Urban flooding alert issued for Punjab, KP and Balochistan as heavy rain hits Lahore
Heavy rains can cause urban flooding in low-lying areas: PMD
says currents from the Arabian Sea are affecting the country.
In addition, on July 9 there will be heavy rains in several places in Karachi.
On Wednesday, Pakistan’s Metrological Department (PMD) issued an urban flood warning for many areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Punjab and Balochistan due to the highest rainfall in decades.
The Met Office recently issued a new weather alert warning that heavy rains could cause urban flooding in the low-lying regions of Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Attock, Kohat, Peshawar, Bannu, Kark, DI Khan, Kasur, Okara, Kohlu, Sibbi, Barkhan, Zhob, Musakhel and elsewhere. Landslides were reported in steep areas.
Wet currents from the Arabian Sea are entering the upper and central parts of the country, according to the meteorological office. It was said that the wet currents of the Bay of Bengal are also affecting the upper and central regions of the country.
According to the PMD, a wave from the west is also affecting the upper and central regions of the country.
The meteorologist is also forecasting rains today in GB, KP, Islamabad, Pothohar region, upper and central Punjab and northeastern Balochistan.
Isolated heavy rains are also forecast in Kashmir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, the Pothohar region and central Punjab during this time period. The PMD forecast extremely hot and muggy weather in other parts of the country.
In addition, rain is forecast on Thursday in Ka, GB, KP, Islamabad, Pothohar region, Punjab and northeastern Balochistan.
This morning temperatures were recorded in several major cities:
In Islamabad and Quetta, temperatures of twenty-five degrees Celsius were experienced, twenty-four in Lahore, thirty-one in Karachi, twenty-eight in Peshawar, sixteen in Gilgit, fourteen in Murree and twenty-two in Muzaffarabad.
Karashiites! Prepare for the monsoon rains.
Sindh PMD chief meteorologist Sardar Sarfaraz predicted in an interview with Geo News a day earlier that Karachi will likely receive its first round of monsoon rains later this week.
The official reported that from July 7 to 8, the city will experience occasional light to moderate rainfall. On July 9, some areas may experience heavy downpours.
Sarfaraz says Sindh is likely to see monsoon-related winds now over India on the night of July 6 or the morning of July 7.
He predicted that the temperature will decrease by 1 to 2 degrees Celsius starting tomorrow, which will decrease the intensity of the heat.
Currently, the city is experiencing a sea wind that could