Pakistan

Met dept predicts more rains in southern parts of country

LAHORE: Advising authorities concerned to remain alert for a fresh spell of widespread showers, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted more rains in southern parts of the country.

On Friday, several areas in Sindh — the first province hit by the latest weather system — received moderate to high rainfall in Islam Kot (57mm), Badin (40mm), Mithi (31mm), Diplo (20mm), Chhor (16mm), Nagarparkar (14mm), Chachhro (12mm), Dahli (8mm) and Karachi (1mm). Lahore experienced heavy but scattered rain with 47mm of rainfall recorded at the Met Department’s Jail Road office.

Spokesman of Met-Office has informed that monsoon currents will start penetrating in Sindh on Saturday (today) that will produce widespread rain with isolated moderate to heavy falls in southern Sindh and eastern Balochistan till Tuesday.

Spokesman further informed that present weather system in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Kashmir has weakened. However, more monsoon rains predicted in upper parts (Upper Punjab, KP, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir) of the country during Sunday and Wednesday. Moderate to heavy falls may generate land sliding in the vulnerable areas of upper parts of the country, the met office warned.

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