‘Intensity of monsoon system has weakened’: Met office takes U-turn

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ISLAMABAD: After predicting heavy rains across the country, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Sunday revised its forecast, saying the “intensity of current monsoon system has weakened”. The Met office said the epicentre of the monsoon system has moved to southwest of Karachi in the Arabian Sea. The PMD said in a weather update that rainfall with strong winds and thundershowers are still expected in different parts of Sindh and Balochistan from today (Sunday) evening which will continue till Wednesday (July 13). Hyderabad, Jamshoro, Dadu, Karachi, Khuzdar, Lasbela, Awaran, Kharan and Panjgur are likely to receive the thundershowers, said the PMD. Earlier, the PMD had issued a forecast that heavy rains with thunderstorms are expected to drench the metropolis from July 3 to 5. Online