PMD warns of flash floods in Gilgit Baltistan, Chitral

Day temperatures in GB and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are expected to remain 4℃-6℃ higher than normal

By
M. Waqar Bhatti
A part of the Hassanabad bridge in Gilgit-Baltistan is being washed away in the flood on May 7, 2022. —Twitter/@SajidullahBaig

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Monday advised authorities concerned to remain vigilant in wake of chances of Glacier Lake Outburst Floods (GLOF) event or flash floods in the vulnerable snow covered and glaciated areas of Gilgit Baltistan (GB) and Chitral.

The day temperatures in GB and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are expected to remain 4℃-6℃ higher than normal from May 21-27 with chances of gusty winds/thunderstorms at isolated places.

This atmospheric condition potentially increases the likelihood of triggering a GLOF event or flash floods in the vulnerable snow covered and glaciated areas of GB and Chitral.

The district administration, relevant local organisations, and communities are advised to remain vigilant and observe precautionary measures to avoid untoward situations, it said.