Met Office predicts more rains in country from April 16 to 19

Met Office predicts more rains in country from April 16 to 19


Heavy rains can cause flooding in Dir, Swat, Chitral, Kohistan and adjoining areas

  • Seven people have lost lives in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  • Weather experts forecast landslide, urban flooding
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ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - The Meteorological Department has predicted more rains in the country from Tuesday.  

According to the Meteorological Department, the westerly wave will enter the upper regions of the country on Tuesday, causing intermittent rains from April 16 to 19.

It says there is a possibility of heavy rains and hailstorm at some places from April 17 to 21 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Heavy rain and snowfall on mountains are expected in Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan. 

The Met Department also predicted intermittent rains in Islamabad, Murree, Gulyat, Attock and Chakwal. Several cities of Punjab including Lahore, Faisalabad, Sargodha and Sialkot are likely to receive showers. 

Rains are also expected in parts of Balochistan from April 16 to 19. The Met Office said Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur and Jacobabad were expected to receive showers from April 17 to 19. 

There is a possibility of a drop in temperatures due to rain. However, heavy showers can cause urban flooding in Dir, Swat, Chitral, Kohistan and the adjoining areas of Kabul River during April 17-18. 

Landslides may occur in Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, Murree and Gilgit-Baltistan. 

Monday's temperatures 

Temperatures of major cities recorded on Monday morning: 

Islamabad 17 degrees Celsius, Lahore 20, Karachi 24, Peshawar 16, Quetta 10, Gilgit 13, Murree 07 and Muzaffarabad 14 degree Celsius. 

According to weather forecast for the occupied Jammu and Kashmir, cloudy weather and intermittent rain with wind and thunderstorm are expected in Srinagar, Jammu, Pulwama, Anantnag, Shopian and Baramula. 

Seven die in rain-related incidents in KP

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, seven persons have died and 10 others injured due to heavy rains during the past two days. 

According to the latest PDMA report, a total of 84 houses were damaged due to collapse of walls and roofs in several districts, in which 15 houses were completely damaged and 69 houses were partially damaged.

Meanwhile, on directives of Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur, the district administrations and institutions are providing immediate assistance to the affected families and ensuring provision of best medical facilities to the injured.