ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) –  The Meteorological Department has predicted that the summer monsoon rainfall is likely to be 10-20 percent above normal levels throughout the country, warning that torrential downpour might lead to floods in certain areas.

In a statement about the overall weather outlook for the season (July-September) on Thursday, the Met office said that the prevailing oceanic and atmospheric conditions suggestion heavy summer monsoon rainfall in Pakistan.

PMD (Pakistan Metrological Department) Director-General Dr Ghulam Rasul told a local newspaper that southern Sindh was expected to receive heavy rainfall during the monsoon.

“While this system will put an end to the long-running drought in Tharparkar, the rains will cause flooding in major urban centres,” he warned.

He added that the monsoon season is expected to start in July this year.

The Met Office has also predicted above normal rainfall in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Azad Kashmir and northeast Balochistan during the monsoon season.