More rains predicted in country from coming Weekend

QUETTA: Met office predicted more rain-thundershowers in the country from coming weekend, such unusual rains may continue with intervals over upper parts of the country during next week.

Met office informed that an active weather system (westerly wave) is expected to enter Pakistan on Saturday. Under the influence of this weather system, first spell of rain-thundershowers is expected at scattered places of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, North Balochistan (Quetta, Zhob divisions), Islamabad, Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir on Saturday/Sunday. The other spell of rain-thundershowers over the same areas of the country is predicted during the next week.

During these spells, rains may be accompanied by strong gusty winds and isolated heavy falls in (Malakand, Mardan Peshawar, Hazara divisions), Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan during the period. Heavy downpours may generate flash flooding in the local ravines of Upper KP (Malakand, Hazara, Mardan, Peshawar divisions). Due to heavy rains, there is high probability of landslides in the vulnerable areas of Upper KP (Malakand, Hazara divisions),Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during the period.

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