Jacobabad receives heaviest rain in 100 years
11 September, 2012
ISLAMABAD: Director of Met, Muhammad Hanif, said that Jacobabad received 380mm rain during last 24 hours, the heaviest in the last 100 years.
Talking to PTV on Monday, he said that average rain in Jacobabad was usually about 11mm in the month of September every year, adding that all the upper areas of Sindh had received more than 100mm rains so far.
Muhammad Hanif said that this spell of rain was still persisting in Sindh, and all the adjacent areas, including Karachi, would receive heavy rain till Tuesday morning.
Hanif said that this system of rain was on its peak right now in eastern Sindh and Balochistan which would cause heavy rain in seven districts of Balochistan, Sibi, Naseerabad, Mosa Khel, Jhal Magsi, Dera Bugti, Darra Bolan and Kuhlu, during the next 48 hours.
The Met director said that 80 per cent nullahs of Balochistan were feared to have been flooded as eastern Balochistan was to receive an intensified spell of rain in the next few days.