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Chenab, Jhelum likely to attain medium to high flood levels




  • The Flood Forecasting Centre has cautioned that the River Chenab at Marala and River Jhelum at Mangla may attain medium to high flood level on Saturday and Sunday. Nullahs of River Ravi & Chenab may also attain medium to high flood level after 36-hours. 

    It said moderate to heavy thunder showers with very heavy thunder showers at one or two places is expected over the upper catchments of River Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi & Sutlej along-with Gujranwala, Rawalpindi & Lahore Divisions. Thunder showers of moderate intensity may also occur over Sargodha and Faisalabad Divisions & Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The wet spell may increase during next 48 hours. 

    SYNOPTIC SITUATION Seasonal low lies over Northwest Balochistan and adjoining areas with its trough extending Southeast wards. Monsoon currents are reaching into upper parts of the country. A fresh western disturbance is likely to approah upper parts f the country during next 48 hours. 

    WEATHER FORECAST FOR SATURDAY Wide spread thunder showers of moderate to heavy intensity with very heavy intensity at one or two places is expected over upper catchments of the river Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi & Sutlej along with Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala & Lahore divisions. Fairly wide spread thunder showers of moderate intensity is likely to occur over Sargodha, Faisalabad, Sahiwal divisions & Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Isolated thunder showers would occur over Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad, Karachi, Kalat, Naseerabad, Sibbi and Zhob divisions, whereas weather will remain hot & humid in other parts of the country in next 48 hours. 

    Widespread rain-thundershower (with isolated heavy falls) associated with gusty winds is expected in Kashmir, Hazara, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sahiwal Lahore divisions and isolated places of Lower Sindh during next 24 hours. Weather remained hot & humid in most parts of the country. However, rain-thundershower occurred at a few places of Rawalpindi, Sahiwal divisions & Kashmir 

    HOTTEST PLACES PAST 24 HOURS Dalbandin 45°C, Nokkundi & Chillas 44°C, Sibbi, Bhakkar & Gilgit 43°C. 

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