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Met office forecasts widespread rains

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast widespread rains with scattered heavy at times very heavy falls expected in Malaknd, Hazara, Mardan, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Lahore divisions, Bajour, Mahmond, Khyber, Orakzai,Kurram Agencies, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan during Sunday to Tuesday, while in Sukkar, Larkana, Karachi, Hyderabad, Mirpur Khas, D.G.Khan, Multan, Bahawalpur, Zhob, Sibbi, Nasirabad and D.I. Khan division during Monday to Thursday.

According to met office, well marked seasonal low lies over north Balochistan and its adjoining areas. Strong Monsoon currents are continuously penetrating in southern parts of the country that may continue during next 12-18 hrs. Strong monsoon currents are then expected to penetrate in upper parts of the country during Sunday to Tuesday that may interact with westerly wave. Strong monsoon currents are likely to penetrate in southern parts of the country during Monday to Thursday

The Met Office has asked the authorities concerned that heavy rains may generate flash flooding and urban flooding in vulnerable areas and, therefore, precautionary measures should be taken accordingly.

INP

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