Sunday, March 26, 2023

NDMA warns of urban floods in southern Pakistan

According to a meteorological alert published by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Friday, regions in the southern half of the nation may be affected by floods next week.

According to a statement released by the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), additional rain-wind-and-thundershowers are expected across the southern half of the nation, with occasional pauses in between. Meanwhile, rains from the monsoon season are expected to diminish in the upper reaches of the nation during the next several days.

According to the Met Office, heavy monsoon currents are expected to reach Sindh starting on Monday, September 27, and are expected to last until Saturday, October 2.

The notification states that rain-wind-thundershowers are expected in Mirpurkhas, Tharparker, Umar Kot, Sanghar, Thatta, Badin, Karachi, Hyderabad, Tando Allayar, Tando Muhammad Khan, Mitiari, Shaheed Benazirabad, Dadu, Kalat, Khuzdar, and Lasbella “from September 28 to October 2 with occasional gaps” and “from September 28 to October 2 with occasional gaps” in other

Furthermore, significant rainfall is predicted in Karachi, Thatta, Badin, and Hyderabad throughout the aforementioned time period as well.

The Met Office issued an alert to the appropriate authorities, stating that “heavy fall may cause urban flooding in Karachi, Thatta, Badin, Hyderabad, and Kalat, Khuzdar, and Lasbella throughout the predicted period,” as well as flooding in other parts of the country.

There was an instruction to all relevant authorities to “stay vigilant during the predicted timeframe.”

It further said that isolated rain-wind-thunderstorms are anticipated in Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Islamabad, the northeastern Punjab, and Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on September 27, 28, 30, and October 1, according to the release.

Furthermore, rain, wind, and thunderstorms are anticipated in scattered locations in Sukkur, Larkana, Jacobabad, Kohlu, Sibbi, Naseerabad, Barkhan, Zhob, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, and Bahawalpur from September 28 to September 30, with the heaviest rain expected in Sukkur.

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