Heavy monsoon rains with thunderstorms expected in parts of country

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The spell of monsoon has been expected to continue as more rains with thunderstorms will lash most parts of the country in coming days, reported on Thursday.

According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), rain-thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds with isolated heavy falls are expected at a number of places in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Sahiwal divisions, KP, Islamabad, FATA & Kashmir while at scattered places in Bahawalpur, D.G khan, Multan, Zhob, Kalat, Nasirabad, Mirpurkhas, Sukkur divisions and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Light rain is also expected along Sindh-Makran coast. Expected heavy downpour may cause flash flooding and landslides in the vulnerable areas of Punjab, KP, GB and Kashmir.

Rain coupled with glacier melt water may result in GLOF events in vulnerable areas of Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan. The concerned authorities and communities are advised to remain ALERT during the period, particularly on Thursday.

On the other hand, downpour in Islamabad and Lahore has turned weather pleasant whereas some low-lying areas have also been inundated in rain water.