Monsoon currents with isolated gaps expected across country

The Nation  |  Sep 20, 2021

Spells of isolated rainfall is predicted across the country from Monday till Saturday. The monsoon currents will bring rain with isolated heavy falls in various parts of thr country during the coming week, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).

According to the PMD spokesperson, the monsoon currents are likely to penetrate the country from September 20 and likely to continue till September 25.

Under the influence of this system, rain-wind-thundershower with isolated heavy falls is expected in Kashmir, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Gujrat, Mandi Bahauddin, Sialkot, Narowal, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Lahore, Okara, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Mianwali, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Kohistan, Shangla, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Mardan, Charsadda, Nowshera, Dir, Chitral, Peshawar, Kohat, Waziristan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Ghizer, Astore, Diamir, Skardu, Gilgit, Hunza, Nagar, Ghanche and Kharmang) with occasional gaps from Monday to Friday.

Rain-wind-thunderstorm with isolated heavy falls is also expected in Tank, Karak, Bannu, D.I. Khan, South Punjab (Bhakkar, Layyah, Sahiwal, Bahawalnagar, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Khanpur, Khanewal, Multan), Eastern Balochistan (Kohlu, Loralai, Barkhan, Zhob, Musa Khel, Quetta, Ziarat, Kalat (and in Sindh (Karachi, Hyderabad, Mirpur Khas, Thar Parker, Umar Kot, Sanghar, Thatta, Badin, Dadu, Shaheed Benazirabad, Sukkur, Larkana) from September 23 to September 25.

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About the possible impacts, the PMD revealed that the current humid and hot weather conditions are likely to subside during the forecast period. However, the wind-storms may cause damage to the vulnerable structures.

During the last 24 hours, hot and humid weather prevailed over most parts of the country.

However, rain occurred at isolated places in upper/central Punjab, lower Sindh and upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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