Met Dept predicts yet another wave of monsoon rains

KARACHI: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted yet another spell of torrential monsoon rains for Pakistan which is expected to begin from August 14 (Sunday) and will last until August 18 (Thursday).

The Met Department also warned of flooding in regions across Balochistan, Punjab and Sindh.

According to an alert issued by the PMD, a depression has developed above the Arabian Sea which will most likely head towards the Makran coast in Balochistan.

The Met Department further said that under the influence of this depression, monsoon currents are repeatedly penetrating through the southern parts of Pakistan.

Considering the depression hovering above the Arabian Sea and a low-pressure system developing in the southern and nothern parts of Pakistan, the Met Department has predicted rainfall alongside thundershowers with a few heavy falls in Balochistan, Sindh, Punjab, Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir Valley.

The department said that Balochistan and Sindh, specifically, were expected to witness more heavy rainfall alongside thundershowers between August 16 to August 18.

The PMD warned of possible urban flooding in several areas of Sindh, including Karachi, Dadu, Hyderabad, Badin, Jamshoro, Thatta, Larkana, Sukkur, Shaheed Benazirabad and Mirpurkhas between August 14 to August 18.

The department has once again warned of flash floods in Balochistan, a province which is still recovering from the destruction brought about by the flash floods it witnessed in late July.

The PMD warned of flash floods in numerous areas of Balochistan including Qila Saifullah, Loralai, Barkhan, Kohlu, Moua Khel, Sherani, Sibi, Bolan, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbela, Awaran, Turbat, Panjgur, Pasni, Jiwani, Ormara and Gwadar between August 14-18.

The Met Department also warned of possible flash floods in Dera Ghazi Khan district in southern Punjab during the same period.