ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Metrological Department (PMD) forecasts moderate to heavy rain in the upper parts of the country from Sunday to Tuesday.
The Monsoon spell continued in Rawalpindi/Islamabad twin cities on 31st August 2020.
The Spillways of Rawal dam in Islamabad have been opened today at 11 am. The dan has reached its full storage capacity.
A strong rainy system is likely to approach in upper parts of the country that will produce widespread rain with heavy fall at a number of places in Punjab, upper KPK, GB/ AJK during Sunday (evening) to Tuesday.
Heavy to Very Heavy falls are also expected in Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mandi Bahauddin, Hafizabad, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Kasur, Okara, Faisalabad, Jhang, Sargodha, Mianwali, Khushab, Toba Tek Singh from Monday to Wednesday. Heavy falls may also likely in Rajanpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Bahawalpur, Khanewal, Zhob and Barkhan.
Heavy to Very Heavy falls are also expected in Dir, Swat, Buner, Shangla, Kohistan, Haripur, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Peshawar, Charsadda, Swabi, Mardan, Kohat and Kurram from Monday to Wednesday.
Heavy rainfall may generate urban/ flash flooding and Land Sliding in Vulnerable Areas from Monday to Tuesday.
Flows are expected to increase significantly in rivers, streams and local nullahs.
Note: All Concerned Authorities are advised to remain ALERT particularly the reservoirs operators/ water managers.