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HEAVY RAIN AND THUNDERSHWER PREDICTION IN UPPER AND CENTRAL PARTS OF COUNTRY

Pakistan Meteorological Department has informed that strong monsoon currents are likely to penetrate upper parts of the country from Sunday (evening / night) and may persist till Wednesday. 

Under the influence of this weather system: 

➢ Rain / wind-thundershower (with very heavy/torrential rain) is expected in Kashmir, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Gujrat, Mandi Bahauddin, Sialkot, Narowal, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Lahore, Sheikhupura, Kasur, Okara, Faisalabad, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Sargodha, Mianwali, Khushab, Dir, Swat, Buner, Kohistan, Shangla, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Mardan, Swabi, Charsadda, Nowshera, Peshawar, Waziristan, Kurrum, Bannu, Kohat, Lakki Marwat, Tank. Karak. Dera Ismail Khan and Gilgit-Baltistan (Ghizer. Astore, Diamer, Skardu, Gilgit, Hunza Nagar, Ghanche and Kharmang) from Sunday (evening/night) to Wednesday.

➢ Rain / wind-thundershower (with isolated heavy falls) is expected in Bhakkar, Layyah, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Multan, Khanewal, Sahiwal, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Sibbi, Naseerabad, Jaffarabad, Kohlu, Loralai, Barkhan, Zhob, Musa Khel, Quetta, Ziarat, Hamai, Qila Saifullah, Qila Abdullah, Larkana, Sukkur, Jaccobabad, Tharparker, Sanghar, Umerkot and Mirpurkhas from Monday (evening) to Thursday. 

Possible Impacts: 

➢ Torrential rains may generate flash flooding in Local/Barsati Nullahs of Shangla, Buner, Batgram, Mansehra, Balakot, Abbottabad, Swat, Kohistan, Mardan, Charsadda, Kohat, Kashmir, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Sialkot, Narowal and hill torrents of Dera Ghazi Khan, from Monday to Wednesday. 

➢ Urban flooding in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Kasur, Faisalabad, Peshawar and Nowshera during the period. 

➢ Torrential rains may trigger landslides in the vulnerable areas of Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa from Monday to Wednesday.

➢ Possibility of damaging effects due to wind-storm in upper parts of the country. 

➢ Water level in rivers may rise significantly threatening nearby communities. 

➢ Heavy downpour/torrential rains may disrupt transport and communication system therefore tourist/travelers are advised to remain cautious during the forecast period.


HEAVY RAIN AND THUNDERSHWER PREDICTION IN UPPER AND CENTRAL PARTS OF COUNTRY




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