More rains predicted as another LPA approaching

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Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has warned the concerned authorities to take precautionary measures in wake of more rains during the coming days due to another low pressure area (LPA) approaching Sindh from August 23.

The LPA over upper Sindh was likely to weaken during the next 12 hours while another LPA was likely to approach Sindh from August 23.

Due to this weather system, monsoon currents were penetrating in upper and southern parts of the coun-try.

Under the influence of this weather system, rain-wind/thundershower with isolated heavy falls is expected in northeastern parts of Balochistan from August 20-22 while in Sindh on August 20 with occasional gaps. Rain-wind/thundershowers with isolated heavy falls are expected at scattered places in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Kashmir and Gilgit- Baltistan from August 20-23 with occasional gaps.

More rain-wind/thundershower with few heavy falls is expected in Sindh, south Punjab, south and north-eastern Balochistan on August 23 and 24.

About the possible impacts, the PMD revealed that heavy rains may generate urban flooding in Sukkur, Dadu, Lar-kana, Jacobabad and Shaheed Benazirabad on Au-gust 19 and 20. Heavy rains may generate urban flooding in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Mirpurkhas, Shaheed Benazirabad, Dadu and Suk-kur on August 23 and 24.

Flash flooding is expected in Qilla Saifullah, Lora-lai, Barkhan, Kohlu, Mosa Khel, Sherani, Sibbi, Bolan, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbela and hill torrents of Dera Ghazi Khan on August 19or 20 and from August 22-24. —APP

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