Islamabad, August 23, 2022 (PPI-OT):Met Office informed that a well-marked low pressure (LPA) located over east Rajasthan (India) is likely to move northwest direction and approach Sindh tonight. Due to this strong weather system monsoon currents are penetrating in southern and upper parts of the country. Under the influence of this weather system:
More rain-wind/thundershower (with scattered heavy to very heavy falls) is expected in Sindh, south Punjab, south and north-eastern Balochistan from 23rd to 26th August with occasional gaps.
Rain-wind/thundershowers (with isolated heavy falls) are expected in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan from 23rd (night) to 26th August with occasional gaps.
Heavy Rains may generate urban flooding in Karachi, Hyderabad, Tando Jam, Thatta, Badin, Mirpurkhas, Sanghar, Khairpur, Shaheed Benazirabad, Dadu, Naushahro Feroz, Larkana, Jaccobabad and Sukkur on 24th and 25th August.
Flash flooding is expected in Qilla Saifullah, Quetta, Ziarat, Harnai, Pishin, Loralai, Barkhan, Kohlu, Dera Bugti, Jhal Magsi, Moosa Khel, Zhob, Sherani, Sibbi, Naseerabad, Bolan, Awaran, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella and hill torrents of Dera Ghazi Khan from 24th to 26th August.
Heavy Rains may generate urban flooding in Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Bahawalpur, Multan, Lahore and Gujranwala on 24th and 25th August.
Flash flooding is expected in local Nullahs of Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Dir, Karak, Lakki Marwat, Bannu and Kashmir from 24th to 26th August.
Rainfall may trigger landslides in Kashmir, hilly areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Galiyat, Murree, Chillas, Diamir, Gilgit, Hunza, Astore, Ghizer and Skardu during the forecast period.
Travellers and tourists are advised to remain cautious during the forecast period.
NOTE: All concerned authorities are advised to remain ALERT and to take necessary precautionary measure during the forecast period.
For more information, contact:
National Weather Forecasting Centre (NWFC)
Pakistan Meteorological Department
Headquarter Office, Sector H-8/2, Islamabad, Pakistan