Met Office predicts heavy rainfall

monsoon rain

ISLAMABAD: The upper regions of the country are forecasted to experience an extended period of substantial rainfall from August 14 to August 16.

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, monsoon currents originating from the Arabian Sea are projected to intrude into the upper territories of the country, including its highland areas.

It said that this development is expected to bring significant precipitation, contributing to the overall monsoon pattern.

In specific regions, notably Islamabad and Rawalpindi, there exists a likelihood of heavy rainfall accompanied by gusty winds and lightning.

The meteorological department has issued an alert for these areas, advising residents to remain cautious and prepared.

The Met Office said that cities such as Peshawar, Lahore, Murree, Gilgit, Quetta, and Gujranwala are also anticipated to witness persistent and substantial rainfall during this period, further augmenting the moisture content in these regions.

While the impending rainfall may provide much-needed relief from the prevailing heat and dry conditions, authorities have cautioned about potential flash flooding and heightened water flow in rivers in Punjab and streams in Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

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The threat of landslides is particularly pronounced in the hilly regions of Murree, Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Kashmir, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Given these imminent challenges, local administrations have been urged to take precautionary measures and ensure the safety of residents, especially those living in areas susceptible to natural hazards.

The Met Office has advised citizens to stay informed through official sources and heed any advisories or alerts issued by relevant authorities to mitigate potential risks associated with the forecasted rainfall and its associated effects.

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