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Widespread Rains predicted in coming week

Islamabad, July 07, 2017 (PPI-OT):Met-Office predicted widespread rain/thunderstorm with isolated heavy to very heavy falls in the country during the coming week. Spokesman of Met-Office informed that monsoon currents are expected to penetrate in upper parts of Pakistan from Sunday/Monday that will grip most parts of the country during the mid week. A westerly wave is also expected to grip upper parts of the country during the mid week. According to foreseen meteorological conditions, the detailed forecast for next week is;

Punjab/Kashmir

Rain/thunderstorm with isolated heavy to very heavy falls expected at a number of places in Islamabad, Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Lahore and Faisalabad divisions), and Kashmir during Monday to Thursday. Rain-thunderstorm with isolated heavy falls also expected at scattered places in southern Punjab (D.G.Khan, Multan, Bahawalpur and Sahiwal divisions) during Tuesday to Thursday.

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa/Gilgit-Baltistan

Rain/thunderstorm with isolated heavy falls expected at scattered places in KP, FATA and Gilgit-Baltistan during Tuesday to Thursday.

Sindh/Balochistan

Rain/thunderstorm with moderate to heavy falls expected at scattered places in Sindh and eastern Balochistan (Zhob, Sibbi, Naseerabad and Kalat divisions) during Friday to Sunday.

Spokesman further informed that heavy to very heavy falls may generate urban flooding and flash flooding in the vulnerable areas particularly in Barsati Nullahs of Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, D.G.Khan divisions, KP and Kashmir. Due to intermittent rains, there is risk of landslides in hilly areas of upper KP (Malakand, Hazara divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during the period

For more information, contact:
Pakistan Meteorological Department
Headquarter Office, Sector H-8/2,
Islamabad – Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9250360
Fax: +92-51-9250368
Email: pmd@pmd.gov.pk
Website: www.pmd.gov.pk

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