Thundershowers likely in most parts of country on Friday

A weak westerly wave, persisting over most upper parts of the country is likely to cause thundershowers with a few heavy falls at scattered places of upper Punjab, Islamabad and isolated places of South Punjab on Friday.

According to Pakistan Meteorological Department analysis, seasonal low lies over north Balochistan and adjoining areas with its trough extends southeast wards and monsoon currents of weak to moderate intensity are penetrating over central and upper parts of the country.

Scattered rain-thundershowers are likely in the upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan during next 24 hours.

However, mainly hot and humid weather is likely in most parts of Sindh and Balochistan during next few days. However isolated rain-thundershowers are likely in upper and eastern Sindh and northeast Balochistan on Friday.

According to latest hydrological condition, River Indus at Kotri is likely to continue in exceptionally high flood level ranging between 9,30,000 to 9,40,000 cusecs during next 24 hours.

Under this scenario, the inundation and riverine flooding is expected at low lying areas of Sajawal, Mirpur Bataro, Mirpur Sakro, Jhang Shahi, AllahRakhio, ShadadKot, Jamshoro, Matiari, Makaro, Ketibander, Shahbander in Thatta and Hyderabad districts along with the river bed.

While, River Indus at Guddu and Sukkur is also in high flood. River Indus at Chashma and Taunsa, River Chenab at Khanki, River Kabul at Nowshera are in medium flood.

River Indus at Tarbela and Kalabagh, River Chenab at Marala and Qadirabad and River Ravi at Balloki are in low flood.

The rainfall recorded during last 24 hours was Larkana 60 mm, Sahiwal 33 mm, T.T Sindh 28 mm, Faisalabad 25 mm, D.I Khan 21 mm, Bhakkar 20 mm, Zhob 18 mm, Rawalpindi 15 mm, Chitral and Mianwali 10 mm and Islamabad 08 mm.