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Pakistan

Web Desk
September 2, 2020

PDMA warns of landsliding as PMD forecasts heavy rain in KP starting tomorrow

Pakistan

Web Desk
Wed, Sep 02, 2020
PMD said a fresh spell of rains was likely to start in KP tomorrow, with showers expected in Dir, Swat, Buner, Shangla, Mansehra, Abbottabad, and Haripur. The News/Files

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa authorities were warned by the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) on Wednesday to take required measures as  heavy rain was expected to lash in various cities across the province.

The KP PDMA said due to the heavy rains, landslides are feared in the upper districts of the province.

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, a fresh spell of rains is likely to start in KP tomorrow, with showers expected in Dir, Swat, Buner, Shangla, Mansehra, Abbottabad, and Haripur.

In addition, thundershowers are also expected in Mardan, Nowshera, and Charsadda, the department said, adding that the isolated heavy rainfalls were likely to continue intermittently till Friday.

"Rain-thundershower with isolated heavy falls are expected in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Jhelum, Chakwal, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Gujrat, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Kasur, Okara, Sahiwal, Pakpattan, Bahawalnagar," the PMD said, adding that the wet season was likely to continue in Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan as well.

"Heavy falls may generate urban flooding in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, [and] Lahore," it noted, adding that landslides may be triggered in vulnerable areas of KP, GB, and Kashmir during the period.

With regard to Karachi, the PMD said the rain spell had subsided "and dry weather is expected to prevail in most parts of the Sindh during next 10 days, with one or two brief rains at a few places during the period".

"Dry weather conditions in Karachi will be supportive for rescue/relief operation during next 10 days," it added.