Various parts of Karachi were hit by a dust storm and received rainfall on Tuesday.

The weather took a sudden turn as dark clouds covered most parts of the city and a dust storm appeared on the horizon.

Pakistan Meteorological Department’s Director Sardar Sarfaraz has said that ‘thunder cells has developed’ over Karachi due to the sweltering heat.


“Winds are blowing from the northeast. The clouds are forming in the northern part of the city,” he said. Sarfaraz added that the PMD had warned of strong winds when it issued the threat advisory for Cyclone Tauktae a couple of days ago.


The PMD official also said that the sweltering heat in Karachi will reduce from tomorrow, adding that the dark clouds will no longer be visible in Karachi in a couple of hours. 

A few dust/thunderstorm-rain accompanied with gusty winds of 30-50 Kmph may occur in Tharparker and Umerkot districts during next 12 hours. Hot and dry weather will continue today in Karachi, Hyderabad, Shaeed- Banzirabad, Badin and Mirpurkhas districts.

Sea Conditions will remain rough till this evening and fishermen of Sindh are advised to avoid going into deep sea. They can resume their activities from tomorrow, the weather alert added.

As is the case many people took to Twitter to share pictures and videos of dust storms rattling electricity poles and causing problems for the masses.

Twitterati is urging people to stay safe and asking them to take a shade or stay indoors.