Met Office forecasts new monsoon spell across the country


ISLAMABAD, August 30 (TNS): Met Office forecasted that Pakistan would be witnessing new spell of monsoon rains from Wednesday to Saturday.

According to Met Office statement, Thunderstorms are expected in parts of lower Sindh, Punjab, Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and other areas.

All concerned authorities have been advised to take necessary precautionary measures during the period as Met Office predicted strong monsoon currents to continue in southern parts of the country, while moderate currents in upper parts and Kashmir from Tuesday to Friday.

There will be widespread rains in Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad, Karachi divisions, Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad, Kalat, Quetta, Sibbi, Zhob and Naseerabad. These rains can case urban flooding in Karachi, Hyderabad and Mirpur Khas divisions.

Moreover, rains will hit areas of Punjab including Bahawalpur, Multan, D.G. Khan, Sahiwal, Hazara, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Sargodha and Lahore, Islamabad from Wednesday to Thursday. As far as Friday and Saturday are concerned, thunderstorms will happen in Hazara, Malakand, Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, D.I. Khan, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala and Lahore divisions, Islamabad, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.

Flash flooding is expected to occur in vulnerable nullas and streams of eastern Balochistan, according to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).