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90-Year Record Broken As Karachi Rain Wreaks Havoc

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Amid the current monsoon spell, Karachi has so far recorded over 345mm of rainfall in August, breaking the previous rainfall record of 1931.

According to Met Office, downpour recorded in Karachi’s PAF Faisal Base surpassed the amount of rainfall previously recorded up to 298.4 decades ago.

According to data, the highest amount of rainfall, 72 millimetres, was recorded at Gulshan-e-Hadeed while Nazimabad recorded 51.6mm, North Karachi 37mm, Surjani Town 25.6mm, Landhi 11.5mm, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Base Faisal 11mm, Jinnah Terminal 9.6mm while University Road received 8.8mm of rainfall.

The department said the rain was likely to continue for two more days, warning that another system, that was being developed over the Bay of Bengal, could enter the province and cause heavy rainfall at the end of August or early September.

Meanwhile, at least four people, including three children, have lost their lives as rainwater continued to flood streets after two days of incessant rain, forcing the Sindh government to declare rain emergency in the province.

The leaves of all government employees have been revoked and they have been directed to report to their respective departments immediately, according to the government.

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