Karachi Rain Breaks 90-Year Record, Confirms Met Office

Monsoon brings with it, each year, a loss of life, damage to infrastructure and great distress as it literally floods the entire city of Karachi. Whether you’ve seen it first hand, or have seen the multitude of pictures and videos circulating online, it literally does feel like the city of Karachi has been submerged in water.

The Met Office said that, The 90-year record was broken after a 345 mm rain recorded in Karachi’s PAF Faisal Base in August this year, making it the wettest month since 1931, which was previously recorded up to 298.4 in 1984.


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In 1979, 262.5 mm rain had been recorded in MOS Old Airport while the recent downpour was 168.9 in the same area. According to the Met Office, 114 mm rain was recorded in Gulshan-e-Hadeed, 83 mm in Sadar, 81 in Landhi, 77.8 at University Road, 76.6 in Nazimabad, 70.8 in Saadi Town, 65.8 at Jinnah Terminal, 49.8 in North Karachi, 42.8 in Surjani and the lowest amount of downpour was 21.9 mm in Keamari.

The roads of Karachi turned into waterways after frequent light to monsoon downpour for 12 hours, paralyzing normal life. Most of the main roads and streets in Karachi look like open drains after the rainfall with up to 3 to 4 feet of water standing in North Karachi, Nazimabad, Nagan Chowrangi.

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