(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Pakistan Meteorological Department has predicted rigorous
monsoon activity in the coming days with more torrential rains in
southern parts of the country as monsoon currents are continuously
penetrating these areas, Trend reports citing Xinhua .
The department in its lastest forecast report said that an
intense monsoon is expected as depression has developed in the
Arabian Sea which is likely to move towards Pakistan's west along
its Makran coast.
Under the influence of this weather system, the report said that
rain-wind and thundershower with few heavy falls are expected in
Pakistan's eastern Punjab and northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)
provinces from Aug. 14 to 16 with occasional gaps.
It added that widespread rain-wind and thundershowers, with
scattered heavy to very heavy falls, are expected in the country's
southern Sindh and southwestern Balochistan provinces from Aug. 16
The heavy rains may generate urban flooding in parts of Sindh,
Punjab and KP while flash flooding in the Balochistan region, the
report said, adding that it could also cause landslides in northern
parts of the country.
The report advised fishermen, travelers and tourists to remain
more cautious during the forecast period and suggested all
concerned authorities remain alert and take necessary precautionary
The total death toll in Pakistan from this season's monsoon
rains since mid-June has reached 592, including 116 women and 230
children, along with 974 others injured, the National Disaster
Management Authority (NDMA) said on Saturday.
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