Pakistan braces for more rains under new monsoon spell

07:18 PM | 9 Aug, 2022
Pakistan braces for more rains under new monsoon spell
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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Meteorological Department has forecast more monsoon rains in different parts of the country during this week which could cause flooding in the urban areas and trigger landslides in vulnerable areas.

According to the met office, monsoon currents have been continuously penetrating the atmosphere and are likely to become stronger from August 10, Wednesday.

It warned of downpour and thundershower in Kashmir, Islamabad, northeast Punjab, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, eastern Balochistan and southeastern Sindh.

Heavy rains may generate urban flooding in Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan, Faisalabad, Lahore, and Gujranwala, it said, adding that flash flooding is expected in various parts.

About the impacts, the met office said urban flooding may cause in Karachi, Thatta, Badin, Hyderabad, Dadu, Jamshoro, Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad and Mirpurkhas in Sindh and Qilla Saifullah, Loralai, Barkhan, Kohlu, Mosa Khel, Sherani, Sibbi, Bolan, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Awaran, Turbat, Panjgur, Pasni and other areas in flood hit Balochistan.

The recent alert comes as flash floods caused by abnormally heavy monsoon rains killed nearly 550 people in South Asian country over the past month, with Balochistan among the hardest hit areas.

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