PDMA issues snowfall, rain alert for Punjab cities
Asks emergency staff to be on alert: Advises citizens to call PDMA helpline 1129 in case of emergency
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The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Friday issued an alert about rain and snowfall in Punjab, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
“According to the Meteorological Department, a series of westerly winds will enter the country on the evening of November 4 and will remain till November 7,” the PDMA said.
“There is a possibility of rain with thunderstorm in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Murree, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Sialkot and Narowal between November 5 and 7,” it added.
“Other cities including Gujranwala, Gujrat, Mianwali, Khushab, Sargodha, Hafizabad, Jhang and Faisalabad are also likely to receive rain with strong winds,” it stated.
“Heavy rain is expected in Murree, Islamabad, Gujrat, Gujranwala and Sialkot on November 5 and 6,” it declared.
Besides, moderate rain with gusty winds and thunderstorm is expected in Multan, Dera Ghazi Khan, Bhakkar and Layyah from November 6 evening to November 7.
Rain is also expected in Sahiwal, Okara, Rajanpur and Muzaffargarh. There is also a possibility of snowfall in the mountains and hail at a few places.
The day temperature in the upper regions of the country is likely to remain between 5 and 7 degrees Celsius while in the southern regions, it is likely to decrease by 2 to 4 degrees Celsius.
As soon as the rains end, the upper regions of the country will be in the grip of severe cold.
The rain is likely to affect rice harvesting; nevertheless, this rain series will prove to be beneficial in wheat sowing.
“The administration across Punjab should finalise preparations to deal with the emergency situation,” the PDMA advised.
It also directed the staff at District Emergency Operation Centers to be on high alert round the clock.
It also advised the citizens to call PDMA helpline 1129 in case of any emergency.
Reporter: Ali Ramay