Met office forecasts widespread rain today

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ISLAMABAD: Widespread rain accompanied with strong gusty winds, are expected in ICT, upper and southern Punjab, Khaber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Balochistan Gilgit-Baltistan and FATA today.

Met Office reported that monsoon rains are likely to start from upper parts of the country that will spread towards central and southern parts of the country during the week.

All concerned authorities are advised to remain alert during the coming week because there is high probability of isolated heavy downpours which may generate flash flooding in hilly terrain and urban flooding in big cities, an official of Met office told APP.

Rainfall is expected in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Bahawalpur, Multan, D.G Khan, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat divisions, Kashmir, Kalat, Makran ,Sibbi, Nasirabad divisions whereas scattered Rain/Dust-thundershowers with strong gusty winds expected in Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad, Karachi, Sukkar , Larkana, Quetta, Zhob while at isolated places in Malakand, Bannu, D.I Khan divisions and  FATA.

Low pressure lies over central Balochistan and its adjoining areas. Weak moist currents from Arabian sea are penetrating northeastern parts of Balochistan and its adjoining areas. A shallow westerly wave is also present over upper western parts of the country.

In last 24 hours weather remained hot and dry in most parts of the country. However, rain-thunderstorm occurred at isolated places in Gujranwala, Malakand, Hazara, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Kohat, Kalat divisions and Kashmir.