New rain spell can trigger sudden floods in nullahs, rivers

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With the temperature in the twin cities falling to 33 degrees, more rain with hail has been forecast from Monday (today) which will last till Wednesday.

According to the Met Office’s advisory, the new rainstorm could cause landslides in the vulnerable areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Galyat, Kashmir, and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Heavy falls can cause sudden flooding in the nullahs and rivers of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, and north-eastern Baluchistan, it said, adding that windstorms could damage loosened structures. Travellers were cautioned to be extremely careful during the forecast period and to avoid unnecessary travel.

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A strong meteorological system may enter the upper and central areas of the country on Monday. Under the influence of this weather system, widespread rain and strong winds with isolated hailstorms are expected in Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Chitral, Dir, Swat, Buner, Shangla, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Swabi, Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan, Charsadda, Bajaur, Mohmand, Khyber, Kurram, Kohat, Lakki Marwat, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, and Waziristan), Punjab (Rawalpindi, Murree, Galyat, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mianwali, Sargodha, Khushab, Bhakkar, Layyah, Dera Ghazi Khan, Hafizabad, Faisalabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Sheikhupura, Okara, Kasur, Sahiwal, Pakpattan, Bahawalnagar and Multan ), Kashmir (Bhimber, Kotli, Mirpur, Poonch, Bagh, Haveli, Hattian, Muzaffarabad, and Neelum Valley), Gilgit-Baltistan (Astore, Ghizer, Gilgit, Diamer, Hunza, and Skardu) and northeast Balochistan (Zhob, Sherani, Musa Khel, Kohlu and Barkhan).

Winds and rain are anticipated in Sukkur, Larkana, Kashmore, Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Shaheed Benazirabad, Dadu, Jamshoro, Hyderabad, Karachi, Dera Bugti, Jaffarabad, Naseerabad, Lasbela, and Khuzdar from June 21 (evening/night) to June 22.

In the meantime, 4mm of rain was recorded in Shamsabad, 5mm at Chaklala in Rawalpindi while 4mm was recorded in Zero Point, 11mm in Saidpur, and 4mm in Bokra and 7mm in Golra in Islamabad.

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