The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has issued a press release with the latest weather update stating that another spell of monsoon rains is expected in upper and central parts of the country this week.
The Met Office has informed that monsoon currents from Arabian Sea are likely to penetrate in upper parts of the country. A westerly wave is also likely to enter these areas on 3rd August 2023.
According to the weather update, rain / wind-thunderstorm (with isolated heavy falls) is expected in Kashmir, (Neelum valley, Muzaffarabad, Poonch, Hattian, Bagh, Haveli, Sudhanoti, Kotli, Bhimber, Mirpur), Gilgit Baltistan (Diamir, Astore, Ghizer, Skardu, Hunza, Gilgit, Ghanche, Shigar), Murree, Galliyat, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mandi Bahauddin, Hafizabad, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Sheikhupura, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Mansehra, Kohistan, Abbottabad, Haripur, Peshawar, Mardan, Swabi and Nowshera from 2nd (evening/night) to 07th August with occasional gaps.
Furthermore, rain/wind-thundershower is expected in Kurram, Lakki Marwat, Kohat, Dera Ismail Khan, Bannu, Karak, Waziristan, Kasur, Mianwali, Sargodha, Khushab, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang and Bhakkar from 4th (evening/night) to 7th August with occasional gaps.
Impacts and Advises:
- Heavy rains may increase the water flow in local Nullahs and streams of Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner, Manshera, Abbottabad, Rawalpindi/Islamabad from 04th to 07th August.
- Heavy rains may cause urban flooding in low lying areas of Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Gujranwala, Lahore, from 04th to 07th August and may trigger landslides in the vulnerable areas of Murree, Galliyat, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan and hilly areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the wet spell.
- Farmers are advised to manage their activities keeping in view the weather forecast.
- Tourists and travelers are advised to remain extra cautious to avoid any untoward situation during the wet spell.
- Wind-thunderstorm may damage loose structures like electric poles, solar panels etc.
- General public is advised to stay at safe places during wind-storm/lightning/heavy rains.
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