High-level flood heading towards Guddu, Sukkur barrages
August 17, 2013
M RAFIQUE GORAYA
A high level flood wave in the River Indus is heading towards the Guddu and Sukkur barrages in Sindh after passes through vast areas of Punjab districts of Attock, Bhakkar, Mianwali, Layya, Muzaffargarh, D G Khan and Rajanpur.
Flood Forecasting Division said here on Friday that River Indus at Guddu was likely to attain ‘high flood’ level ranging between 600,000 to 650,000 cusecs of water during August 20 to August 21. River Indus at Sukkur is also likely to attain ‘high flood’ level ranging between 600,000 to 650,000 cusecs during August 21.
RIVERS’ POSITION: According to FFD report, River Indus at Chashma, River Chenab at Marala, Khanki and Qadirabad are in high flood level. River Indus at Kalabagh, Taunsa, Guddu and River Kabul at Nowshera are in medium flood level. River Indus at Sukkar, River Ravi at Jassar, Shahdara and Balloki, River Sutlej at G S Wala and Sulemanki are in low flood level.
High to ‘very high flood level’ is likely to continue in the Nullahs of River Ravi and Chenab during next 24-hours, FFD warned.
MET OFFICE WEATHER FORECAST FOR TODAY: Scattered rain-thundershower is expected in Islamabad, upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Sahiwal divisions), Hazara, Bahawalpur divisions and Kashmir. Isolated heavy fall is expected in Gujranwala, Lahore, Faisalabad divisions and Kashmir during the period. Rain is likely to occur at one or two places of Gilgit-Baltistan. Hot and humid weather is expected elsewhere in the country.
WEATHER NEXT 48 HOURS: The wet spell is likely to decrease. However scattered rain-thundershower is expected in Northeast Punjab (Gujranwala, Lahore divisions), while isolated rain-thundershower is expected in Hazara division and Kashmir, whereas hot and humid weather is expected elsewhere in the country.
WEATHER PAST 24 HOURS: Scattered rain-thundershower occurred in upper Punjab, Bahawalpur division, while isolated in Malakand, Hazara divisions and Kashmir.
RAINFALL DURING PAST 24 HOURS: Bahawalnagar 58, Gujranwala 55, Sahiwal 36, Sialkot 31, Lahore (PBO) 10, Faisalabad, Bahawalpur (A P), Balakot 8, Lahore (A P), Joharabad 5, Abbotabad 4. Courtesy Business Recorder
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