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Canals in high flood after incessant rains in Koh-e-Suleman area

Canals in high flood after incessant rains in Koh-e-Suleman area
April 3, 2023 Web Desk

DERA GHAZI KHAN (92 News) - Canals are in a high flood after continuous rains in mountainous areas of Koh-e-Suleman as well as in Taunsa Sharif.

Rains coupled with gusty winds have caused colossal losses to the ready crop of wheat and orchards. Owing to the rains, 300,000 acres of wheat crop have been partially damaged.

The rain is continuing with intervals in different cities of Punjab and it is likely to continue till tomorrow. An alert of incessant rains has been issued in Upper Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Northern Balochistan.

On Sunday, the Met Office had predicted rain-wind and thunderstorm is expected in upper parts of the country on Monday and Tuesday. It informed that another westerly wave is likely to enter western parts of the country and likely to intensify in upper parts on Monday.

Under the influence of this weather system:

Rain-wind/thunderstorm with isolated heavy falls and hailstorm is expected in Kashmir (Neelum valley, Muzaffarabad, Poonch, Hattian, Bagh, Haveli, Sudhanoti, Kotli, Bhimber, Mirpur), Gilgit-Baltistan (Diamir, Astore, Ghizer, Skardu, Hunza, Gilgit, Ghanche, Shigar), Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Swabi, Mardan, Bajaur, Kurram, Waziristan, Kohat, Karak, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Mansehra, Buner, Kohistan, Shangla, Haripur, Abbottabad, Islamabad, Murree, Galliyat, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Khushab, Mianwali, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Kasur, Sheikhupura and Nankana Sahib from April 2 (evening/night) to April 4.

Isolated rain-wind/thunderstorm is expected in northeast Balochistan (Quetta, Zhob, Barkhan, Qila Saifullah, Qillah Abdullah) and south Punjab (Multan, DG Khan, Bahawalnagar and Sahiwal) from April 2 (evening/night) to April 3.

Possible Impacts:

Strong wind and hailstorm may cause damage to standing crops (particularly wheat crop) in the country. Farmers should irrigate the crops keeping in view the PMD forecast.

Heavy Rains may cause Flash Floods in Swabi, Mardan, Peshawar, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Dir, Swat, Kohistan, Nowshera, Waziristan, Bajur, Kurram, Kashmir on Monday and Tuesday during the forecast period.

Landslides may occur in hilly areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, Murree and Galliyat during the forecast period. Tourists are advised to remain more cautious during the forecast period.