Heavy rain to continue till Friday

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Islamabad

Heavy rain would continue for next two days till Friday in twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi including upper and Central Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, Multan and in most areas of the country, said Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Spokesman Dr Zaheer Babar on Wednesday.

In an interview, he said urban flooding would occur in Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Peshawar and Faisalabad, Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin during the week.

He said heavy rains may trigger landslides in the vulnerable areas of Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa.

PMD spokesman further informed that heavy rain may generate flash flooding in Local/Barsati Nullahs of Sialkot, Narowal, hill torrents of Dera Ghazi Khan, Balochistan, Shangla, Buner, Batgram, Upper Swat, Kohistan and Kashmir.

More rain-wind/thundershower is expected in Islamabad, Kashmir, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, Balochistan and Sindh during next 24 hours.

According to Met office Islamabad, heavy falls are also expected in south Punjab, lower Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, upper Sindh and northeast Balochistan at scattered places during the period.

A strong Monsoon currents from Bay of Bengal are penetrating in upper and lower parts of the country. A shallow westerly wave is also present over upper parts of the country.—INP

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