Rain lashes different parts of country

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ISLAMABAD, July 15 (APP): Rain lashed different parts of the
country including upper Punjab, Islamabad, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir on Thursday night.

The intensity of the rain thunderstorm started during mid
night and continued till early morning with occasional gaps was moderate according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).

The rainfall (mm) recorded during the last 24 hours was
Islamabad (Zero Point 75, Saidpur 55, Bokra 44, Golra 32), Sialkot (Cantt 75, Airport 47), Rawalpindi (Shamsabad 59, Chaklala 39), Mangla 45, Gujranwala 43, Jhelum 42, Mandibahauddin 30, Murree 11, Gujrat 04, Lahore Airport 03, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Dir 27, Saidu Sharif 22, Malamjabba 19, Abbotabad 18, Kohat, Bannu 16, Pattan 08,
Mirkhani 06, Drosh 05, Chitral 04, Kalam 01, FATA: Parachinar 07, Kashmir: Muzaffarabad 12, Garidupatta 10, Rawalakot 02, Gilgit-Baltistan: Hunza 10, Gilgit 01.

According to the synoptic situation, a seasonal low was lying
over north Balochistan with its trough extending eastwards.

Monsoon currents were also penetrating upper and central parts of the country. A westerly wave was also affecting upper parts of the country and likely to persist during next three days.

Rain-thunderstorm with isolated heavy falls is expected at a
number of places in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat, Bannu and Dera Ismail Khan, FATA, Islamabad, Upper and Central Punjab including Sargodha, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sahiwal, Faisalabad and Lahore, Gilgit Baltistan, Kashmir and at isolated places of south Punjab.

Heavy downpour may generate flash or urban flooding and
landslides in vulnerable areas, the met office said.

Rain bearing weather system likely to develop in Gilgit
Baltistan and Chitral from today till July 19 is likely to produce Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) and flash floods in vulnerable areas of Chitral as well as in sub-basins as Gilgit, Hunza, Nagar, Ghizer, Shigar, Shingo and Shyok.

The met office has urged the local communities to remain alert and concerned authorities to take precautionary measures.

The highest maximum temperatures recorded during the last 24 hours were Sibbi, Larkana 44 C, Dadu, Panjgur, Rahimyarkhan, Turbat 43 C.