Karachi weather update

A severe dust storm has hit Karachi with strong winds gripping the city, beginning from Sunday night.

However, the sand storm has intensified even more on Monday, while Pakistan Metrological Department (PMD) has predicted rainfall along with thunderstorm in the metropolis.

The storm is a result of a low-pressure system and dropped the temperatures, providing citizens with some relief from the blazing heat.

It has caused visibility to be reduced from 6 to 2 km, affecting flight operations.

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The sand storm has been reported in areas of Gulshan-e-Iqbal, SITE, Malir, Landi, Stadium Road, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, North Karachi and North Nazimabad.

However, the storm has disrupted power-supply, uprooted trees, and disabled signboards, electric wires across the town.

Casualties are feared as various accidents are also being reported owing to the strong winds.

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Karachi is expected to receive showers on Monday and Tuesday, according to the Meteorological Department.

Drivers are requested to be cautious due to low visibility during high winds and dust.

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