Monsoon rains forecast to continue throughout week and diminish in Sindh from 28 July
The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast that monsoon currents continuously enter the country and are likely to move and strengthen in the upper and central parts of the country starting from July 27 (Wednesday).
More rain/storm showers (with scattered falls) are anticipated in Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Jhang, Mianwali, Khushab, Sargodha, Hafizabad, M. B Din, Sahiwal, Okara, Bhakkar, Quetta, Chaman, Harnai, Zhob, Ziarat, Barkhan, Loralai, Bolan, Kohlu, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Naseerabad, Jaffarabad, Sibbi, Dadu, Sukkur, Larkana and Jaccobabad, Layyah, Multan, Rajanpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Rahimyar Khan, Khanpur, Swat, Mansehra, Kohistan, Abbottabad, Haripur, Peshawar, Mardan, Swabi, Nowshera, Kurram, Waziristan, Kohat, Bannu, Lakki Marwat and D.I. Khan from 27th to 31st July.
The PMD warned that heavy rainfall could result in urban flooding in Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan, Faisalabad, Lahore, and Gujranwala from 27th to 31st July.
It also warned of sudden flooding in local nullahs of Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Shakargarh, Sialkot, Narowal, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Dir, Karak, Lakki Marwat, Bannu, and Kashmir from 27th to 31st July.
Whereas, in Loralai, Barkhan, Kohlu, Mosa Khel, Sherani, Sibbi, Bolan, and Dera Ghazi Khan hill torrents during the same period.
The Ravi, Jhelum, and Chenab watersheds may experience severe downpours, which could significantly increase water levels during the forecast period, according to the press release of the PMD.
Precipitation can cause landslides in Kashmir, Galiyat, Murree, Chillas, Diamir, Gilgit, Hunza, Astore, Ghizer, and Skardu during the forecast period, the PMD press release read.
It advised travelers and tourists to be more cautious throughout the forecast period.