In the latest weather update, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted monsoon rains to start from 3 July 2023 across the country.
According to the details, the Met Office informed that moist currents from Arabian Sea are likely to penetrate in upper parts of the country and a westerly wave is also likely to enter in the upper parts of the country on 3 July (evening/night).
Under the weather system, rain/wind-thundershower (with few heavy falls/ hailstorm) is expected in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree, Galliyat, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, Chitral, Swat, Mansehra, Kohistan, Abbottabad, Haripur, Peshawar, Mardan, Swabi, Nowshera, Kurram, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Kohat, Mianwali, Sargodha, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Jhang and Toba Tek Singh from 3rd July (evening/night) to 8th July with occasional gaps.
Furthermore, the PMD has also predicted rain/wind-thundershower with isolated heavy falls in Barkhan, Loralai, Sibbi, Naseerabad, Kalat, Khuzdar, Zhob, Lasbella, Awaran, Musa Khel, D.I Khan, Bannu, Karak, Waziristan, D.G khan, Rajanpur, Multan, Bhakkar, Layyah, Kot Addu, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Sahiwal and Okara from 5th to 8th July.
Rain/wind-thundershower with isolated heavy falls is also expected in Sukkur, Jacobabad Ghotki, Shaheed Benazirabad, Larkana, Mithi, Chhor, Padidan, Nagarparkar, Tharparkar, Umerkot, Sanghar, Mirpur Khas, Dadu, Thatta, Badin, Hyderabad and Karachi on 7th July and 8th July.
Impacts and Advises:
- Heavy rain may cause urban flooding in low lying areas of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Gujranwala, Lahore and may trigger landslides in the vulnerable areas of Murree, Galliyat, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan and hilly areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from 04th to 07th July.
- Heavy falls may cause flash flood in hill torrent areas of D.G. Khan and adjoining areas of northeast Balochistan from 06th to 08th July.
- Farmers are advised to manage their activities keeping in view the weather forecast.
- Tourists are advised to remain extra cautious to avoid any untoward situation during the wet spell.
- Loose structures like electric poles, solar panels etc may damage during dust storm/wind-thunderstorm & heavy falls and general public is advised to stay at safe places during the period.
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