Pakistan Met office issues thundershower alert from August 14

Pakistan Met office issues thundershower alert from August 14

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Saturday issued warnings of thundershower and urban flooding in various parts of the country.

In a statement, the Met Office informed a depression has developed in Arabian Sea which is likely to move towards west along Makran coast.

“Due to this weather system monsoon currents are continuously penetrating in southern parts of the country,” it added.

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Another low pressure (LPA) is likely to approach Sindh on 16th August. Under the influence of this weather system:

• Rain-wind/thundershower (with few heavy falls) is expected in Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab, Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir from 14th to 16th August with occasional gaps.

• Widespread rain-wind/thundershowers (with scattered heavy to very heavy falls) are expected in Sindh and Balochistan from 16th to 18th August with occasional gaps.

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Possible Impacts:

• Heavy Rains may generate urban flooding in Karachi, Thatta, Badin, Hyderabad, Dadu, Jamshoro, Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad and Mirpurkhas from 14th to 18th August.

• Flash flooding is expected in Qilla Saifullah, Loralai, Barkhan, Kohlu, Mosa Khel, Sherani, Sibbi, Bolan, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Awaran, Turbat, Panjgur, Pasni, Jiwani, Ormara, Gwadar and hill torrents of Dera Ghazi Khan during the forecast period from 14th to 18th August.

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• Heavy Rains may generate urban flooding in Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan, Faisalabad, Lahore and Gujranwala on 14th (night) to 16th August.

• Flash flooding is expected in local Nullahs of Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Shakargarh, Sialkot, Narowal, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Dir, Karak, Lakki Marwat, Bannu and Kashmir on 15th & 16th August.

• Rainfall may trigger landslides in Kashmir, hilly areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Galiyat, Murree, Chillas, Diamir, Gilgit, Hunza, Astore, Ghizer and Skardu during the forecast period.

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• Fisherman are advised to remain more cautious from 16th to 18th August.

• Travelers and tourists are advised to remain more cautious during the forecast period.

The met office advised all the concerned authorities to remain alert and to take necessary precautionary measure during the forecast period.

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