Monsoon to hit Pakistan from tomorrow: PMD

1688293141 Monsoon to hit Pakistan from tomorrow PMD
A child carries an umbrella as he walks on the road during rain. — AFP/File
A toddler carries an umbrella as he walks on the highway throughout rain. — AFP/File

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Meteorological Division (PMD) stated Sunday that monsoon rains would start within the nation tomorrow (July 3) and proceed until July 8, with twin cities — Islamabad and Rawalpindi — prone to city flooding.

PMD, also referred to as the Met Workplace, stated in an announcement that moist currents from the Arabian Sea are more likely to penetrate in higher elements of the nation, and a westerly wave can also be more likely to enter the higher elements of the nation from July 3.

The rains could trigger city flooding in low-lying areas of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Gujranwala, and Lahore from July 4-7, the Met Workplace stated, because it requested authorities to stay “alert”.

The heavy rains might additionally set off landslides within the weak areas of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, and hilly areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa throughout the identical interval.

From July 3-8, the PMD forecast that rain, wind, and thundershower would hit Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree, Galliyat, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan.

They will even hit 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.

Rain, wind, thundershower with remoted heavy falls are additionally anticipated in Barkhan, Loralai, Sibbi, Naseerabad, Kalat, Khuzdar, Zhob, Lasbella, Awaran, Musakhel, D.I Khan, Bannu, Karak, Waziristan, D.G khan, Rajanpur, Multan, Bhakkar, Layyah, Kot Addu, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Sahiwal and Okara from July 5 to eight.

The PMD additionally forecast that rain, wind, thundershower with remoted heavy falls are additionally anticipated in Sukkur, Jacobabad Ghotki, Shaheed Benazirabad, Larkana, Mithi, Chhor, Padidan, Nagarparkar, Tharparkar, Umerkot, Sanghar, Mirpur Khas, Dadu, Thatta, Badin, Hyderabad, and Karachi on July 7 and eight.

The Met Workplace additionally warned that heavy falls could trigger flash floods in hill torrent areas of Dera Ghazi Khan and adjoining areas of northeast Balochistan from July 6-8.

“Farmers are suggested to handle their actions maintaining in view the climate forecast,” the assertion talked about.

Vacationers are suggested to stay further cautious to keep away from any untoward state of affairs throughout the moist spell, the Met Workplace stated.