KARACHI:The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted heavy rain in several parts of the country from Friday (today) to Sunday.
According to the Met Department, rain is being forecast in Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Murree, Galliat, Islamabad and other parts of Pothohar region today. Heavy rain is also expected in areas of Punjab including Lahore, Sialkot, Attock and Gujranwala.
The Met Department added that rain would also lash in Sibi, Kalat, Lasbela, Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala and Lahore. The low-laying areas would be inundated and it is also being feared that weak infrastructure would be damaged in the torrential rains.
All the concerned departments have been directed to remain alert throughout the rainy weather. Meanwhile, the western winds also entered the upper parts of the country and heavy rain is expected in Karachi, Hyderabad and other parts of Sindh. The low-laying areas of Sujawal, Umar Kot and Tharparkar would be inundated in result of heavy rains.
The weather also turned pleasant in Rawalpindi and Islamabad as rain lashed in the twin cities in the wee hours on Friday. In Rawalpindi and Islamabad, 30 mm rain was recorded by the Met Department.
The Met Department has also warned of land-sliding in Murree, Galliat and parts of Kashmir and Hazara division.