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ISLAMABAD: Different cities of Punjab experienced rain on Friday as Met Office forecast more downpour during next 24 hours in Punjab, Balochistan, KPK and upper Sindh areas. Synoptic situation: Seasonal low lies over northwest of Balochistan. Yesterday's well marked low pressure lies over north Rajasthan (India)has weaken into low pressure and now located over south...

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Posted: Jul 31, 2015 | Last Updated: 6 years ago
More rain expected in Punjab, upper parts of country

ISLAMABAD: Different cities of Punjab experienced rain on Friday as Met Office forecast more downpour during next 24 hours in Punjab, Balochistan, KPK and upper Sindh areas.

Synoptic situation:

Seasonal low lies over northwest of Balochistan. Yesterday's well marked low pressure lies over north Rajasthan (India)has weaken into low pressure and now located over south Punjab and its adjoining areas.

Under the influence of this low pressure, monsoon currents are penetrating in central parts of the country. Some deflected monsoon currents are already penetrating along the Himalaya into Kashmir and adjoining areas.

Next 24 hrs:

Scattered rain-thundershower with isolated heavy fall in Bahawalpur, Multan, D.G Khan, Sahiwal, D.I.Khan, Zhob divisions. Isolated rain-thundershower is expected in Sibbi, Naseerabad, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, Sukkur, Larkana divisions and Kashmir.Hot and humid weather is expected elsewhere in the country.

Next 48 hrs:

Scattered rain thundershower is expected in Punjab, Islamabad, Khyber-Pakhtunkha, Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and FATA. Isolated heavy falls is also likely in Malakand, Hazara, Mardan, Peshawar,Zhob, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala and Lahore divisions, Upper FATA and Kashmir.

Weather Warning:

Scattered rain thundershower with few moderate to heavy falls may generate urban and flash flooding in Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore divisions, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during Saturday to Monday.

Last 24 hours:

Scattered rain-thundershower occurred in Mirpurkhas, Bahawalpur, D.G.Khan, Peshawar, Sibbi divisions, upper FATA and Kashmir while at isolated places in Multan, D.I Khan, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Sahiwal, Zhob, Kalat, Larkana divisions.

Rainfall:

Multan 42, Balakot, Bahawalnagar 26, Sahiwal 22, Bahawalpur City 20, Okara 11, Barkhan, Kotli 09, Bahawalpur A/P 08, Drosh, Jhelum 06, Rahim Yar Khan, Larkana 05, Khanpur, Malamjabba 04, Khuzdar, Dir, Sibbi, D.G.Khan 03, Garhi Dupatta 02, Bhakkar, Lahore PBO, Mangla, Chitral, Joharabad, Lahore A/P 01.

Temperature: Dalbandin 42°C, Nokkundi, Chillas 41°C, Noorpurthal 40°C

Risk of Flash Flooding

Rainfall over the glaciers may trigger the melt rate, causing more flash floods in the local rivers and streams of the northern areas (Gilgit-Baltistan and Malakand Division including Chitral) from Saturday to Monday.

There is an increased risk of Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) in Gilgit-Baltistan and District Chitral during the period.

Medium floods in Rivers Kabul, Sindh:

Medium floods has been reported at Warsak and Nowshera in river Kabul besides river Indus at Khairabad where total water discharge remained 64381 cusecs, 101500 cusecs and 427100 cusecs respectively here Friday.

According to Irrigation Department KP, Adezai river at Adezai bridge with 51700 cusecs are flowing in medium floods. All other rivers in KP are flowing normal.

Meanwhile PDMA authorities have requested people in low laying areas to remain careful as widespread rains with scattered heavy falls are expected in Abbottabad, Haripur, Manshera, Batagram, Shangla, Swat, Chitral, Dir, Mardan, Peshawar, Swabi, Charssada, Kohat and Khyebr Agency from Saturday to Monday.

The heavy rain may cause flash floods in the local water streams and ravines. In Chitral glacier may cause more flash flood like situations in rivers and streams. The PDMA has requested all the concerned to take precautionary measures. – Samaa/APP

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