Monsoon starts with rains in upcountry

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Monsoon starts with rains in upcountry

According to the PMD’s latest forecast, humid winds from the Arabian Sea penetrated the country’s upper regions, and as a result, rain was expected across the country between July 3 and July 8.

Rain, thunderstorms, and strong winds were predicted to start blowing in the upcountry areas on July 3 before moving into Balochistan on July 5 and Sindh on July 7 respectively.

The PMD predicted rain for the following locations starting on July 3: Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree, Gulyat, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Chitral, Swat, Mansehra, Kohistan, Abbottabad, Haripur, Peshawar, Mardan, and Swabi.

Up to July 8, “Nowshera, Kurram, Bannu, Lucky Marwat, Kohat, Sargodha, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Sialkot, Narwal, Lahore, Gujranwala, Gujarat, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Jhang, and Toba Tek Singh are all at risk for strong winds, wind and rain,” the report stated.

In addition to Dera Ismail Khan, Bannu, Karak, Waziristan, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the PMD predicted rainfall for July 5 to 8 in Balochistan’s Barkhan, Loralai, Sabi, Nasirabad, Kalat, Khuzdar, Zhob, Lasbela, and Awaran districts.

On July 7 and 8, the PMD said that rain with wind and thunder would fall in Karachi and that some regions of the metropolis would possibly experience heavy rains. It further mentioned that rain in Sindh might last through July 8.

The current wave of monsoon rain, according to the K-P authorities, could cause urban flooding in many low-lying sections of the province, as well as floods in rivers and streams, landslides in upper mountainous districts, and more.

Urban floods had been warned about by the deputy commissioners of Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Mardan, and other districts. Additionally, they were told to keep an eye on streams and rivers.

The officials had also been instructed to warn tourists in mountainous areas of the risks of flooding and landslides so that they might take measures to avoid them.

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