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New spell of rain to enter Pakistan from today

New spell of rain to enter Pakistan from today
March 10, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – A new system of rain will be entered into Pakistan from today (Tuesday) and will produce rain for two to three days from tomorrow (Friday). According to the Met Office, it forecasted more rainfall in Upper and Central parts of the country from tomorrow. The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has informed that a strong westerly weather system is likely to enter in Pakistan on Tuesday (today) evening that will produce more rains for two to three days (Wednesday-Friday). Widespread rain and wind or thunderstorm with (snowfall over the hills) is expected in all districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Islamabad, Punjab, under the influence of this weather system. Hail storm is also expected at few places during the wet spell. Rain and wind-thunderstorm (with isolated heavy falls) is also expected in Quetta, Zhob, Pishin, Harnai, Qila Abdullah, Qila Saifullah, Panjgur, Ziarat, Kalat, Mastung from Tuesday evening to Thursday, while in Sukkur, Larkana, Jacobabad, Shikarpur and Shaheed Benazirabad on Tuesday evening and Wednesday, according to the weather department. According to the forecast dust storm is also expected in lower Sindh including Karachi during the period. Moreover, heavy rain with intermittent thundershowers is also expected in Kashmir, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Peshawar, Mardan, Islamabad and Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Dera Ghazi khan and Faisalabad districts on Wednesday and Thursday. Heavy rainfall can generate flash flooding and may trigger landslides in vulnerable areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, North Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir and hill torrents of Dera Ghazi Khan from Wednesday night to Friday. The met office has advised all concerned authorities to take precautionary measures during the forecast period to avoid any loss of life or damage to property. Earlier, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has declared extreme weather emergency as torrential rains wreak havoc across the province on Sunday. At least 22 people have been killed and several injured in rain-related incidents across K-P. In its report, the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) issued on Saturday said at least 57 houses have been caved and majority of deaths have been caused due to house-collapse incidents. In order to provide shelter and food to the citizens during the cold wave, expected to continue for the next seven days, the provincial government invoked power under Section 16(A)(i) of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) Act 2010 to declare weather emergency from March 7 to 14. During the emergency, the deputy commissioners have been instructed to reactivate temporary Panagah i.e. shelter homes in areas hit by torrential rains, heavy snow and a drop in temperature.