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PMD predicts more rain from Wednesday to Friday in Pakistan

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

10th Mar, 2020. 09:26 am
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PMD predicts more rains with thunderstorms in coming days

A strong westerly weather system is likely to enter in Pakistan on Tuesday evening that will produce more rain for 2-3 days (Wednesday-Friday).

According to the press release issued by Pakistan Meteorological Department, under the influence of this weather system:

Widespread rain/wind thunderstorm with (snowfall over the hills) is expected in all districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Islamabad, and Punjab from Wednesday to Friday. A hail storm is also expected at few places during the period.

Rain wind-thunderstorm (with isolated heavy falls) is also predicted in Quetta, Zhob, Pashin, 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.

A dust storm is also expected in lower Sindh including Karachi during the period.

Heavy rain with intermittent thundershowers is also expected in Kashmir, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Peshawar, Mardan, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Dera Ghazi Khan and Faisalabad districts on Wednesday and Thursday.

PMD forecasts heavy rainfall can generate flash flooding and may trigger landslides in the vulnerable areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, North Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir and hill torrents of Dera Ghazi Khan from Wednesday (night) to Friday.

All concerned authorities are advised to take precautionary measures during the forecast period to avoid any loss of life/damage to property.

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