All major rivers of Pakistan continue to run normally: FFC

Roman AhmedWeb Editor

17th Jul, 2021. 06:38 pm

The Federal Flood Commission (FFC) stated that all main rivers (Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, and Sutlej) were curving normally with no riverine flood conditions in the country.

According to the daily FFC report, the collective live storage volume of Tarbela, Mangla & Chashma basins is 4.183 MAF which is 30.95% of the total Combined Live Storage Capacity of 13.516 MAF.

Yesterday’s trough of Strong Westerly Wave over Northern parts of Iran has moved Eastwards and lies over Northern parts of Afghanistan whereas scrawny Seasonal Low lies over Northern Balochistan.

Mild moist current from the Arabian Sea is pungent into upper parts of Pakistan up to 5000 feet which is very likely to become sturdy from Sunday. Yesterday’s upper air passage over Southern parts of Mumbai (India) has become irrelevant.

For the resultant 24 hours, inaccessible thunderstorm/rain has been forecast by FFD, Lahore, over Punjab (D.G. Khan Division), Sindh, and Balochistan including upper catchments of all the main rivers.

No momentous rainfall events during the past 24 hours have been reported by FFD, Lahore except for Padidan=32 mm, Shaheed Benazirabad=16 mm, and Turbat=12 mm.

In Lahore, fairly excessive thunderstorm/rain with heavy falls at dispersed places, very heavy falls at isolated places, and extremely heavy falls at one or two places are expected over upper catchments of Rivers Indus, Kabul, Jhelum, and Chenab including Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Northern & Northeastern Punjab from Monday to Wednesday, stated FFD.

Thunderstorms/rain may take place over upper catchments of Rivers Ravi, Sutlej, and Beas during the same period.

As a result, Medium to High Flood is predicted in rivers Indus, Kabul including their branches/nullahs and Hill Torrents of D.G. Khan Division, besides, High to Very High Flood in river Jhelum (upstream Mangla reservoir) and river Chenab including its branches (local nullahs) from Tuesday.


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