Fresh Spell of Monsoon Rains in Pakistan Predicted from August 23

Fresh Spell of Monsoon Rains in Pakistan Predicted from August 23

Islamabad, August 22, 2023 – The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has issued a weather alert, forecasting a fresh spell of monsoon rains with occasional breaks, set to affect various parts of the country from August 23 to 27.

According to the Met Office, moderate monsoon currents originating from the Arabian Sea are expected to penetrate the upper regions of Pakistan starting the evening of August 22. Additionally, a westerly wave is poised to enter these areas on August 23. These weather systems will bring the following conditions:

Regions Affected: Expect rain, wind, and thundershowers (with occasional moderate to heavy falls) in several areas, including Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, Murree, Galliyat, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, and numerous other cities and districts across the country.

Duration: The spell of rain and thundershowers is predicted to last from August 23 to August 27, with intermittent dry periods.

Possible Impacts: This spell may lead to increased water flow in local nullahs (streams) in many regions, potentially causing urban flooding in low-lying areas. Furthermore, landslides are a concern in hilly areas. Hill torrents are expected in Dera Ghazi Khan and neighboring areas of northeast Balochistan on August 25 and 26.

Reservoir Management: Dam operators are advised to carefully manage reservoir levels during this period.

Thunderstorms Expected in Southern Punjab and Eastern Sindh on August 21

Weather Conditions: The prevailing hot and humid conditions are expected to subside during this wet spell.

Agricultural Activities: Farmers are advised to plan their activities according to the weather forecast.
Tourist and Traveler Advisory: Tourists and travelers are urged to exercise caution during this wet spell to avoid any unforeseen situations.

Structural Concerns: Loose structures, such as electric poles and solar panels, may be vulnerable to damage from wind and thunderstorms.

General Safety: The general public is advised to stay in safe locations during periods of windstorms, lightning, and heavy rains.

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This weather alert is crucial for residents, farmers, tourists, and authorities to prepare and take necessary precautions during the upcoming monsoon spell. The PMD will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as needed to ensure the safety of the public and property.