Pakistan

Monsoon 2011 ā€“ Update 4

Attachments

WEATHER FORECAST NEXT 24 HOURS1

Scattered rain/thundershower with isolated heavy falls is expected in upper Punjab (Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Sahiwal divisions), upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ( Kohat , Hazara divisions) and Kashmir. Hot & Humid weather expected elsewhere in the country. (Pakistan Meteorological Department)

MONSOON SPELL CONTINUES

PAKMET ADVISORY 23-8-2011: Met Office predicted another spell of monsoon rains in upper parts of the country from Wednesday that may produce scattered Rains/Thundershower with isolated heavy fall over there during next 4-5 days. Latter on this weather system is likely to spread to other parts of the country. According to Met Office, scattered Rain/Thundershower, with isolated heavy falls, may occur in Kashmir, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Peshawar, Malakand, Hazara, Bannu and Kohat divisions during next 4-5 days. Scattered Rain/Thundershower is also likely in parts of lower Sindh during Friday-Sunday.

Hot and dry in almost whole Pakistan for 24 hours, after that the 6th monsoon spell will start in the upper parts of Pakistan that is Islamabad, Punjab (both regions), Khyber and Kashmir. The spell will cause moderate rainfall with isolated heavy falls with fast winds. Weather will remain hot and dry in Sindh for 48 hours, after 2 to 3 days the monsoon winds will start to spread to southern parts of Pakistan and the 4th monsoon spell will begin in the Sindh province. Northern-eastern Balochistan might also see some showers after 2 to 3 days. (Reported by Pakistan Weather Portal)

SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL (in mm) (Pakistan Meteorological Department) Significant rainfall events reported during the past 24 hours include: Lahore 24, Mithi 17, Panjgur 16, Lasbella 13

RIVERS’ STATUS (Flood Forecasting Division) River Sutlej at G.S.Wala is in Low Flood Level and is likely to attain Medium Flood Level during next 24-hours. River Sutlej at Sulemanki is likely to attain Low Flood Level during next 24-hours.

Nula Lai is currently flowing at normal level at all of its observation points.