Stormy rain spell expected in Punjab today: Met Office

By: News Desk
Published: 11:06 AM, 7 Aug, 2022
Stormy rain spell expected in Punjab today: Met Office
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Rain-wind/thundershower is expected in Kashmir, upper Punjab, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit Baltistan while rain-wind is expected at few places in lower Sindh and north Balochistan on Sunday (today), reported 24NewsHD TV channel. 

Heavy rains may generate urban flooding in Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan, Faisalabad, Lahore and Gujranwala on 08th and from 10th to 12th August.

Flash flooding is expected in local Nullahs of Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Shakargarh, Sialkot, Narowal, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Dir, Karak, Lakki Marwat, Bannu and Kashmir on 08th and from 10th to 12th August.

Heavy Rains may generate urban flooding in Karachi, Thatta, Badin, Hyderabad, Dadu, Jamshoro, Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad and Mirpurkhas from 11th to 13th August.

Flash flooding is expected in Qilla Saifullah, Loralai, Barkhan, Kohlu, Mosa Khel, Sherani, Sibbi, Bolan, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Awaran, Turbat, Panjgur, Pasni, Jiwani, Ormara, Gwadar and hill torrents of Dera Ghazi Khan during the forecast period.

Catchment areas of Ravi, Jhelum and Chenab may receive heavy downpour causing water level to rise significantly during the forecast period.

Rainfall may trigger landslides in Kashmir, hilly areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Galiyat, Murree, Chillas, Diamir, Gilgit, Hunza, Astore, Ghizer and Skardu during the forecast period.

Travelers and tourists are advised to remain more cautious during the forecast period.

Rawalpindi Commissioner Noor Ul Amin Mengal said that dengue outbreak could hit the district after heavy rain but district authorities have continued the surveillance to stop its spread.    

In Past 24 hours, hot and humid weather prevailed in most parts of the country. 

However, rain-wind/thundershower occurred at scattered places in Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan.

Rainfall (mm): Punjab: Lahore (Johar Town 81, Airport 52, Gulshan-e- Ravi 34, Nishtar Town, Tajpura 33, City 29, Jail Road 24, Mughalpura, Upper Mall 16, Lakshmi Chowk 13, Wasa, Chowk Nakhuda, Pani Wala Talab 12, Iqbal Town 10, Sumanabad 07, Farukhabad 06),Okara 03, Sialkot (City 01), Bahawalnagar 01, Kashmir: Kotli 38, Rawalakot 11, Sindh: Mirpur Khas 30, Tando Jam 20, Badin 16, Hyderabad, Thatta 09, Nawab Shah 05, Mithi 02, Karachi (Gulshan-e-Hadid 07, Quaidabad 03, Kemari, Korangi 02) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Buner 09.

Saturday’s Highest Maximum Temperatures (°C):Dalbandin 43, Nokundi, Chilas 42 and Turbat 41.

Reporters Komal Aslam, Adia Naz, Faraz Ramzan