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Rain continues in Punjab; likely in Sindh, KP

ISLAMABAD: Various cities of Punjab and some northwestern areas received monsoon rain Thursday as Met Office forecast more downpour in next 24 hours. Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Jhelum and other Punjab cities experienced heavy to light showers. Synoptic situation: Seasonal low lies over North Balochistan. Yesterday’s Monsoon Low over west...

SAMAA | - Posted: Jul 14, 2016 | Last Updated: 5 years ago
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Posted: Jul 14, 2016 | Last Updated: 5 years ago

ISLAMABAD: Various cities of Punjab and some northwestern areas received monsoon rain Thursday as Met Office forecast more downpour in next 24 hours.

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Jhelum and other Punjab cities experienced heavy to light showers.

Synoptic situation:

Seasonal low lies over North Balochistan. Yesterday’s Monsoon Low over west Madhya Pradesh still persist there. A fresh westerly wave is now located over northern parts of Afghanistan and its adjoining areas. Moist currents are penetrating upper and central parts of the country.

Next 24 hrs:

Rain-thunderstorm with isolated heavy falls is expected at scattered places in Lower Sindh (Karachi, Mirpur Khas and Hyderabad division), Eastern Balochistan (Naseerabad, Kalat, Zhob & Makran divisions), KP ,FATA , Islamabad, Punjab,Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.

Next 48 hrs:

Rain-thunderstorm with isolated heavy falls is expected at a number of places in KP, FATA, Islamabad, Upper Punjab, G.B and Kashmir.

Rain/Thunderstorm is also expected at isolated places of lower Sindh (Karachi and Hyderabad divisions), South Punjab (Mutan, D.G. Khan & Bahawalpur divisions), Kalat and Zhob divisions.

Past weather:

Rain-thunderstorm occurred at scattered places in Kashmir, Malakand, Hazara, D.I.Khan, Mirpur Khas, Kalat divisions and Barkhan. Weather remained hot and humid elsewhere in the country.

Rainfall (mm):

Kashmir: Kotli 85, Muzaffarabad 23, Garidupatta 10, KP: Kakul 88, Balakot 61, Saidu Sharif 45, Lower Dir 43, Malamjabba 17, Balochistan: Khuzdar 03, Barkhan 02. Sindh : Chahchro 22.

Yesterday's Highest Maximum Temperatures:

Panjgur 46°C, Dalbandin, Sibbi, Sukkur 45°C, Dadu, Moenjodharo, Larkana, Nokkundi and Turbat 43°C.

Glacial Lake Outburst

The Met office has forecast rains having potential to produce Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) / Flash Floods in parts of Chitral and Giligit-Baltistan in the next six days.

Authorities concerned have been directed to take precautionary measures.

The met office has advised local communities to remain alert. It also asked community leaders to translate and display the alert for people's information. – Samaa/APP
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