Islamabad: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Sunday advised all provincial and federal authorities to remain on “Alert” as the active phase of Monsoon season has been predicted to prevail in the next week.
The Bureau of Meteorology notified in the monsoon warning issued here that the monsoon may continue to be active next week.
The Forecast alert mentioned that rain-wind and thundershowers were predicted in upper and central parts from weekend. The Met Office informed that strong monsoon currents were likely to penetrate northeastern parts of the country from weekend perpetrating the monsoon active phase.
Rain-wind-thundershower (with few heavy falls at time) was 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, Bhakkar and Layyah.
Rain-wind-thundershowers (with few heavy falls at time) was expected in Dir, Swat, Buner, Kohistan, Shangla, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Mardan, Swabi, Charsadda, Nowshera, Peshawar, Waziristan, Kurrum, Bannu, Kohat, Lakki Marwat, Tank, Karak and Dera Ismail Khan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Ghizer, Astore, Diamer, Skardu, Gilgit, Hunza Nagar, Ghanche and Kharmang) .
Rain/wind-thundershower (with isolated heavy falls) was also expected in Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Multan, Khanewal, Sahiwal, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur and Rahim Yar Khan, Sibbi, Kohlu, Loralai, Barkhan, Sukkar, Jaccobabad, Tharparker, Sanghar and Mirpurkhas from Monday (evening/night) till Wednesday.
It warned that from Monday to Wednesday (next week), heavy rains may trigger flash floods and cause landslides in vulnerable areas such as Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunwa.
The Bureau of Meteorology also stated that during the forecast period, the storm may cause devastating effects.
In addition, PMD also predicts that the water shortage pressure prevailing in rain-fed areas is
During this period, the reservoir may recede and the reservoir will improve. However, it added that during humid weather, the prevailing hot and humid weather conditions may subside.