The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Tuesday issued another weather update warning of more rain across Pakistan as the monsoon current is continuously penetrating the country and likely to shift and intensify in the upper and central parts of the country from July 27 (Wednesday).
According to the weather update, the Met Office stated that more rain-wind and thunderstorms (with scattered heavy falls) are expected from 27th to July 31th with occasional gaps in several areas, including Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Jhang, Mianwali, Khushab, Sargodha, Hafizabad, M. B Din, Sahiwal, Okara, Bhakkar, Layyah, Multan, Rajanpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Rahimyar Khan, Khanpur, Swat, Mansehra, Kohistan, Abbottabad, Haripur, Peshawar, Mardan, Swabi, Nowshera, Kurram, Waziristan, Kohat, Bannu, Lakki Marwat and D.I. Khan.
Meanwhile, the PMD added that more rain-wind/thundershower (with few heavy falls) are expected in Quetta, Chaman, Harnai, Zhob, Ziarat, Barkhan, Loralai, Bolan, Kohlu, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Naseer Abad, Jaffar Abad, Sibbi, Dadu, Sukkur, Larkana and Jacobabad from 27th to July 31th with occasional gaps.
The heavy rains may generate urban flooding in Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan, Faisalabad, Lahore and Gujranwala from July 27th to July 31th, while flash flooding is also expected in local Nullahs of Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Shakargarh, Sialkot, Narowal, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Dir, Karak, Lakki Marwat, Bannu and Kashmir from 27th to July 31th.
“Catchment areas of Ravi, Jhelum and Chenab may receive heavy downpour causing the water level to rise significantly during the forecast period,” said PMD, adding that rainfall may trigger landslides in Kashmir, Galiyat, Murree, Chillas, Diamar, Gilgit, Hunza, Astore, Ghizer and Skardu during the forecast period.
The PMD advised tourists to remain more cautious during the forecast period and also advised concerned authorities to remain alert and take precautionary measures.
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