Monsoon: PMD forecasts five-day rain spell in country from tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Sunday issue an alert, forecasting a five-day-long spell of monsoon rainfall in the country starting from Monday (July 3 and 08).

The Met Office, in a report stated that moist currents from the Arabian Sea are likely to penetrate in upper parts of the country, and a westerly wave is also likely to enter the country from July 3 (Monday).

Under the influence, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree, Galliyat, Attock, Chakwal and Jhelum, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan and other areas will receive rain with thunderstorm from July 4-7.

Rain, wind, thundershower with isolated heavy falls are also expected in Barkhan, Sibbi, Loralai, Kalat, Khuzdar, Zhob, Lasbella and Naseerabad, Bannu, Karak, Waziristan, D.I Khan, Rajanpur, Multan, Bhakkar, Layyah, Kot Addu, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Sahiwal and Okara from July 5 to 8.

The Met Office also predicted rainfall, wind, thundershower with isolated heavy falls in Sukkur, Jacobabad Ghotki, Shaheed Benazirabad, Larkana, Mithi, Chhor, Padidan, Nagarparkar, Tharparkar, Umerkot, Sanghar, Mirpur Khas, Dadu, Thatta, Badin, Hyderabad, and Karachi on July 07 and 08.

The Met Office has warned that heavy falls may cause flashfloods and hill torrent in Dera Ghazi Khan and adjoining areas of northeast Balochistan.

The heavy rains could also trigger landslide in vulnerable areas of Azad Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, Galliyat and hilly areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Citing the PMD forecast, Climate Change Sherry Rehman urged citizens to stay safe and well-prepared during the monsoon season.

She also advised farmers to plan activities as per the forecast.


KP PDMA issues alert

The Regional Meteorological Department on Sunday predicted five days rains starting July 3 to 8 in most parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

According to a notification issued by Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) in which Regional Met Office Peshawar has informed that a new spell of rains is starting for which people are urged to take all precautionary measures to avoid any loss of life, damages to infrastructure and crops and animals.

Furthermore, all concerned authorities asked to take the safety measures. Tourists to be informed about weather forecast, ensure availability of all emergency services staff and machineries and other resources, and all concerned line departments to remain vigilant in restoring road links.

In case of any occurrence, updates may kindly be shared with PDMA, active round the clock via helpline 1700.

‘River Kabul continues to flow in low flood’

On the other hand, the Federal Flood Commission (FFC) has said that River Kabul continues to flow in low flood at Nowshera while rivers Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej are flowing normal.

According to the daily FFC report issued on Sunday, the existing Combined Live Storage of the country’s major reservoirs of Tarbela, Chashma and Mangla is 7.135 MAF of 13.443 MAF.

According to Flood Forecasting Division (FFD) Lahore, trough of Westerly Wave over Kashmir and adjoining areas has earlier moved away eastwards, whereas seasonal low continues to prevail over Northwestern Balochistan.





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