Met Office Alert Authorities To Raise Guards Amid Monsoon Active Spell

Met Office alert authorities to raise guards amid Monsoon active spell

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 18th Jul, 2021 ) :Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Sunday advised all provincial and Federal authorities to remain "Alert" as the active phase of Monsoon season has been forecast from Monday to Wednesday.

The Forecast alert issued mentioned that rain-wind and thundershowers are forecast in upper and central parts.

Strong monsoon currents are likely to start reaching upper parts of the country from Sunday (evening/night) and may persist till Wednesday, met office reported.

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 also 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, Harnai, Qila Saifullah, Qila Abdullah, Larkana, Sukkur, Jaccobabad, Tharparker, Sanghar, Umerkot and Mirpurkhas from Monday (evening) to Thursday.

It warned that heavy rains might generate flash flooding and also trigger landslides in the vulnerable areas of Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa from Monday to Wednesday.

It also cautioned the civic bodies in mega cities of urban flooding in Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Peshawar and Faisalabad on Monday and Tuesday.

The Met Office in its forecast has also indicated possibility of damaging effects due to wind-storm during the forecast period.

Moreover, the PMD also forecast that the prevailing water stress in rain-fed areas was likely to subside and improvement in water reservoirs would be observed during the period.