According to a Pakistan Meteorological Department official on Thursday, Karachi will have a second round of winter rain in the first week of January.
Dr Sardar Sarfaraz, the Met Department’s top meteorologist, told that rain was expected in Karachi on January 5 and 6. A fresh westerly system, he warned, will bring moderate to severe rain, as well as thunder and lightning.
“The system is predicted to bring drizzling and showers to the city starting January 4,” Sarfaraz said, adding that the new system, which is more powerful than the previous one, would reach the nation through Balochistan on December 31.
“The system of wind and rain will more heavily impact the districts of Balochistan. The system can also cause rain in the northern parts of the country,” he said.
The meteorologist said cold winds in Karachi could continue till Jan 3 and that it was likely to remain clear in the day and cold at night during this period. “The temperature is expected to remain at a minimum of 10 to 12 degrees Celsius,” he added.
Sarfaraz had previously mentioned the new westerly system but at that time it was not expected to impact Karachi.
The city experienced its first spell of winter showers on Monday, with various areas receiving light and moderate showers throughout the day. The rain spell brought with it a wave of cold weather to Karachi.
A 35-year-old man was also electrocuted in Saddar area after the rain. A rescue official had identified him as Ghulam Hussain who died near Frere Market.
K-Electric had challenged the claim and called it a natural death on the basis of its own investigation.