| GEO Pakistan|
Widespread heavy rains forecast for next three days
| Updated at: 2202 PST, Saturday, August 07, 2010|
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Saturday forecast widespread heavy monsoon rains for most parts of the country especially Sindh, aggravating flooding in River Indus.
According to Met analysis, Friday's monsoon weather system over central area is likely to move in a westerly direction and may approach Sindh during the next 24 hours.
An official of Met office said that the widespread rains are expected in Punjab; D.G.Khan, Multan, Bahawalpur, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Lahore, Faisalabad divisions on Sunday, becoming scattered during next 48 hours.
Due to heavy rainfall, flash flooding is expected in the hill torrents of D.G. Khan/Rajanpur areas, and in the nullas/streams of Rawalpindi and Sargodha divisions. Occasional thundershowers are also expected in the federal capital during next three days.
In Sindh, widespread heavy rainfall is expected in Sindh during next 2-3 days. Urban flooding in Karachi, Hyderabad and other urban areas is possible during the period, the official added.
In Balochistan, widespread thundershowers with isolated heavy falls is expected in north-eastern and southern parts of Balochistan; Zhob, Barkhan, Jhalmagsi, Kohlu, Naseerabad, Lasbella and Sibbi Districts on Sunday/Monday, becoming scattered on Tuesday while isolated heavy falls may generate flash flooding in the local rivers/nullahs of the province during the period.
The widespread rains heavy at times are expected over Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa; D.I.Khan, Bannu and Kohat, Peshawar, Hazara, Mardan and Malakand divisions on Sunday, becoming scattered during next 48 hours.
Due to heavy falls, further flash flooding is expected in the local rivers including Kabul, Tochi, Gambila, Kalpani, Kurram, Swat, Chitral, Panjkora, Khiyali and Jindey river and Nullahs of the province during next 2-3 days.
In Azad Jammu and Kashmir, widespread heavy rains are expected in Kashmir during next three days and heavy rainfall may cause flash flooding in local rivers during the period. While in Gilgit-Baltistan, scattered rain is likely during next three days.
The rainfall recorded in different cities during last 24 hours was Risalpur 132mm, Mandi Bahauddin 86mm, Attock 63mm, Rawalpindi (Shamsabad) 60mm, Chaklala 57mm, Islamabad (Saidpur) 52mm, Saidu Sharif 48mm, Sialkot (City) 43mm, Sialkot (A.P) 42mm, Islamabad (Zero Point) 39mm, Bhakkar 36mm, Bannu 35mm, Muzaffarabad 31mm, Murree 29mm, Bokra 28mm, Kakul 25mm, Garidupatta, Chirat and Balakot 22mm each, Rawlakot 21mm, Golra 16mm, Lower dir 14mm, D.I Khan 13mm, Shorkot and Parachinar 12mm (each), T.T Singh and Dadu 09mm each, Kotli and Peshawar 08mm each.