Monsoon rains likely to continue during week

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Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Tuesday has indicated chances of monsoon rains to continue this week in most parts of the country that may trigger landslides and urban flooding in the vulnerable areas. The monsoon currents are continuously penetrating in the country and likely to shift and intensify in upper and central parts of the country from July 27 (Wednesday).

Under the influence of this weather system, more rain-wind/thundershower with scattered heavy falls are expected in Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Jhang, Mianwali, Khushab, Sargodha, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Sahiwal, Okara, Bhakkar, Layyah, Multan, Rajanpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Rahimyar Khan, Khanpur, Swat, Mansehra, Kohistan, Abbottabad, Haripur, Peshawar, Mardan, Swabi, Nowshera, Kurram, Waziristan, Kohat, Bannu, Lakki Marwat and D.I. Khan from July 27-31 with occasional gaps.

More rain-wind/thundershower with few heavy falls are expected in Quetta, Chaman, Harnai, Zhob, Ziarat, Barkhan, Loralai, Bolan, Kohlu, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Naseerabad, Jaffarabad, Sibbi, Dadu, Sukkur, Larkana and Jaccobabad from 27- 31 July with occasional gaps. About the possible impacts, heavy rains may generate urban flooding in Rawalpindi,Islamabad, Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan, Faisalabad, Lahore and Gujranwala from July 27-31.

Flash flooding is also expected in local Nullahs of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Shakargarh, Sialkot.—APP

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