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More rain forecast in some regions

More rain forecast in some regions

ISLAMABAD: The Met Office said on Thursday that rain-thundershower was expected at isolated places in Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Gujranwala, Hazara, Malakand divisions and Kashmir over 24 hours. In other parts of the country, mostly hot and humid weather would prevail.

“A seasonal low lies over north Balochistan with its trough extending eastwards. Weak monsoon currents are penetrating into north-eastern parts of the country,” it said.

Maximum temperature was recorded at 44 degrees Celsius in Nokkundi, 43C in Chillas and Dalbandin; 42C in Sibi; 41C in Panjgur, Dadu, Turbat, Sukkur and Islamabad; 37C in Multan and Quetta; 36C in Peshawar and Faisalabad; 35C in Lahore, Hyderabad and Gilgit; 34C in Muzaffarabad, 32C in Kalat; 30C in Karachi, Skardu and Hunza; and 22C in Murree during the past 24 hours.

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Kotli and Malamjabba received 14 millimetres of rain, Bunji 7mm, Lahore 6mm, Sialkot Cantonment 3mm and Murree, Islamabad (Bokra) and Sialkot 1mm over the past 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the Sindh government has said that no high flood is expected at Guddu and Sukkur Barrages at the moment. The provincial information department said in a statement that water was receding at the two barrages.

The Sukkur Barrage has a capacity of 1.3 million cusecs and as such there is no danger of any high flood at the two barrages.

However, the director general of Provincial Disaster Management Authority, Syed Sulaiman Shah, said the water level at Kotri Barrage was rising.

The administration of Thatta and Shujawal has been ordered to get katcha areas vacated by people in the wake of floods and rains and those along the coastal belt have been asked to remain cautious.

Published in Dawn, August 7th, 2015

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