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October 15, 2019
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Heavy rains to generate more floods in Gilgit Baltistan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Meteorological Department predict that Heavy rains may generate flash flooding and urban flooding in Giligi Baltistan and some areas of Punjab.

Strong monsoon currents are likely to penetrate in upper parts of Pakistan during next 3-4 days that may interact with westerly wave over upper Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (Malaknd, Hazara, Mardan, and Peshawar divisions), Upper FATA (Baujor, Mahmond, Khyber, Orakzai and Kurram Agencies), Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala and Lahore divisions),Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan from Sunday to Tuesday. Widespread rains with scattered heavy at times very heavy falls over the areas are expected during the period.

Pakistan Meteorological  Department valso predict that strong monsoon currents are likely to penetrate in southern parts of the country from Monday to Thursday.

Widespread rains with scattered heavy at times very heavy falls in Sindh (Sukkar, Larkana, Karachi, Hyderabad and Mirpur Khas divisions), Southern Punjab (D.G.Khan, Multan and Bahawalpur divisions), Eastern Balochistan(Zhob, Sibbi and Nasirabad divisons) and Southern KP (D.I. Khan division) during Monday to Thursday.

During next 4-5 days severe weather system is likely to persist in GB and Chitral, having potential to produce Glacial Lake Outbrust Flood (GLOF).

Chief meteorologist warned that heavy rains may generate flash flooding and urban flooding in the vulnerable area, and therefore, all concerned authorities are requested to take precautionary measures accordingly.