ISLAMABAD - Meteorological Office has forecast that Monsoon is very likely to enter its active phase from today (Tuesday) that would result widespread rains with scattered heavy falls in the country during the week.

Heavy rains are expected in Islamabad‚ Punjab‚ Khyber Pakhtunkhwa‚ northeast Balochistan and Kashmir from today to Wednesday that may generate flash flooding in the vulnerable areas.

Met Office informed that a low pressure area has developed over central parts of India which is likely to move northwestward in the next twelve hours and then it may persist over North India during the next three to four days. Under the influence of this low pressure area strong to very strong monsoon current will penetrate in North East Pakistan during the week. All concerned authorities have been advised to remain alert during the week.

As per a press statement issued by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), it has distributed about 26,000 tents among the flood-hit people in all the four provinces. According to data released by NDMA‚ 2,430 tents have been distributed in flood-hit areas of Balochistan‚ 8,800 in Sindh‚ 728 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 14,040 in Punjab.

Twelve dewatering pumps were also provided to Balochistan and Sindh.