Karachi: rains on peak, propaganda hits high note

Three new rainfall records in Karachi

Jamal Safi

The August 26 rains in Karachi have once again flooded many parts of the city, while the August 21 rains water are still standing in several areas.

The current series of monsoon rains in Karachi started on August 24 and may continue for at least another day. On Tuesday, 118 mm (just over four inches) of rain was recorded in the area of ​​PAF Faisal Base on the main road Shahra-e-Faisal, which is expected to be the same in any part of the city during the current monsoon.

According to the Meteorological Department, Karachi received a total of 345 mm (about 14 inches) of rain this month, the highest in the city so far in August. Earlier in the month, the heaviest rainfall was recorded in 1984 when a total of 298.4 mm (about 12 inches) of rain was recorded in the Faisal Base area.

If we look at the old records for the last 30 years, the average rainfall in Karachi in the month of August was 61 mm (close to two and a half inches) while this year alone it has received much more rain this week.

In the last few years, Karachi did not receive more than 100 mm of rain in August. The heaviest rainfall this month last year was in the central part of the city, Saddar, at 60 mm (just over two and a half inches).Gulshan-e-Hadid, the eastern part of the city, received the heaviest rainfall in August 2018 at 60 mm (just over two and a half inches) while the highest rainfall in August 2017 was 97 mm (slightly less than four inches).Held in North Karachi. In the same month in 2016, the highest rainfall was recorded in Landhi, east of Karachi. It measured 54 millimeters (just over two inches).

 

There may be more rains in Karachi in the coming days.

Areas that have been badly affected by the recent rains include Orangi Town, Gulshan-e-Hadid, Gulberg, Surjani Town, Korangi, Manzoor Colony, Landhi, Malir, Shah Faisal Colony, II Chandragar Road, Saddar, North Karachi, Nagan Chowrangi. Areas adjacent to Malir River include Azizabad, Liaqatabad, Kharadar, Buffer Zone, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Quaidabad, Saadi Town, Kemari, Gizri and Defense Society.

Other cities in Sindh also received torrential rains on Tuesday. According to the Meteorological Department, 172 mm (about seven inches) in Mirpur Khas, 147 mm (about six inches) in Mithi, 134 mm (about five inches) in Hyderabad and 122 mm in Chhor on this day. About five inches), Badin 110 mm (about four inches) and Thatta 82 mm (about three inches).

Cloud system extending from the sea to the mountains of Kir Thar is causing heavy rains in Karachi.

According to meteorologists, there is a system of rain clouds from the sea to the Kirthar mountain range, which is constantly getting moisture from the sea, which makes it even stronger. Karachi is currently affected by this system, so there may be more rain here in the coming days.

Wherever the torrential rains in the city of lights have presented a list of records, the media is also flooded with fake contacts.

There are videos circulating on social media about the rains in Karachi in which a man is seen jumping into the water from a tall building, somewhere on the streets a crocodile was seen, in one video fish were seen swimming in the house.

It should be noted that all these videos are from India and Bangladesh which is being shown attributed to the rain in Karachi. The video of jumping into the water from the building is from the Indian city of Mumbai.

Similarly on January 12, 2020 the UAE is breaking the record for the most amount of rainfall to hit the country since 1996

The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) said that as of 7.23am on Sunday, the highest amount of rainfall from 9-12 January 2020 was reported in Al Shakla, Al Ain, with 190.4 mm.

Heavy rain and flooding caused travel chaos in the UAE with flights diverted and roads closed

Video footage and images posted on social media showed part of the airport’s runway area submerged underwater.

Motorists were seen pushing their cars through the water and having to leave their vehicles.

Other images showed sections of the main Sheikh Zayed Road, which runs through Dubai, blocked by the floods.

truck drive through flooded streets in Dubai on January 12, 2020