ISLAMABAD: The Federal Flood Commission has said that River Jhelum and Chenab are likely to attain high to very high flood level on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The high flood situation is also expected in the local nullahs including tributaries of rivers Ravi and Chenab including Hill Torrents of D.G. Khan Division during the same period.
According to daily FFC report on Monday, all main rivers including Rivers Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej are flowing normal.
The actual river flows and reservoir elevations indicates that Tarbela and Mangla reservoirs are at elevations of 1513.30 feet and 1225.75 feet respectively, which are 36.70 feet and 16.25 feet below their respective Maximum Conservation Levels of 1550.00 feet and 1242.00 feet.
According to Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore, yesterday’s Depression over Gujarat (India) remained stationary. However, it has weakened and converted into well marked Low. It is likely to move further North-Northeastwards.
A trough of Westerly Wave lies over Northern parts of the country. Yesterday’s Monsoon Low over North Bay of Bengal moved Northwards and lies over Western Bengal.
As predicted by the Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore, widespread thunderstorm/rain with heavy falls at scattered places and very heavy falls at isolated places is expected over the upper catchments of Rivers Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej including Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Lahore, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Multan, D.G. Khan and Bahawalpur Divisions during the next 24 hours.
Scattered thunderstorm/rain with isolated heavy falls may occur over Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan & Kohat Divisions, besides, upper catchments of river Indus during the same period.
Thunderstorm/rain with heavy falls at scattered places and very heavy falls at isolated places is expected over the lower catchments (Bahawalpur, Sahiwal, Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Sargodha & Rawalpindi Divisions) and upper catchments of rivers Sutlej, Ravi, Chenab and Jhelum on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Significant rainfall events as reported by the Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore during the past 24 hours include; Chhor = 76 mm, Parachinar & Mithi = 33 mm each, Bahawalnagar = 32 mm, Lahore (Lakshmi Chowk = 49 mm, Misri Shah = 37 mm, Shahi Qilla = 36 mm, City = 27 mm, Gulshan-e-Ravi & Upper Mall = 10 mm each), Kasur = 15 mm and Mirpur Khas = 11mm. – APP