PMD advises to remain alert as rain, windstorm may cause urban flooding in Sindh

Rain is expected in the country next week, but there will be occasional gaps

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Islamabad: According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the monsoon currents that sweep the country from Monday to Saturday will bring rain and isolated heavy rains throughout this period.

According to a PMD spokesperson, the monsoon current is likely to begin to infiltrate the country from the evening or evening of September 20 (Monday), and may continue until September 25 (Saturday).

Under the influence of this system, Kashmir, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Atak, Chakwal, Jhelum, Gujarat, Mandi Bahaddin, Sialkot, Naroval, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Lahore, Ocala, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Mianwali, Jhang,

Toba Tek Singh, Kohistan, Shangla, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Mardan, Charsadda, Nowshera, Dir, Chitral, Peshawar, Kohat, Waziristan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Ghizer, Astore, Diamir, Skardu, Gilgit, Hunza, Nagar, Ghanche and Kharmang) with occasional gaps from Monday to Friday.

Rain-wind-thunderstorm with isolated heavy falls is also expected in Tank, Karak, Bannu, D.I. Khan, South Punjab (Bhakkar, Layyah, Sahiwal, Bahawalnagar, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur,

Khanpur, Khanewal, Multan), Eastern Balochistan (Kohlu, Loralai, Barkhan, Zhob, Musa Khel, Quetta, Ziarat, Kalat (and in Sindh (Karachi, Hyderabad, Mirpur Khas, Thar Parker, Umar Kot, Sanghar, Thatta, Badin, Dadu, Shaheed Benazirabad, Sukkur, Larkana) from September 23 (Thursday) evening or night to September 25 (Saturday).

Regarding the possible impact, PMD revealed that the prevailing very humid and hot weather conditions may subside during the forecast period.

The storm may cause damage to fragile structures.

In the past 24 hours, the weather has been hot and humid in most parts of the country.

However, rainfall occurred in remote areas of Upper/Central Punjab, Lower Sindh and Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The rainfall recorded in the past 24 hours is Punjab: Sialkot Airport 55mm, Lahore (Gulberg 08mm, Nishtar Town 02mm), Jhelum 01mm, Sindh: Islamkot 36mm, Chacharo 07mm, Dhahali 03mm and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Cherat.09mm

The highest temperatures recorded during this period were 43 °C in Sibbi, 42 °C in Dalbandin and Nokkundi.

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