Wide­spread rains from Satur­day to Mon­day pre­dicted

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

IS­LAM­ABAD—Met Of­fice on Thurs­day fore­cast strong mon­soon cur­rents likely to pen­e­trate in up­per parts of the coun­try in next 48 hours.

A fresh west­erly wave is also ex­pected to ap­proach up­per parts of the coun­try on Satur­day.

Un­der the in­flu­ence of th­ese me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal con­di­tions, wide­spread down pour is ex­pected in dif­fer­ent parts of the coun­try at week­end which would con­tinue till Mon­day, an of­fi­cial of Met of­fice told APP.

He said in Pun­jab wide­spread rain-thun­der­show­ers with iso­lated heavy falls ac­com­pa­nied by strong gusty winds are ex­pected in Is­lam­abad and Up­per Pun­jab in Rawalpindi, Gu­jran­wala, Lahore, Sar­godha, Faisalabad di­vi­sions from Satur­day to Mon­day. Scat­tered rain-thun­der­show­ers with iso­lated heavy falls are also ex­pected in cen­tral and South Pun­jab at Mul­tan, Sahi­wal, DG Khan and Ba­hawalpur di­vi­sions dur­ing the pe­riod.

In Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) wide­spread rain-thun­der­show­ers with iso­lated heavy falls ac­com­pa­nied by strong gusty winds are ex­pected in Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mar­dan, Ko­hat, Bannu, DI Khan di­vi­sions dur­ing this time span. In Kash­mir wide­spread rain with thun­der­show­ers with iso­lated heavy falls are ex­pected in Muzaf­farabad, Mir­pur, Poonch di­vi­sions dur­ing the said pe­riod.

Like­wise, wide­spread rain-thun­der­show­ers with iso­lated heavy falls ac­com­pa­nied by strong gusty winds are ex­pected in FATA at Khur­ram, Ba­jaur, Mohmand, Khy­ber, Orakzai, North and South Agen­cies and Gil­git Baltistan.

Mon­soon rain cou­pled with glacier-melt wa­ter may re­sult in out­burst of some glacial lakes in Chi­tral, Gil­git, Ghizer and Shi­gar ar­eas, he in­formed.

Met of­fice also warned that heavy down­pour may gen­er­ate ur­ban flood­ing in big cities and in vul­ner­a­ble ar­eas of Pun­jab and KP from Satur­day to Mon­day so all con­cerned au­thor­i­ties are ad­vised to re­main alert dur­ing the pe­riod.

For next 24 hours Met of­fice fore­cast rain/dust-thun­der­shower with iso­lated heavy falls ac­com­pa­nied by strong gusty winds at scat­tered places in Malakand, Hazara, Mar­dan, Ko­hat, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Gu­jran­wala, Lahore di­vi­sions, FATA, Is­lam­abad and Kash­mir while hot and hu­mid weather to pre­vail dur­ing day time. In last 24 hours rain-thun­der­shower with gusty winds oc­curred at scat­tered places in Karachi, Hyderabad, Mir­purkhas, Sukkur, Quetta, Makran di­vi­sions and FATA. Weather re­mained hot and hu­mid else­where in the coun­try.

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