ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Met Office has informed that a depression has developed in Arabian Sea which is likely to move towards west along Makran Coast. Due to this weather system monsoon currents are continuously penetrating in southern parts of the Country.
Another low pressure area (LPA) is likely to approach Sindh on August 16.
Under the influence of this weather system:
- Rain-wind/thundershower (with few heavy falls) is expected in Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab, Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from August 14 to 16 with occasional gaps.
- Widespread rain-wind/thundershowers (with scattered heavy to very heavy falls) are expected in Sindh and Balochistan from August 16 to 18 with occasional gaps.
- Heavy Rains may generate urban flooding in Karachi, Thatta, Badin, Hyderabad, Dadu, Jamshoro, Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad and Mirpurkhas from August 14 to 18.
- Flash flooding is expected 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 during the forecast period from August 14 to 18.
- Heavy Rains may generate urban flooding in Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan, Faisalabad, Lahore and Gujranwala on August 14 night to 16.
- Flash flooding is expected in local Nullahs of Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Shakargarh, Sialkot, Narowal, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Dir, Karak, Lakki Marwat, Bannu and Kashmir on August 15 & 16.
- Rainfall may trigger landslides in Kashmir, hilly areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Galiyat, Murree, Chillas, Diamir, Gilgit, Hunza, Astore, Ghizer and Skardu during the forecast period.
- Fisherman are advised to remain more cautious from August 16 to 18.
- Travelers and tourists are advised to remain more cautious during the forecast period.
The Met Office advised all concerned authorities to remain alert and to take necessary precautionary measure during the forecast period.