- This article is written by Waseem Ahmed for PWP from Karachi city, Sindh, Pakistan
One of the driest months in Karachi is May along with April, October and November. One can get the idea that this city had no rain in this 21st century during the month of May.
Most Recent or Last Rain of May in Karachi:
From last 22 years data of Daily Weather in Karachi, the last proper in whole city was on 2nd May, 1997. On that day during early morning hours moderate to heavy rain with fierce lightning thunder recorded in Karachi especially from 5 am to 6 am. I remember that morning very well, as that was the most awful thunder in my life so far as most of people in this city, who normally use to wake up late, got up stunned by those ‘blasts of thunders’ in the city at around 5 am. Masroor Base received 40 mm & 32 mm in Nazimabad where eastern and southern parts of the city receive less amount of rain (10 – 20 mm).
The second & most recent shower (that was not a general rain in whole city) was on 20th May, 1999 when due to a very severe cyclone 2-A city experienced trace of rainfall (bit more rainfall was seen in southern & eastern spots of the city) however very strong winds from NE continued most of that day.
Since then it has been flat hot, warm, dry or humid ‘Mays’ in Karachi with sometimes we see passing clouds from sea (SW) or at times stray thunder-cloud from north or north-west but no proper rain yet.
As this May 2012 progresses, the parts of Baluchistan and Sind are expected to experience few days of dust-thunder storm then we, the Karachiites, might also have ‘something’ to break that long dry rally of ‘May’. So we pray Almightly Allah for blissful precipitation in Karachi soon.
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