High flood warning issued for Punjab rivers: PMD

High flood warning issued for Punjab rivers: PMD

ISLAMABAD - Pakidtan Meteorological Department (PMD) has issued high flood warning in the rivers especially in Punjab.

PMD has informed Lahore, Sialkot, Hafizabad and Narowal are expected to receive heavy to very heavy over next two days.

The PMD informed that a strong weather system from Central India will pass Lahore during Saturday evening (today) to Monday afternoon which can cause heavy to very heavy rainfall in the catchment areas of River Ravi including Lahore, Sialkot, Hafizabad and Narowal.

Issuing a flood warning PMD said, “Under the influence if the aforementioned meteorological conditions, widespread thunderstorm with scattered and isolated heavy falls are expected to over the upper catchments of Rivers Indus, Jehlum along with Rawalpindi, Lahore, Sargodha and Sahiwal Divisions.”

Moreover, “very high flood is expected from Sunday in River Chenab at Marala and downstream, River Jhelum at Mangla, River Ravi and Sutlej along with linked nullahs of Ravi and Chenab,” the PMD added.