Monday, August 28, 2017

Monsoon low to drench areas from Mumbai to Karachi this week

By Eric Leister, AccuWeather meteorologist
August 28,2017, 1:11:26PM,EDT
As the India monsoon continues, the threat for flooding downpours will stretch from Mumbai to Karachi this week.
A monsoon low tracking from western India into the Arabian Sea will bring several days of heavy rainfall to western and northwest India as well as southern Pakistan.
Following a brief lull in rainfall over the weekend, downpours returned to Mumbai on Monday with more than 100 mm (4 inches) falling in parts of the city.
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Similar rainfall amounts were reported across much of western Maharashtra and eastern Gujarat on Monday.
The monsoon low will bring another day of downpours totaling 50-100 mm (2-4 inches) across western Maharashtra on Tuesday with local amounts over 150 mm (6 inches).
These downpours will expand through Gujarat, heightening the flood risk in Ahmedabad and Rajkot.
Parts of Gujarat are still recovering from devastating flooding that occurred in July and claimed the lives of more than 200 people.
India Weather Center
Interactive India weather satellite
Pakistan Weather Center

The downpours will then spread into southeastern Pakistan on Wednesday before reaching Hyderabad and Karachi Wednesday night.
The heaviest rainfall across Pakistan is expected on Thursday when some locations will get more than 50 mm (2 inches) of rain.
Additional downpours will fall from Karachi to Hyderabad on Friday.
These repeated downpours can result in flooding and widespread travel disruptions.
As the heaviest rainfall shifts into Pakistan, the threat for downpours will diminish across western India on Thursday and Friday.

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