More monsoon Rains/wind-thunderstorm predicted in Northern half of the Country from Wednesday to Saturday

Islamabad, August 06, 2019 (PPI-OT): Met office informed that a well marked monsoon low pressure has formed over North Bay of Bengal and its adjoining areas. Moderate monsoon currents from Bay of Bengal are likely to penetrate upper parts of the country on Wednesday, expected to intensify during Thursday and Friday. Under the influence of this weather system:

Widespread rains/wind-thunderstorm is expected in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad divisions, Islamabad and Kashmir, while at scattered places in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from Wednesday (evening/night) to Saturday.

Isolated rains/wind-thunderstorm is also expected in Multan, D.G.Khan, Sahiwal, Bahawalpur divisions from Wednesday (evening/night) to Saturday.

Isolated moderate to heavy falls are also expected in Hazara, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Faisalabad divisions, Islamabad and Kashmir on Thursday and Friday.

Note: Heavy falls may generate flash flooding in Hazara, Malakand, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, D.G.Khan divisions and Kashmir, while urban flooding in Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad divisions during Thursday and Friday. Possibility of landslide in Malakand, Hazara divisions, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir cannot be ruled out during the period.

All concerned authorities are advised to remain ALERT and take precautionary measures during the forecast period.

For more information, contact:
National Weather Forecasting Centre (NWFC)
Pakistan Meteorological Department
Headquarter Office, Sector H-8/2,
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9250360
Fax: +92-51-9250368
Email: pmd@pmd.gov.pk
Website: www.pmd.gov.pk