Met Office, flooding and landslides are forecast in the country
Under the impact of solid monsoon currents, the Met Office has forecast rain and thundershowers in various parts of Pakistan starting today (Thursday). Under the influence of this weather system, which is predicted to remain through Sunday, it has warned of rain-induced landslides, flash floods, and urban flooding in upper areas of the country.
Dera Ghazi Khan and eastern Baluchistan may experience hill torrents on Sunday and Monday, according to a warning issued by the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Wednesday.
Kashmir, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Gujrat, Mandi Bahauddin, Sialkot, Narowal, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Lahore, Okara, Sahiwal, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Mianwali, Kohistan, Shangla, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Hari
From Sunday evening to August 17, will experience thundershowers and rain in Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Khanpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Multan, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Sukkur, Larkana, Jacobabad, Dadu, Shaheed Benazirabad, Mirpurkhas, Naseerabad, Jaffarabad, Kohlu, Loralai, Barkhan, Zhob, Ziarat, Quetta.
On Saturday and Sunday, heavy rains could cause flash flooding in nullahs in Shangla, Buner, Batgtaram, Mansehra, Balakot, Abbottabad, Swat, Kohistan Kashmir, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Sialkot, and Narowal, according to the Met Office.
Under the influence of monsoon currents, hill torrents are expected in Dera Ghazi Khan and eastern Baluchistan on Sunday and Monday. The PMD also forecasted rain-induced landslides in “vulnerable parts of Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, and upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa” throughout the forecast period and urban flooding Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Faisalabad, and Peshawar.
All relevant agencies should “remain ALERT during the forecast timeframe,” according to the Met Office.
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