More rain is expected across the country beginning on August 10th, 2022, according to the most recent weather forecast from the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).
The PMD informed that the country is now experiencing ongoing monsoon currents, which are anticipated to intensify starting on August 10th (Wednesday).
From August 6 to August 9 with pauses, the weather system may bring rain, wind, and thunderstorms (with isolated heavy rainfall) to Kashmir, Islamabad, northeastern Punjab, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, eastern Balochistan, and southeastern Sindh.
Between August 10 and August 13, with sporadic breaks, rain, wind, and thundershowers are predicted in Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Islamabad, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, and portions of Balochistan.
According to the PMD, on August 8 and from August 10 to August 12, there could be urban flooding in Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan, Faisalabad, Lahore, and Gujranwala due to heavy rains.
On August 8 and from August 10 to 12, there is a potential of flash flooding in the local Nullahs of Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Shakargarh, Sialkot, Narowal, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Dir, Karak, Lakki Marwat, Bannu, and Kashmir.
From August 11 to 13, intense rains may cause urban floods in Karachi, Thatta, Badin, Hyderabad, Dadu, Jamshoro, Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad, and Mirpurkhas.
In the press release, it was also mentioned that during the forecast period, flash flooding is anticipated in Qilla Saifullah, Loralai, Barkhan, Kohlu, Mosa Khel, Sherani, Sibbi, Bolan, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Awaran, Turbat, Panjgur, Pasni, Jiwani, Ormara, Gwadar, and hill torrents of Dera Ghazi Khan.
Additionally, the catchment areas of the Ravi, Jhelum, and Chenab may get high rainfall throughout the expected period, which would cause the water level to rise dramatically.
During the predicted period, rainfall may cause landslides in Kashmir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s mountainous regions, Galiyat, Murree, Chillas, Diemer, Gilgit, Hunza, Astore, Ghizer, and Skardu.
It is urged that throughout the projected time, travellers and tourists exercise more caution.