September 04, 2014 – Jalil Hassan Akhtar –
According to latest meteorological conditions, a well-marked monsoon low lies over Rajasthan (India) which is likely to affect upper catchments of all the major rivers except Indus. This weather system has a potential to produce heavy at times very heavy rainfall over north-east Punjab (Gujranwala, Lahore, Rawalpindi divisions), Kashmir and adjoining areas during next 72 hours, causing flood situation in the Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej Rivers and their tributaries.
Flood Warning Centre said here on Wednesday that under this scenario very high to exceptionally high flood level is expected in the Rivers Chenab and its associated Nullahs, whereas high flood level is expected in River Ravi along with its associated Nullahs. High to very high flood level is also expected in Rivers Jhelum and Sutlej FFC added.
Widespread heavy to very heavy rains/thunderstorm predicted in north-east Punjab and Kashmir today Widespread thundershowers with gusty winds & scattered to fairly widespread heavy to very heavy falls would occur over Upper catchments of rivers Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej. Widespread thundershowers with gusty winds would occur over Punjab (with scattered heavy to very heavy falls over Bahawalpur, Sahiwal, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi divisions, Islamabad and isolated heavy falls over D G Khan, Multan divisions), Sindh(with isolated heavy falls over Mirpur Khas, Sukkur, Hyderabad and Karachi divisions) and Kashmir (with heavy to very heavy falls). Further, fairly widespread thundershowers with gusty winds may come about over Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (with isolated to scattered heavy to very heavy falls over Malakand, Mardan and Hazara divisions) and Gilgit-Baltistan. Also, scattered thundershowers with gusty winds are expected over FATA, Southern & North-eastern Balochistan (with isolated heavy falls over eastern parts). There could be medium to high flooding in Nallahs of Ravi & Chenab Rivers. There could be localised/urban inundation in areas of heavy to very heavy downpours. Also, there could be medium to high flooding in Nallahs of Hill Torrents of D. G. Khan, Rajanpur and their surroundings
Rainfall recorded: Kotli 84, Rawlakot 82, Faisalabad 73, Garidupatta 42, Muzaffarabad 38, T.T Singh 32, Jehlum 29, Mangla, Badin 25, Bhawalnagar 24, Mithi 23, M.B Din 22, Gujranwala 20, Gujrat, Skardu 17, Lahore (PBO) 14, Sialkot, Murree 13, Sahiwal 12, Lahore(AP) 10, Kakul 07, Okara, Bhawalpur (AP) 06, Jhang, Sargodha, Astore, Kasur 04, Bhawalpur (City) 03, Chakwal 02, Gupis 01.