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PMD Issues Warning of Heavy Rainfall and Urban Flooding in Pakistan’s Major Cities

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The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has issued a warning, stating that from July 20th to 22nd, heavy rainfall may result in urban flooding in low-lying areas of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, and several other major cities.

The cities at risk of urban flooding include Peshawar, Sialkot, Narowal, Gujranwala, and Lahore. Additionally, vulnerable regions such as Murree, Galliyat, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, and the hilly areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa may experience landslides during the same period. The PMD has also cautioned about possible flooding in local Nullahs of Dera Ghazi Khan and adjoining areas of Balochistan.

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The current weather conditions are influenced by monsoon currents from both the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal, along with an active westerly wave affecting the upper regions of the country. Today and tomorrow, rain, wind, and thundershowers are expected in various regions, with heavy falls likely in some isolated places.

Residents and authorities in the mentioned regions are advised to take necessary precautions and remain vigilant during this period of heavy rainfall and potential flooding to ensure safety and minimize any potential damage.