RAWALPINDI: The twin cities saw a pleasant change in the weather after heavy rain on Sunday night.

Officials from Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa) and the local administration remained on high alert to deal with an emergency in case of flooding in Leh Nullah but water level remained below the pre-alert level. Water level in the nullah was recorded at 6 feet at Gawalmandi Bridge and 7ft at Kattarian Bridge.

According to the Met Office, monsoon currents are penetrating in the upper and central parts of the country and will produce rain in north-eastern Punjab, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, north-eastern Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.

However, an official said light to moderate rain was expected in some places of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

Rainwater inundated low-lying areas and accumulated on Airport Road, Rawal Road, Committee Chowk Underpass, Liaquat Bagh, Dhoke Khabba, Sadiqabad, Satellite Town, Jamia Masjid Road and Murree Road.

When contacted, Wasa Managing Director Mohammad Tanveer said Wasa teams were deployed in low-lying areas to deal with any situation during the night.

He said water level in Leh Nullah had not risen yet but the situation was being monitored.

Published in Dawn, August 15th, 2022

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