“Heavy to very heavy” rains in Karachi from July 14 to 17

Commuters cross a road flooded with rainwater in Karachi. — AFP/File
  • According to PMD, the rains will also hit Balochistan and South Punjab.
  • PMD warns of urban flash floods in Karachi and other cities.
  • Advise travelers and tourists to remain cautious during the forecast period.

KARACHI: Following the first wave of monsoon rains in Sindh, which ravaged the provincial capital and crippled life due to water pooling on the roads, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has warned of “heavy to very heavy” rains from July 14 to July 17.

The PMD, in a press statement, informed the masses that the monsoon currents from the Bay of Bengal are continuously entering the upper and central parts of the country, while another strong monsoon low pressure (LPA) area is likely. to approach Sindh on July 14 (Thursday).

The PMD further said that the rains will not only hit Sindh but will also affect Balochistan and South Punjab.

“Under the influence of this weather system, more widespread intermittent rain-winds/thunderstorms are expected in Karachi, Hyderabad Thatta, Badin, Shaheed Benazirabad, Dadu, Tharparkar, Umerkot, Sanghar, Mirpurkhas, Mithi, Jamshoro, Nosheroferoze, Larkana, Jaccobabad, Ghotki, Sukkur, Khairpur, Shikarpur, Qambar Shahdadkot, Kashmore, Zhob, Ziarat, Barkhan, Loralai, Bolan, Kohlu, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Awaran, Naseerabad, Jaffarabad, Jhal Magsi, Dera Bugti, Sibbi, Panjgur, Turbat and Pasni from July 14 to 17.

He said more intermittent rain-wind/thunderstorm showers (with isolated heavy downpours) are expected in Islamabad, Kashmir, Swat, Mansehra, Kohistan, Abbottabad, Haripur, Peshawar, Mardan , Swabi, Nowshera, Kurram, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Kohat, Mianwali, Sargodha, Hafizabad, MB Din, Rawalpindi, Murree, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sheikhupura , Faisalabad, Jhang, Sahiwal, Okara, Bhakkar, Layyah, Multan, Rajanpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Rahimyar Khan and Khanpur from 13th to 15th July with occasional intervals.

Projected urban flash floods

PMD warned that torrential rains could generate urban flooding in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Shaheed Benazirabad, Jamshoro, Mirpurkhas, Dadu, Umer Kot, Jaccobabad, Larkana, Sukkur, Awaran, Panjgur and Turbat from July 14-17 .

Meanwhile, Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan, Faisalabad, Lahore and Gujranwala are likely to be affected by urban floods from July 13-14.

“Flash floods are also expected in local nullahs of Kithar, Bolan, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Barkhan, Naseerabad, Kohlu, Zhob, Sibbi range and torrents of Dera Ghazi Khan hills from July 14 to 16, and in Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Dir and Kashmir on July 13-14,” the press release read.

The PMD said the rainfall could trigger landslides in Kashmir, Galiyat, Murree, Chillas, Diamir, Gilgit, Hunza, Astore and Skardu during the forecast period.

“Travelers and tourists are advised to remain cautious during the forecast period. All relevant authorities are advised to remain vigilant and take necessary precautionary measures during the forecast period.”

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