Widespread heavy rains/thunderstorm predicted in Northeast Punjab and Kashmir during next 72 hours
Islamabad, September 03, 2014 (PPI-OT): A well marked Monsoon Low Pressure Area (MLPA) is now located over Rajasthan (India) and is likely to move northward during next 24 hours. This weather system has a potential to produce heavy at times very heavy rainfall over northeast Punjab (Gujranwala.
Lahore, Rawalpindi divisions), Kashmir and adjoining areas during next 72 hours, causing flood situation in the Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej Rivers and their tributaries.
Widespread rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy at times very heavy falls are expected in Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi divisions and Islamabad during Thursday to Friday. Heavy falls may generate flash/urban flooding in the vulnerable areas.
Scattered rain/thundershowers are also expected in rest of Punjab during the period.
Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan Forecast
Widespread rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy at times very heavy falls are expected in Kashmir during Thursday to Friday. Heavy intermittent rainfall may trigger flash flooding/landslides in the vulnerable areas of Kashmir.
Isolated rain/thundershowers are also expected in Gilgit-Baltistan during Thursday to Friday.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Forecast
Scattered rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy falls are expected in upper parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Malakand, Hazara, Mardan and Peshawar divisions) during Thursday to Friday.
Scattered rain/thundershowers are expected in Sukkur and Mirpurkhas divisions on Wednesday/Thursday.
Isolated rain/thundershowers are expected in Sibbi and Naseerabad divisions on Wednesday/Thursday.
For more information, contact:
Pakistan Meteorological Department
Headquarter Office, Sector H-8/2,
Islamabad – Pakistan
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