Chief Meteorologist Sardar Sarfaraz says rains would die down soon within 24 hours

Pakistani voters queue for their turn to cast their ballots outside a polling station in Karachi on May 11, 2013. —AFP
Pakistani voters queue for their turn to cast their ballots outside a polling station in Karachi on May 11, 2013. —AFP 
  • Western parts of Sindh, Balochistan may receive rain on Feb 7.
  • On election day weather to be dry in most parts, says Sarfaraz.
  • No possibility of a big spell of rain on election day.

KARACHI: Weather observers have predicted clear and dry weather in the majority of the areas in the country on the election day — February 8.

The analysts said there was no possibility of a big spell of rain on the election day, however, there were chances of light rain in western parts of Sindh and Balochistan on February 7, election eve.

Talking during Geo News show Geo Pakistan, Chief Meteorologist Sardar Sarfaraz said the rain system would die down soon within 24 hours after light to moderate rains in some parts of Punjab and Balochistan. He forecasted that on election day weather would be dry in most parts of the country.

He shared the forecast while talking about the heavy downpours lashed that Karachi for the second day on Sunday as many parts of the port city were still submerged in the rainwater.

The areas that experienced heavy to moderate rains for the second day included North Karachi, Superhighway, Bufferzone, Nagan Chowrangi, Saadi Town, North Naziabad, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, New MA Jinnah Road, Nazimabad, I.I. Chundrigar Road, Saddar, Shah Faisal Scheme 33 and other areas.

The Met Office said nimbus clouds persisted in central and northern areas of the city, which received rains intermittently.

“The series of rains may continue intermittently till evening,” the meteorological department had said adding that it was after 40 years that the city was witnessing such rainfall in February.

Several areas experienced hours-long power outages due to heavy rainfall. Whereas, rainwater mixed with sewage overflowing from choked lines entered houses and hospitals in the port city.



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