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More rains expected in Karachi, other parts of country this monsoon

ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Meteorological Department said more rains are expected in Karachi and other parts of the country in the monsoon season.

The PMD said in an advisory that this year, the onset of the rainy season is expected between June 27 and 30.

The upper half of Punjab, northern Balochistan and Kashmir are also likely to receive above normal rainfall during the season.

PMD said that during the monsoon season, flash flooding in hill torrents of Punjab, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, besides urban flooding in major plain areas of Punjab, Sindh and KP cannot be ruled out.

It stated, due to extreme hydro-meteorological events over catchments, riverine floods may occur.

The advisory further stated that above normal temperatures in high altitudes are likely to increase the rate of snowmelt in the Northern Areas subsequently increasing the chances of base flow in the Upper Indus basin.

The PMD said that on the flip side, a good impact would be that sufficient water would be available for irrigation and for the power sectors.

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