Heavy rains trigger flood warnings for parts of country

ISLAMABAD – Torrential rains lashed different parts of the country including the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad decreasing temperatures on one hand but causing inconvenience for the people due to flash flooding and land sliding in the vulnerable areas on the other hand.

The consistent rain although contributed to increase the water level in dams and rivers and provided relief to the citizens from the hot weather conditions but caused flash floods and damaged crops and properties in the vulnerable areas.

The torrential rains started from Tuesday afternoon and continued for a few hours with gaps as a result of a strong weather system that entered the upper and central parts of the country on Monday and will continue to impact till Wednesday.

Above normal rainfalls are dangerous which may cause urban flooding: Pakistan Meteorological Department

The rainfall recorded during the last 24 hours was Dera Ghazi Khan 67 mm, Rawalpindi (Shamsabad 60, Chaklala 34), Islamabad (Zero point 58, Saidpur 54, Golra 43, Bokra 20, Airport 15), Jhang 51, Bhakkar 50, Lahore (Chowk Nakhuda 40, Wasa Office, Lakshmi Chowk) 26, Gulshan Ravi 25, Tajpura, Farrukhabad, City 25, Upper Mall, Jail Road 22, Nishtar Town, Paniwala Talab 20, Mughalpura 19, Samanabad 18, Iqbal Town 16, Johar Town and Airport 16), Murree 39. Multan (City 36, Airport 17), Okara, Jhelum 30, Kasur 28, Khanpur 23, Gujarat 19, Attock 18, Bahawalpur (Airport, City 17), Toba Tek Singh 16, Khanewal, Mangla, Sahiwal 15, Sialkot (Airport 13, City 10), Narowal 12, Gujranwala 10, Kot Addu 06, Layyah 05, Nurpur Thal, Faisalabad 04, Joharabad, Chakwal 03, Sargodha, Hafizabad 02,Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: DI Khan (City 64, Airport 26), Kakul 40, Dir (Lower 22, Upper 14), Takht Bai, Cherat 18, Malam Jabba 13, Balakot 11, Parachinar 10, Kalam, Pattan, Saidu Sharif 09, Saidu Sharif 07, Peshawar (City 05, Airport 03), Bacha Khan (Airport 04), Mirkhani 03, Kashmir: Rawalakot 45, Muzaffarabad (Airport 32, City 26), Kotli 28, Garhi Dupatta 23, Balochistan: Barkhan 28, Zhob 20, Gilgit Baltistan: Babusar 07 , Gupis 05, Drosh, Astor 04, Hunza, Gilgit 02 and Bagrote 01 mm.

 

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