Rain predicted to go on for two days

MET has predicted scattered thunderstorms and rain in various parts of the country for the next two days.


Express July 26, 2010

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: Rain on Monday disrupted the flow of traffic in Nepa Chorangi, Saddar, Nazimabad and Pak Colony areas of Karachi.

Electricity supply to various areas has also been suspended, while the metrological department has predicted that the rain system will continue till Wednesday.

In addition, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) forecasted scattered thunderstorm rains in Punjab and Islamabad during the next 24 to 36 hours.

According to MET analysis, a low pressure area is lying over North Bay of Bengal and under the influence of this system, strong monsoon currents are expected to penetrate into Pakistan from today.

This low pressure area is likely to approach southern parts of the country on Tuesday which will cause scattered rains during the next 24 to 48 hours.

In Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, scattered thunderstorms and rain is expected during the next two days. Thundershower may also occur at scattered places in Southeastern Sindh and eastern parts of Balochistan during the next 24 hours.

According to Flood Forecasting Division's report, River Kabulat Nowshera is in medium flood, while River Indus at Chashma, Taunsa, Guddu and River Ravi at Balloki are in low flood.

The rainfall recorded during the last 24 hours was Kotli - 55 mm, Jhelum - 30 mm, Shinkiari - 21 mm, Mangla - 9 mm, Mandibahauddin - 5 mm, Chhor, Mithi and Muzaffarabad - 3 mm each and Parachinar - 2 mm.

COMMENTS (3)

akhtar | 11 years ago | Reply I think a big factor is people constructing houses and other buildings on drainage lines, thus ceasing the exit for the rain drainage. Encroachments consisting of such construction are mostly by the poor section of the society . However, arrangemtns during rain having been improving and hopefully can further improve.
Syed A. Mateen | 11 years ago | Reply It was the duty of the planners to make proper drainage system right from the very beginning so that rain water should have not accumulated on the roads and streets, but this was not done at the first instance. Now every year during the monsoon season people suffer a lot. Some die due to collapse of dangerous buildings and other die due to fall of old electricity wires on the roads and streets. We do not learn from our experiences. Neither there is any proper maintenance system in the country nor awareness among the people how to save precious human lives. The cycle of birth and death will continue, as the planners think that this is a natural process. When children are born, people are also supposed to die to balance the equation. May God give wisdom to every one to feel that many people in the country only die due to lack of proper system which should have been introduced long time back.
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