Season's first Monsoon rain hits parts of country, turns weather pleasant

10:56 AM | 12 Jul, 2021
Season's first Monsoon rain hits parts of country, turns weather pleasant

LAHORE – The first spell of monsoon rains Monday lashed parts of the country including Punjab and Sindh provincial capitals.

Reports in local media quoting Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said scattered to fairly wide-spread thunderstorm and downpour reported over the upper catchments of all the major Rivers along with Rawalpindi, Sargodha Gujranwala, and Lahore Divisions.

Meanwhile, partly cloudy weather is expected in the upper and central parts of the South Asian country. However, thundershowers along with wind gusts are expected in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, and Southeastern Sindh.

Soon after the downpour, many of the cities faced power-supply suspension. The Met department in Karachi said the metropolis continues to receive a mixture of heavy and light rainfall for the next two hours.

Meanwhile, the Provincial Disaster Management Authority also directed all officials of the districts to take precautionary measures for the protection of life and property of the citizens with the start of torrential rains in the country.

The Lahore metropolitan administration imposed a temporary ban on underground digging for any type of construction, putting the civic agencies on alert. The PDMA also issued a warning about the urban flooding due to heavy rains in Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala, and Faisalabad divisions from July 12 to 14.

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Past 24 Hour Rainfall (mm)

Islamabad City (Golra 55, ZP 52, Saidpur 35, Bokra 19 & A/P 09), Rawalpindi (Chaklala 42 & Shamsabad 32), Mandi Bahauddin 14, Chakwal & Mangla11, Murree 08, Jhelum 05, Lahore A/p 04, Sialkot City & Kasur 01, Kakul 33, Malam Jabba 26, Parachinar 06, Dir 02, Saidu Sharif 01, Lasbela 18, Panjgur & Kalat 05.

Sargodha 28, Sialkot (City 17, Airport 11), Gujrat, Mangla 11, Gujranwala, Garhi Dupatta 19, Muzaffarabad (City 06, Airport 04), Kakul 37

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