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Another rain spell starting from Monday 19th of July (Video and Text)

ISLAMABAD: The Meteorological Department forecast more rain-wind thundershower in upper and central parts of the country from Monday.

Strong monsoon currents are likely to penetrate in upper parts of the country from Monday (evening/night) and may persist till Wednesday.
Rain-wind-thundershower (with very heavy/torrential rain) in Kashmir, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Gujrat, Mandi Bahauddin, Sialkot, Narowal, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Lahore, Sheikhupura, Kasur, Okara, Faisalabad, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Sargodha, Mianwali, Khushab, Dir, Swat, Buner, Kohistan, Shangla, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Mardan, Swabi, Charsadda, Nowshera, Peshawar, Waziristan, Kurrum, Bannu, Kohat, Lakki Marwat, Tank, Karak , Dera Ismail Khan and Gilgit-Baltistan (Ghizer, Astore, Diamer, Skardu, Gilgit, Hunza Nagar, Ghanche and Kharmang) from Sunday (evening/night) to Wednesday.
Rain/wind-thundershower (with isolated heavy falls) is expected in Bhakkar, Layyah, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Multan, Khanewal, Sahiwal, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Sibbi, Naseerabad, Jaffarabad, Kohlu, Loralai, Barkhan, Zhob, Musa Khel, Quetta, Ziarat, Harnai, Qila Saifullah, Qila Abdullah, Larkana, Sukkur, Jaccobabad, Tharparker, Sanghar, Umerkot and Mirpurkhas from Monday (evening) to Thursday.
Torrential 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 hill torrents of Dera Ghazi Khan from Monday to Wednesday.
Urban flooding in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Kasur, Faisalabad, Peshawar and Nowshera during the period.
Torrential rains may trigger landslides in the vulnerable areas of Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from Monday to Wednesday. Meanwhile, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah recently chaired a meeting of rain emergency and ordered to cancel leaves of all the employees of district administration, police, local bodies and other essential staff. He also directed the Chief Secretary to set up a Rain Emergency Cell at his office for necessary coordination.
DG PDMA Salman Shah told the meeting that Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) issued Outlook for Monsoon 2021 (July to September) under which rainfall was expected to remain near to normal during July to September 2021. He said that area weighted normal rainfall of Pakistan during July to September was 140.8 mm.
The impact of the flash flooding in hill torrents of Sindh cannot be ruled out, the meeting was told. Due to extreme hydro-meteorological events over catchments, riverine floods may occur.
It was pointed out that above normal temperatures in high altitudes were likely to increase the rate of snow-melt in the northern areas, subsequently increasing the chances of base flow in the Upper Indus basin.

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Anum Mashkoor

Anum Mashkoor is writing for Newspakistan.tv since Sept 2018, particularly on Environment-related matters.