Heavy rain, thunderstorms expected in different parts

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KARACHI: Under strong monsoon currents, Met Office says more rains and thunderstorms, accompanied by gusty winds, are likely in Sindh, Balochistan, upper and south Punjab, parts of KP and Azad Kashmir during next 24 hours.

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said heavy to very heavy falls may generate urban flooding in Karachi, Hyderabad and Mirpurkhas divisions on Wednesday and Thursday.

It said flash flooding is also expected in the vulnerable Nullas/streams of eastern Balochistan during the period.

Met Office said the fresh wet spell is likely to prevail in Sindh and Balochistan till Friday.

Synoptic Situation:

Seasonal low lies over north Balochistan. Strong monsoon currents are penetrating southern parts of the country, while moderate currents in upper parts and Kashmir.

Next 12 hrs:

Rain-thunderstorm with gusty winds is expected at scattered places in Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad, Karachi divisions, while at isolated places in Sahiwal, Multan, Bahawalpur, D.G. Khan, Naseerabad, Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi, Hazara, Malakand, Islamabad and Kashmir.

Next 24 hrs:

Widespread rain/thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds (with isolated heavy to very heavy falls) is expected in lower Sindh (Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad, Karachi divisions), at scattered places in Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad, Kalat, Quetta, Sibbi, Zhob, Naseerabad, Bahawalpur, Multan, Sahiwal, D.G. Khan, Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Hazara divisions, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir, while at isolated places in Malakand, Peshawar divisions.

Next 48 hrs:

Widespread rain/thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds (with isolated heavy to very heavy falls) is expected in lower Sindh (Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad, Karachi divisions) and at scattered places in Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad, Kalat, Quetta, Sibbi, Zhob, Naseerabad, Bahawalpur, Multan, Sahiwal, D.G. Khan, Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Hazara, Malakand, Peshawar, Kohat divisions, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.

Past 24 Hours Weather:

Rain-thunderstorm occurred at isolated places in Rawalpindi, Lahore, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, D.G. Khan, Sahiwal, Malakand, Hazara divisions and Kashmir.

Total Rainfall (mm) during Last 24 hrs:

Punjab: Murree 44, D.G khan 32, Lahore (A/P 20, City 10), Sialkot ( A/P 12, City 02), Kasur 11, Gujranwala 05, Sahiwal, Gujrat 02, Chakwal, Faisalabad 01, KP: Pattan 18, Lower Dir 16, Balakot 12, Malamjabba 04, Saidu Sharif 02, Kashmir: Rawalakot 01.

Today’s Highest Maximum Temperatures: Sibbi, Turbat 44°C, Lasbela, Chhor, Shaheed Benazirabad 42°C. – Samaa

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Story first published: 30th August 2017

Originally Posted on SamaaNews

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