Heavy rains to hit most parts of country from today

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Meteorological Department has advised the relevant authorities to
remain alert during upcoming heavy monsoon rains starting from Thursday in different parts of the country.

According to an advisory issued by the department, moist currents from Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal are likely to enter the upper parts of the country from Thurs-day, which may intensify and expand to the southern parts by the end of this week, Radio Pakistan reported.

The advisory further said that under the influence of the system, rain-windstorm or thundershower is expected in Islamabad, Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Swat, Mansehra, Kohistan, Abbottabad, Haripur, Peshawar, Mardan, Swabi, Nowshera, Rawalpindi, Murree, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Sargodha, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahuddin, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Okara, Sahiwal and Bahawalnagar from Thursday to Monday.

Downpour may generate urban flooding in Islamabad, Lahore, Gujranwala from Saturday to Monday, warns Met Office

About possible impact of rain, the Met Office also warned that heavy rain falls may generate urban flooding in different parts of the country, including Is-lamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Sialkot, and Faisalabad from Saturday to Monday. It also advised fishermen to remain careful due to rough sea conditions dur-ing this time-span.

It is pertinent to mention that the advisory also warned the travellers and tourists to remain extra cautious during the forecast period.

Meanwhile, keeping in view of this situation, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has directed all federal, provincial ministries, and their subordi-nate agencies, including provincial, Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and District Disaster Management authorities to take timely and precautionary measures to deal with any emergency.

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