Pakistan anticipates heavy monsoon rains during long weekend

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Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) stated monsoon currents from the Arabian Sea are continuously invading the country, and a westerly wave is evident in the upper and central areas of the country.

Rain/wind-thunderstorms (with isolated heavy falls) are forecast in Kashmir (Neelum valley, Muzaffarabad, Poonch, Hattian, Bagh, Haveli, Sudhanoti, Kotli, Bhimber, Mirpur), Gilgit Baltistan (Diamir, Astore, Ghizer, Shangla, Buner, Mansehra, Kohistan).

Abbottabad, Haripur, Peshawar, Mardan, Swabi, Nowshera, Kurram, Lakki Marwat, Kohat, Rawalpindi, Attock, Sargodha, Dera Ismail Khan, Bannu, Karak, Waziristan, Murree, Galliyat, Islamabad, Khushab, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Bhakkar, Bahawalnagar, Sahiwal and Okara from 27th (night) to 30th July with occasional gaps.

Heavy rains may cause urban flooding in low-lying areas of Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Gujranwala, Lahore, and Faisalabad from the 27th (night) to the 29th of July, as well as landslides in vulnerable areas of Murree, Galliyat, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, and hilly areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Farmers are encouraged to plan their actions in light of the weather forecast. Tourists and travelers are encouraged to be especially cautious during the wet season to prevent any unpleasant situations.