LAHORE  -  The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) on Saturday warned that Lahore, Sialkot, Hafizabad and Narowal are expected to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall over the next two days.

According to Regional Meteorological Centre Lahore a shallow westerly wave is affecting upper parts of the country. Moist easterly currents are also penetrating upper eastern parts of the country.

In its weather forecast report the Met office said rain-thundershower is expected at scattered places in Kashmir, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Mandi Bahauddin, Lahore, Kasur, Sheikhupura and Nankana Sahib districts, while at isolated places in Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Attock, Jhelum, Chakwal, Sahiwal, Okara and Pakpattan districts.

Dry weather is expected in all other districts of Punjab province. Isolated heavy falls are isolated places in Gujranwala and Lahore divisions during evening/night.

The PDMA said in a notification, "A strong weather system from Central India will pass between New Delhi and Lahore during Saturday evening to Monday afternoon which can cause heavy to very heavy rainfall."

Issuing a flood warning, PDMA added, "Under the influence of the aforementioned meteorological conditions, widespread thunderstorm/rain with scattered heavy falls, isolated very heavy falls and one or two extremely heavy falls are expected over the upper catchments of rivers Sutlej, Ravi and Chenab along with Gujranwala Division."

The notification further stated, "Scattered thunderstorm/ rain with isolated heavy falls is expected over the upper catchments of rivers India, Jhelum along with Rawalpindi, Lahore, Sargodha and Sahiwal divisions." Furthermore, PDMA said that “very high flood is expected” from Sunday in River Chenab at Marala and downstream, River Jhelum at Mangla, rivers Ravi and Sutlej along with associated nullahs of rivers Chenab and Ravi.

The PDMA also issued a list of immediate actions required in keeping with the flood warning.