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PMD forecasts heavy rainfall in Karachi 

02:06 PM | 1 Mar, 2024
PMD forecasts heavy rainfall in Karachi 

KARACHI – As Sindh prepares for inclement weather, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecasted “rain/thunderstorms with a possibility of heavy rainfall” in Karachi and various regions of the province today.

Following a warning from the Sindh Pakistan Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) regarding potential urban flooding, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah declared a rain emergency in the province and announced a half-day for all government and private offices in Karachi on Friday.

The latest advisory from the Met Department predicts “rain/thunderstorms with heavy rainfall” in northern areas of the province from February 29 to March 2, with similar conditions expected in other parts of the province from March 1 onwards.

The PMD has cautioned that heavy rainfall may lead to urban flooding in low-lying areas and has advised fishermen in Balochistan to avoid venturing into deep sea until March 1, while those in Sindh are urged to exercise caution during this period.

Attributing the weather patterns to a prevailing “westerly wave over Balochistan and adjoining Sindh,” the PMD anticipates “rain/thunderstorm with heavy falls” in various districts including Kambar Shahdadkot, Jacobabad, Larkana, Shikarpur, Kashmore, Ghotki, Sukkur, and Dadu until tomorrow morning.

Similar weather conditions are expected in districts such as Jamshoro, Thatta, Sujawal, Tharparker, Badin, Umerkot, Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad, Tando Allahyar, Tando Muhammad Khan, Naushahro Feroze, Shaheed Benazirabad, Sanghar, and Karachi division, albeit for today only.

The PMD’s rainfall report indicates that Jacobabad received 12mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours, Larkana received 3mm, while Mohenjo Daro recorded traces of rain.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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