Rains from Aug 23-27 to provide relief to masses

ISLAMABAD  -  Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Mon­day predicted more rains in different areas across the country from August 23-27 with occasional gaps which will provide a relief to the heat-strick­en people bearing hot and humid weather condi­tions for the last few days. 

Although, the rains will provide relief to the peo­ple by reducing the intensity of heat but will in­crease water flow in local streams and nullahs and may cause urban flooding and landslides in vulner­able areas. The moderate monsoon currents from Arabian Sea are likely to penetrate in upper parts of the country from August 22 (evening or night). 

A westerly wave was also likely to enter in these areas on August 23. Under the influence of these systems, rain/wind-thundershower with few mod­erate to heavy falls is expected. Moderate to heavy rains may cause urban flooding in low lying ar­eas of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Lahore from August 23-26 and may trigger landslides in the vulnerable areas of Murree, Galliyat, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan and hilly areas of Khyber Pakh­tunkhwa during the wet spell. Dam operators are advised to manage reservoirs levels accordingly during the wet period. The PMD advised the farm­ers to manage their activities keeping in view the weather forecast and tourists and travelers to re­main extra cautious to avoid any untoward situa­tion during the wet spell.

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