Monsoon Rains Predicted to Continue in Upper Parts of Pakistan from August 2

Monsoon Rains Predicted to Continue in Upper Parts of Pakistan from August 2

Islamabad, August 2, 2023 – The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has issued a weather advisory indicating that the upper parts of the country will experience more monsoon rains from August 2, 2023.

The upcoming rains are expected to be accompanied by wind-thundershowers with isolated heavy falls in various regions.

According to the PMD, monsoon currents from the Arabian Sea are likely to penetrate the upper parts of Pakistan, resulting in increased rainfall. Additionally, a westerly wave is expected to enter these areas on August 3, further contributing to the wet weather conditions.

The affected regions include Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, Murree, Galliyat, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, and several districts in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The rain is expected to continue intermittently until August 7, with occasional breaks.

Potential Impacts and Advisories:

1. Local Nullahs and Streams: Heavy rains may lead to an increase in water flow in local Nullahs and streams in areas such as Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner, Manshera, Abbottabad, Rawalpindi, and Islamabad from August 4 to August 7.

2. Urban Flooding: The possibility of urban flooding in low-lying areas of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Gujranwala, and Lahore has been highlighted during the wet spell from August 4 to August 7. Residents are advised to take precautions and stay at safe places.

3. Landslides: The hilly areas of Murree, Galliyat, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, and parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are susceptible to landslides during heavy rains. Travelers and residents in these regions are urged to be cautious and vigilant.

4. Agricultural Activities: Farmers are advised to take the weather forecast into account and manage their agricultural activities accordingly.

5. Tourists and Travelers: Tourists and travelers are advised to exercise extra caution during the wet spell to avoid any untoward situations.

6. Structural Damage: Wind-thunderstorms during the rainy period may cause damage to loose structures such as electric poles and solar panels.

The general public is advised to stay indoors and avoid unnecessary outdoor activities during periods of wind-storms, lightning, and heavy rains to ensure their safety.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department will continue to monitor the weather conditions and provide updates as needed. Residents are encouraged to stay tuned to local weather reports and official advisories to stay informed about the changing weather patterns in their respective areas.

The authorities are also taking necessary precautions to respond to any emergencies that may arise due to the monsoon rains and ensuring that relief efforts are ready to be deployed if required.

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