ISLAMABAD: The Met Office on Monday issued an alert that rain-wind-thundershower (with isolated heavy falls) are likely to occur in Kashmir, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Gujrat, Mandi Bahauddin, Sialkot, Narowal, Gujranwala, Hafizabad and Lahore this week.
It said strong monsoon currents were continuously penetrating upper parts of the country and likely to continue during the week.
Rainfall is also likely in Faisalabad, Sargodha, Mianwali, Kohistan, Shangla, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Mardan, Charsadda, Nowshera, Dir, Chitral, Peshawar, Kohat, Tank and Karak during this time.
Heavy rains may generate flash flooding in rainwater nullahs of Shangla, Buner, Battagram, Mansehra, Balakot, Abbottabad, Swat, Kohistan, Mardan, Charsadda, Kohat, Kashmir, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Sialkot, Narowal and D.G. Khan from Monday to Thursday.
Urban flooding may occur in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Faisalabad and Peshawar during the period.
Heavy downpour may trigger landslides in the vulnerable areas of Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from Monday to Thursday.
All authorities concerned were particularly advised to remain alert during the period.
Published in Dawn, July 27th, 2021