River Indus in low flood at Kalabagh: FWC

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LAHORE : River Indus is in low flood at Kalabagh and river Kabul in medium flood at Nowshera, Flood Warning Centre (FWC) said here on Sunday. According to FWC river Indus is flowing with 2,50,000 cusecs water `at Kalabagh, 2,38,000 cusecs at Chashma, 2,25,000 cusecs at Taunsa, 1,48,000 cusecs at Guddu, 93,300 cusecs at Sukkur and 28,600 cusecs at Kotri.

Kabul is in medium flood at Nowshera with a flow of 64,000 cusecs water. This river falls into river Indus near Attock Bridge on G T road.FWC report said that River Jhelum and river Chenab are flowing below low flood level with discharge of 52,000 cusecs and 53,300 cusecs respectively.It may be added that since water inflow at Sukkur Barrage has reached 93,300, Sindh irrigation has also increased much needed discharge of water downstream Sukkur barrage towards Kotri barrage to the level of 40,300 cusecs.A spokesman of the Met Office has said that the current three days of rains would be last spell of pre-monsoon, and the onset of regular monsoon in Pakistan is likely to end in the second week of current month. He said that some pre-monsoon currents of weak to moderate intensity have started to penetrate in upper and central parts of the country that would cause more rains in the country till Monday. Some weak monsoon currents are also expected to approach parts of Lower Sindh on Monday, causing isolated showers over there.

Today s forecast: Widespread dust thunderstorm with heavy rainfall at isolated places is expected in
Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Kashmir. Scattered thunderstorm and rain is also expected in south-east Sindh and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Rainfall (mm) recorded during past 24 hours Saidusharif=43, Oghi=32, Phulra=18, Besham=14, Domel=13, Muzaffarabad=09, Shinkiari=07, Balakot=06, Talhatta=04, Pattan=02, Dir=01,

Weather outlook for next 48-hours: 

According to met report widespread thunderstorm/rain is expected in
Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.


Courtesy: Business Recorder

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