Weather office forecasts rain in Lahore, other cities

Highest rainfall will be in Lahore, Narowal and Sialkot, other provinces also alerted, says Sherry Rehman

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More rain is expected in different cities of Pakistan today.

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has issued an alert for heavy rains in northeast Punjab.

According to NDMA, monsoon rains are continuing in different parts of the country, rain is expected in Lahore, Sialkot, Narowal, while the rivers of DG Khan are likely to be flooded.

On the other hand, the Meteorological Department released the data of rainfall during the last 24 hours.

According to the Meteorological Department, the highest rainfall in the last 24 hours was recorded in Attock at 60 mm, while 18 mm rain was recorded at the airport in Islamabad.

Bokra recorded 13 mm rainfall and Golra 9 mm, followed by Charat in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 26 mm in Mardan and 16 mm in Badin in Sindh.
Federal Minister for Environment Sherry Rehman has predicted more impact of rain in Pakistan during 24 to 48 hours.

Sherry Rehman said that the highest rainfall will be in Lahore, Narowal and Sialkot cities of Punjab. Other provinces have also been alerted for heavy to moderate rains.

Sherry Rehman said that coordinated preparedness and proactive response save lives, so all response teams, both public and NGOs in the affected areas, need to be alert and prepared.

According to data shared by Sherry Rehman, heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in northern and northeastern Punjab (including Lahore, Sialkot and Narowal). While the Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej and its adjoining drains (Bhimber, Ek, Deg, Bean, Pilkhu and Basantar) may experience moderate flooding.

There is a possibility of urban flood in municipal areas and landslides in hilly areas.

Moderate to heavy rainfall is predicted in Sindh (Karachi, Tharparkar, Sukkur, Larkana, Hyderabad, Badin, Shaheed Benazirabad).

Rain or thundershowers are likely to occur in northeastern Balochistan (Sibi, Zhob, Kohlu, Qila Saifullah, Khuzdar, Barkhan, Loralai, Kalat, Naseerabad, Dera Bugti and Lasbela).

Heavy rain and thundershowers are also expected in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Bannu, DI Khan, Swat, Balakot).