Rain likely in central, upper Punjab

Published July 27, 2021
The chief minister has directed the Provincial Disaster Management Authority to make all arrangements handy to deal with urban flooding in the days to come. — White Star/File
The chief minister has directed the Provincial Disaster Management Authority to make all arrangements handy to deal with urban flooding in the days to come. — White Star/File

LAHORE: Most parts of the central Punjab and Pothohar region are expected to have rain on Tuesday (today).

According to meteorological office report, rain wind/thundershower is expected in Pothohar region, Gujrat, Narowal, Lahore, Sialkot, Gujranwala, Okara, Sahiwal, Mandi Bahauddin, Faisalabad, Mian Channu and Hafizabad. Isolated heavy falls are also expected during the period on Monday (night). Hot and humid weather is expected in other parts of the country.

Rain wind/thundershower is expected in Pothohar region, Gujrat, Narowal, Lahore, Sialkot, Gujranwala, Okara, Sahiwal, Faisalabad, Hafizabad, Bahawalpur and Bahawalnagar on Tuesday (today). Isolated heavy falls are also expected during the period.

The weather remained hot and humid in most parts of the country during the past 24 hours. However, thunderstorm occurred in Punjab and Kashmir.

Rainfall recorded in different areas of Punjab including Sialkot - (city 62mm, airport 51mm), Mangla 41mm, Gujrat 31mm, Jhelum 10mm, Islamabad (Saidpur 15mm, ZP 05), Narowal 4mm, Lahore (city 2), Mandi Bahauddin, Gujranwala 2, Kotli (Kashmir) 16.

The highest temperature in the country was recorded in Sibbi 47 degree Celsius, Nokundi, Dalbandin 46 and Chillas 44.

PDMA: The chief minister has directed the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) to make all arrangements handy to deal with urban flooding in the days to come.

The chief minister visited the PDMA head offices on Monday and inspected the control room for monitoring monsoon season and possible flood situation. He was briefed about the situation of rivers, the weather forecasting system, arrangements for dealing with the flood-related situation and relief activities. The meeting reviewed arrangements to deal with urban flooding in cities.

The chief minister asked the authority administration to stay fully vigilant and monitor the inflow and outflow of water in rivers as well as weather conditions. He said the line departments should remain alert with their emergency plans and best coordination between federal and provincial departments be ensured.

Published in Dawn, July 27th, 2021

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