Published On: Fri, Mar 11th, 2016

Wet spell to continue till Sunday

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ISLAMABAD: Heavy to light rains intermittently continued for the second day in Balochistan, Punjab, KPK and northwestern upper parts, with Balochistan the worst affected.

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) says the late-winter wet spell is likely to persist till Sunday.

“A low pressure area lies over north Balochistan and its adjoining areas. Westerly wave is affecting upper and central parts of the country and likely to persist till Sunday,” PMD said.

Over the past several days, Balochistan has been reeling from crippling rain. Heavy floods in seasonal nullahs have the road network as days long rainfall crippled life in the province.

Weather next 24 hrs:

Widespread rain-thundershower accompanied by strong gusty winds is expected in Kashmir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, FATA, upper Punjab, (Sargodha, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Faisalabad, Sahiwal divisions), South Punjab (D.G khan, Bahawalpur, Multan divisions), north east Balochistan (Quetta, Zhob,  Sibbi and Naseerabad divisions), Sindh, Gilgit-Baltistan and Makran divisions.

PMD said scattered heavy downpour is expected in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan divisions) and Rawalpindi, D.G khan Gujranwala, and Lahore divisions.

Weather warning:

Heavy downpours may generate urban/flash flooding in KP, FATA, DG Khan, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi divisions and Kashmir on Friday (evening/night) and Saturday.

Past Weather:

Widespread rain-thundershower accompanied by strong gusty winds is occurred in Punjab, Balochistan, Kashmir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while at isolated in Sindh divisions.

Rainfall (mm):

Khuzdar 37, Kalat 36, Quetta 34, Jhang 32, Barkhan 24, Dalbandin 23, Sibbi, Zhob 22, Mandibahauddin 19, D.I.Khan 18, Dir 15, Lower Dir 14, Sargodha  13, Cherat, D.G.Khan 12, Panjgur 11, Mianwali 10, Bannu, Malamjaba 9, Kohat 08, Islamabad Z.P , Saidu Sharif 07, Gujranwala , Nokkundi 06, Faisalabad, Jacobabad, Larkana, Multan, Rawalpindi 05, Mirkhani , Garhi Dupatta, Muzaffarabad 04, Jhelum, Mangla, Peshawar 03, Kotli, Murree, Rawalakot 02, Toba Tek Singh, Drosh, Sialkot A/P, Risalpur, Pasni 01.

Yesterday’s highest maximum temperatures: Sh. Benazirabad, Mithi 36°C, Chhor 35°C.

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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