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Sutlej braces for high flood as monsoon spell continues

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) says current spell of countrywide rain is likely to prevail for next three to four days, as authorities continued relief activities in flood-affected areas of KPK, Punjab and Sindh, Samaa reported Tuesday. According to Director General Met Office Dr. Ghulam Rasool, high flood is likely in Sutlej River due to...

SAMAA | - Posted: Jul 28, 2015 | Last Updated: 6 years ago
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Posted: Jul 28, 2015 | Last Updated: 6 years ago
Sutlej braces for high flood as monsoon spell continues

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) says current spell of countrywide rain is likely to prevail for next three to four days, as authorities continued relief activities in flood-affected areas of KPK, Punjab and Sindh, Samaa reported Tuesday.

According to Director General Met Office Dr. Ghulam Rasool, high flood is likely in Sutlej River due to possible release of water from India where dams have reached their capacity. He said unusual increase in water level in Sutlej could be disastrous for Pakistan.

The chief meteorologist said current wet spell would prevail for next three to four days.

Also read: Widespread rains likely to continue till Thursday

Synoptic Situation:

Seasonal low lies over northwest Balochistan. Another low pressure area is located over west Rajasthan and its adjoining areas.

Strong monsoon currents are penetrating into southern parts of the country and expected to continue during next 3 days.

Moderate monsoon currents are also penetrating in upper parts of the country and likely to continue in coming days.

Weather next 24 hrs:

Widespread rain-thundershower is expected in Islamabad, Punjab (Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Bahawalpur, D.G Khan, Multan divisions), Sindh (Sukkur, Larkana, Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad divisions), D.I Khan, Hazara, Malakand divisions, upper FATA and Kashmir, while at scattered places in eastern Balochistan (Zhob, Sibbi, Kalat, Nasirabad divisions), Bannu, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Sargodha divisions and lower FATA.

Scattered heavy falls are expected in Bahawalpur, D.G Khan, Multan, Mirpurkhas, Sukkur, Hyderabad, Larkana, Zhob, Sibbi, Nasirabad divisions. Rain-thundershower is also expected at isolated places in Karachi division and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Next 48 hrs:

Widespread rain-thundershower is expected in Islamabad, Punjab (Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Sahiwal, Bahawalpur, D.G Khan, Multan divisions), Sindh (Sukkur, Larkana, Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad divisions), D.I Khan, Hazara, Malakand divisions, upper FATA and Kashmir, while at scattered places in eastern Balochistan (Zhob, Sibbi, Kalat, Nasirabad divisions), Bannu, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat, Faisalabad, Sargodha divisions and lower FATA.

Scattered heavy falls are expected in Bahawalpur, D.G Khan, Multan, Mirpurkhas, Sukkur, Hyderabad, Larkana, Zhob, Sibbi, Nasirabad divisions. Rain-thundershower is also expected at isolated places in Karachi division and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Weather warning:

Widespread rains (with scattered heavy falls at times very heavy in Bahawalpur, D.G Khan, Multan, Mirpurkhas, Sukkur, Hyderabad, Larkana, D.I Khan, Bannu, Zhob, Kalat, Sibbi and Nasirabad divisions) are expected from Monday to Wednesday. Heavy rains may generate flash flooding and urban flooding in Punjab, upper KP, Sindh and eastern parts of Balochistan during the period, and therefore, all concerned authorities are requested to take precautionary measures accordingly.

Last 24 hours:

Widespread rain-thundershower (with scattered heavy fall) occurred in Sindh, while scattered rain-thundershower occurred in Malakand, D.I Khan, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Bahawalpur, D.G Khan divisions, Islamabad, FATA, Kashmir & Gilgit-Baltisttan.

Rainfall: Mithi=199, Badin=145, Hyderabad=57, Dadu=45, Mangla=45, Sukkur=37, Islamabad (Saidpur=37, Z.P=3, Golra=1, Bokra=1), Mirpur Khas=34, Chhor=28, Thatta=27, Rohri=22, D.G.Khan=21, Shaheed Benazirabad=18, Padidan=15, Parachinar=10, Garhi Dupatta=10, Murree=9, Khanpur=7, Rahim Yar Khan=7, Bahawalpur A/P=6, Rawalakot=5, Rawalpindi=5, Lasbella=4, Chakwal=3, Jacobabad=3, Muzaffarabad=3, Bahawalnagar=2, Bahawalpur City=2, Chitral=2, Kotli=2, Moen-jo-Daro=2, Drosh=1, Kalam=1, Karachi A/P=1, Jhelum=1, Larkana=Trace, D.I.Khan=Trace, Gilgit=Trace, Mandibahauddin=Trace, Quetta(Samungli)=Trace, Sialkot A/P=Trace, Sialkot Cantt=Trace.

Significant Flood Forecast For Rover Indus at Taunsa

According to latest Meteorological & Hydrological conditions observed by Flood Forecasting Division Lahore, River Indus at Taunsa is likely to attain High flood level ranging between 540,000 cusecs to 580,000 cusecs during the period from 1800 PST of 30th July 2015 to 1800 PST of 31st July 2015.

Water Level to Decrease in Kabul River, Budhni Nullah

The flow of water in Budhni Nullah and Kabul Rivers is expected to decrease as heavy rains, according to the data of Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA).

Moreover, there has been extensive damage to crops and livestock, including some 741 cattle, 2,476 sheep/goats and 416 poultry that have perished in KPK.

The government agencies including district administrations and other relevant bodies are on high alert to deal with any flood situation.

Indus in high flood at Guddu, Chashma

Sindh Irrigation Department has declared high level flood at Guddu and Sukkur barrages and river is also in high flood at Chashma.

The water level is increasing in River Indus due to the current heavy rains.

According to flood control center Sukkur Barrage, nearly six lakh cusec water is passing from Guddu barrage and the water flow will increase to seven lakh for the next four days.

More than five hundred villages of district Kashmore, Kandhkot, Larkana, Sukkur and Khairpur have been inundated.

Due to flood and heavy rains, ten people have been killed and 20 injured in different incidents in Sindh.

The water level in River Indus at Qadirpur Bund has reached extremely dangerous level and bund is under heavy pressure from flood water.

Reports said army and Rangers have reached Qadipur Bund and are shifting the people from kacha area to safer places.

Patients, Tourists Evacuated From Chitral

As many as 30 patients and tourists stranded in Chitral were evacuated by Army Aviation helicopters to Peshawar on Tuesday.

According to ISPR here, distribution of food and repair of bridges and roads by army troops continue in flood-hit Chitral. – Samaa/APP

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