PMD indicates transition from Summer to Autumn

Rain likely in various parts

Rain spell will decrease night temperatures significantly 

ISLAMABAD   -  A Westerly wave, likely to enter upper parts of the country on Sunday, will bring rain in various parts of the country during the next few days, indicating transition from Summer season to Autumn.

According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the rain spell will decrease night temperatures significantly in the upper parts of the country and the day temperatures mildly. Rain-wind-thunderstorm (isolated heavy falls) with light snowfall over high mountains are expected in Chitral, Dir, Swat, Malakand, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir from Sunday evening or night to Tuesday.

Rain-wind-thunderstorm is expected in Haripur, Swabi, Mardan, Nowshera, Peshawar, Charsadda, Bajaur, Kurram, Kohat, Mianwali, Khushab, Sargodha, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mandi Bahauddin, Hafizabad, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sialkot, Narowal and Lahore from Sunday evening or night and Monday.

Wind-thunderstorms are also expected in Central and South Punjab during Sunday evening or night and Monday. About the possible impacts, the PMD indicated that the weather conditions are likely to transit from Summer to Autumn in upper parts.

Day temperatures would be mild in upper parts of the country, while night temperatures are expected to fall gradually in coming days.

Windstorm may cause damage to vulnerable structures in upper or central parts of the country. The met office has advised all authorities concerned to remain alert during the forecast period.

IRSA releases 117,533 cuseces water

Indus River System Authority (IRSA) Friday released 117,533 cusecs water from various rim stations with inflow of 101,742 cusecs.

According to the data released by IRSA, water level in the Indus River at Tarbela Dam was 1511.99 feet, which was 119.99 feet higher than its dead level of 1392 feet. Water inflow and outflow in the dam was recorded at 56,000 and 55,000 cusecs respectively.

The water level in the Jhelum River at Mangla Dam was 1183.80 feet, which was 133.08 feet higher than its dead level of 1050 feet whereas the inflow and outflow of water was recorded at 13,209 and 30,000 cusecs respectively.

The release of water at Kalabagh, Taunsa and Sukkur was recorded at 74,387, 85,410 and 46,705 cusecs respectively.

Similarly, from the Kabul River a total of 12,900 cusecs was released at Nowshera and 19,633 cusecs from the Chenab River at Marala.

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