The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted more monsoon rains in various parts of the country from 14th July (Thursday). In the weather update, the Met Office informed that monsoon currents from the Bay of Bengal are continuously penetrating in upper and central parts of the country, while another strong monsoon low pressure area (LPA) is likely to approach Sindh on 14th July (Thursday).
The weather update added that more widespread intermittent heavy to very heavy rain-wind/thundershowers are expected in Karachi, Hyderabad Thatta, Badin, Shaheed Benazirabad, Dadu, Tharparkar, Umerkot, Sanghar, Mirpurkhas, Mithi, Jamshoro, Nosheroferoze, Larkana, Jacobabad, Ghotki, Sukkur, Khairpur, Shikarpur, Qambar Shahdadkot, Kashmore, Zhob, Ziarat, Barkhan, Loralai, Bolan, Kohlu, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Awaran, Naseer Abad, Jaffar Abad, Jhal Magsi, Dera Bugti, Sibbi, Panjgur, Turbat and Pasni from 14th to 17th July.
Meanwhile, there are more intermittent rain-wind/thundershower (with isolated heavy falls) expected in Islamabad, Kashmir, Swat, Mansehra, Kohistan, Abbottabad, Haripur, Peshawar, Mardan, Swabi, Nowshera, Kurram, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Kohat, Mianwali, Sargodha, Hafizabad, M. B Din, Rawalpindi, Murree, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Jhang, Sahiwal, Okara, Bhakkar, Layyah, Multan, Rajanpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Rahimyar Khan and Khanpur on 13th to 15th July.
PMD added that torrential rain may generate urban flooding in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Shaheed Benazirabad, Jamshoro, Mirpurkhas, Dadu, Umer Kot, Jacobabad, Larkana, Sukkur, Awaran, Panjgur and Turbat from 14th to 17th July, while in Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan, Faisalabad, Lahore and Gujranwala on 13th & 14th July.
Flash flooding is also expected in local Nullahs of Kithar Range, Bolan, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Barkhan, Naseer Abad, Kohlu, Zhob, Sibbi and hill torrents of Dera Ghazi Khan from 14th to 16th July, while, in Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Dir and Kashmir on 13th & 14th July.
Rainfall may trigger landslides in Kashmir, Galiyat, Murree, Chillas, Diamar, Gilgit, Hunza, Astore and Skardu during the forecast period. Therefore, PMD has advised travelers and tourists to remain cautious during the forecast period, while asking all concerned authorities to remain alert and take necessary precautionary measures.