Sunday December 05, 2021

First monsoon spell to start today

July 10, 2021

ISLAMABAD: The first spell of monsoon would likely to commence from today (Saturday) in the federal capital and various other parts of the country and is likely to bring an overall improvement in water reservoirs. Spokesperson Met Office Dr Khalid Malik, on Friday said monsoon currents from Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal are penetrating in upper parts of the country which would onset monsoon during the next week, he told APP. Khalid informed that during the spell, rains would be expected to fall in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Gujrat, Mandi Bahauddin, Sialkot, Narowal, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Lahore, Sheikhupura, Kasur, Okara, Faisalabad, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Sargodha, Mianwali, Khushab, Bhakkar and Layyah. The Met Office also indicated possibility of damages due to wind-storm during the first monsoon spell. The rains will address the prevailing water stress in rain-fed areas would likely to subside and improvement in water reservoirs.