PMD warns of urban flooding as intense monsoon rains to begin across Pakistan

Rains may impact daily routines, with potential flooding and landslides, says met office

News Desk July 11, 2024

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecasted an escalation in monsoon activities across various parts of the country starting from today.

The incoming monsoon currents from the Arabian Sea are expected to particularly affect Sindh and eastern Balochistan initially, before expanding to upper and central regions from 11th to 15th July.

In Azad Jammu and Kashmir, heavy rainfalls accompanied by thunderstorms are anticipated from 11th to 16th July. Islamabad and Punjab are also bracing for significant downpours with potential heavy falls around Islamabad, Rawalpindi, and Murree, among others, during the same period.

The weather conditions in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa will mirror those of the northern areas with expected rains and thunderstorms across multiple districts from 11th to 15th July. However, Balochistan will experience mainly hot and humid weather, with rain forecasted only in its eastern parts around mid-July.

The met office also highlighted risks of urban flooding in northeastern Punjab, and landslides in hilly regions such as Murree, Galliyat, and AJK due to heavy rainfall.

Authorities have been put on high alert, with advisories for farmers, travellers, and tourists to take necessary precautions during this period.


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