Maximum level floods expected in Marala in next 20 hours


A warning was issued by the Flood Forecasting Division (FFCD) on July 25 for high to very high floods in upstream of river Chenab at Marala and downstream along with River Chenab owing to torrential rain across the country, while maximum level floods are expected in Marala in next 20 hours.

According to the FFCD, moderate flooding is also likely at Nowshera and Tarbela in the Kabul and Sindh rivers.

Earlier in the day on Thursday, persistent torrential rain badly disrupted life across several urban cities of the country, turning streets into rivulets, causing traffic jams, upsetting power supply in many areas and also claiming two lives, in Islamabad.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) also notified that widespread rains and wind-thunderstorm are expected in Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Lahore, Faisalabad, Hazara, Malakand, Peshawar, Mardan divisions and Kashmir during the next twelve hours.

Scattered rains and wind-thunderstorm, isolated moderate to heavy falls is also expected in Kohat, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, Zhob, Kalat, Sibbi, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Sahiwal, Bahawalpur divisions and Gilgit Baltistan during the period.

Heavy rain is continuing in different parts of the country including Rawalpindi and Islamabad since Wednesday.

Minimum temperature of some major cities recorded on Thursday morning: Islamabad 23 degree Celsius, Lahore 29 degree Celsius, Karachi 30 degree Celsius, Peshawar 31 degree Celsius, Quetta, Gilgit and Muzaffarabad 21 degree Celsius, and Murree 18 degree Celsius.