Sunday, January 29, 2023

Heavy rain predicted in Northern Punjab, Dera Ghazi Khan during this week

Heavy rain predicted in Northern Punjab, Dera Ghazi Khan during this week

LAHORE (92 News) – The Met Office has predicted heavy rain and thundershower in upper and central parts of the country during the week.

It informed that strong monsoon currents are continuously penetrating in upper parts of the country and likely to continue during the week. Under the influence of this weather system:

Rain-wind-thundershower (with isolated heavy falls) is expected in Kashmir, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Gujrat, Mandi Bahauddin, Sialkot, Narowal, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Lahore, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Mianwali, Kohistan, Shangla, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Mardan, Charsadda, Nowshera, Dir, Chitral, Peshawar, Kohat, Tank and Karak with occasional gaps from Monday to Friday.

Rain/wind-thundershower is expected in Gilgit-Baltistan (Ghizer, Astore, Diamir, Skardu, Gilgit, Hunza, Nagar, Ghanche and Kharmang), Bannu, DI Khan, Bhakkar, Layyah, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Sahiwal, Barkhan, Kohlu, Sibbi and Zhob from Tuesday to Thursday.

Possible Impacts:

Heavy rains may generate flash flooding in Local/Barsati Nullahs of Shangla, Buner, Batgram, Mansehra, Balakot, Abbottabad, Swat, Kohistan, Mardan, Charsadda, Kohat, Kashmir, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Sialkot, Narowal and DG Khan from Monday to Thursday. There is danger of urban flooding in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Faisalabad and Peshawar during the period.

Heavy downpour may trigger landslides in the vulnerable areas of Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa from Monday to Thursday.