Monsoon Rain is likely to Begin Today

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Monsoon Rain is likely to Begin Today

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Sunday, heavy rains are expected to persist in Punjab, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B), and the northeastern region of Balochistan.

Weather experts have issued warnings that these torrential rains could lead to flash floods in AJK, northeastern Balochistan, and the hilly streams of Dera Ghazi Khan within the next day or two.

Urban flooding is anticipated in the Pothohar region and upper Punjab.

Wind and thunderstorms are forecasted for Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Chakwal, Attock, Gujrat, Gujranwala, Narowal, Sialkot, Lahore, Layyah, Bhakkar, Taunsa, Rajanpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Sahiwal, Okara, Khanewal, Bahawalnagar, and Bahawalpur.

Severe rainfall also poses a risk of landslides in Murree, Galyat, Kashmir, and Gilgit-Baltistan, potentially disrupting traffic, according to the PMD. Most districts of Balochistan are expected to experience hot and humid weather.

However, rain accompanied by strong winds and thunderstorms is expected in Zhob, Barkhan, Kohlu, Sherani, Musakhel, Loralai, Khuzdar, Awaran, Lasbela, and surrounding areas, with heavy rain likely in some locations.

In Lahore on Sunday, intermittent light and heavy rainfall created a pleasant atmosphere, with temperatures dropping by approximately 12 degrees Celsius. On Monday, Lahore is expected to experience a mix of sun and clouds, with the possibility of light to heavy rain at night.

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the minimum temperatures in Lahore are anticipated to range between 22 and 33 degrees Celsius as the monsoon rain system is likely to move out of the Punjab capital by Monday.

The PMD’s Early Warning System advised residents of Karachi and other parts of Sindh to prepare for potential thunderstorms, strong winds, and lightning expected from Monday.

Karachi is forecasted to receive rain from July 8 to 10, with monsoon winds potentially bringing rainfall to districts such as Ghotki, Sukkur, Khairpur, Kashmore, Shikarpur, Dadu, and Jacobabad.

While most of the province will continue to experience hot and humid weather with the arrival of the monsoon, coastal areas like Karachi are expected to receive isolated showers. Temperatures are predicted to range between 37 to 39 degrees Celsius.

Meanwhile, the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) issued a separate alert, warning of potential floods and glacier bursts in 11 districts and instructing relevant authorities to remain vigilant.

The PDMA indicated that thunderstorms and heavy rains are expected in the mountainous areas of K-P, with the possibility of dusty winds and floods in low-lying areas.

They emphasized that rising temperatures and melting glaciers could lead to flooding.

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