Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Rains are likely to continue till July 8, Meteorological Department said

The Meteorological Department has forecast monsoon rains in the country, raising concerns about flooding and landslides in hilly areas.

According to the Meteorological Department, humid winds from the Arabian Sea are blowing toward the country’s top areas. 

The series of western winds have entered the upper regions of the country, as a result of which Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree, Guliyat, Azad Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Central Punjab are likely to experience heavy rains or hailstorms till July 8.

Urban flooding due to heavy rain in the lowland areas of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Gujranwala, and Lahore till July 8, while landslides are also feared in the hilly areas of Murree Guliyat, Kashmir, Gilgit, Baltistan, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Heavy rains have also caused landslides in Murree, and the possibility of torrential rains has been predicted from today.

Wind and thundershowers are expected in Murree, Galiat, Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Attock Chakwal, Sargodha, and Faisalabad during the evening or night. Bahawalnagar, Narowal, Sialkot, Gujranwala, and Lahore are also expected to rain with wind and thunder; Farmers have been asked to be on alert due to fresh spells of rain.

On the other hand, according to the spokesman of NDMA, heavy rains with wind and storms are expected in different areas. There is a risk of landslides in the hilly areas due to the rains, and flooding may occur in the lowlands during the monsoon rains.

NDMA has issued instructions to the relevant institutions because of possible monsoon rains. The relevant institutions have been instructed to ensure the presence of emergency machinery and staff. The district administration has ensured the presence of emergency medical staff. Tourists and Travelers should be aware of the weather conditions before traveling.

Farmers and cattle owners should take necessary precautionary measures because of the weather conditions. Relevant institutions should provide advance notice to the residents of flood-prone areas.

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