received more than 500 mm of rain, breaking all the prior records of 55 years. Karachi Airport haven’t seen such
precipitation since 1967.
Catastrophe has been caused in Sindh, Balochistan, South Punjab, and other parts of the country. Hundred of people lost their lives because of devastating rain other than that caused billions of rupees in property damage, inundated key roadways, and choked drainage systems.
30 year old Record has been shattered in the month of July in Sindh and Balochistan, stated by Senator Sherry Rehman, the Federal Minister for Climate Change.
However, 61 years of record for the month of July has been shattered. Whereas, the annual average rainfall in July is 63.1 mm. The country recorded 177.6mm of rain, considering the July as the wettest month since 1961.
In the month of July, 181% more rain has been witnessed by Pakistan. According to the province-by-province record for the last month
Balochistan received 450% more rain than average, Sindh 308%, Punjab 116%, Gilgit Baltistan (32%), and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (30%).