Meteorologists have predicted more rain in some parts of the country

Visuals of a flooded road in Hyderabad on July 25, 2023.  -Online
Visuals of a flooded road in Hyderabad on July 25, 2023. -Online

As heavy rains and floods wreaked havoc in parts of the country, mainly Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), during the last few days, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Tuesday predicted more rains in various parts of the country on Wednesday (tomorrow).

In a statement, the meteorologist said: “Monsoon currents from the Bay of Bengal are continuously entering the central and southern parts of the country. Western wave is also present over the upper parts.

The weather office has predicted that under the influence of the weather system, rain and thundershowers are expected over Punjab, Pothohar region, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, KP and Balochistan.

It said that rain accompanied with winds and storm may occur at isolated places in upper Sindh tomorrow.

The PMD also warned that due to heavy rains on July 26, flash floods may occur in local drains in Dera Ghazi Khan, Quetta, Zhob, Qila Saifullah, Ziyarat, Barkhan, Kohlu, Sherani, Harnai, Bolan, Lorlai, Khujdar, Lasbela, Kech, Turbat, Panjgur, Awaran, Pasni, Ormara, Gwadar and surrounding areas.

Heavy rains during 26-28 July may cause flash floods in Kashmir, Dir, Swat, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner, Manshera, Abbottabad, Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

Tourists and travelers are advised to be extra cautious during rains to avoid any untoward situation.

The Met Office warned that gusty winds could damage loose structures such as power poles and solar panels and advised the public to stay in safe places during heavy rain.

It is pertinent to mention here that Surjani Town has recorded maximum rainfall of 100 mm during the last 24 hours in Karachi. Saadi Town, Gulshan-e-Maymar, University Road, North Karachi and Orangi Town received 58 mm, 54 mm, 52 mm, 51 mm and 43 mm of rain, respectively.

The Met office recorded 31 mm, 23 mm and 24 mm of rain at Jinnah Terminal, Old Airport and Gulshan-e-Hadid respectively.

In view of the moderate to heavy rains, some areas of the city including Malir Halt, Gulistan-e-Jauhar and Sharia Faisal were water-logged.

Meanwhile, heavy rains may cause water-logging in low-lying areas of Dadu, Shaheed Benazirabad, Hyderabad, Naushero Firoz, Kambar, Shahdad Kot, Sukkur, Jacobabad, Larkana as well as Karachi.

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