Downpours to go on in twin urban areas

RAWALPINDI: Heavy downpour lashed the twin urban communities on Friday, making a slushy wreck in the midtown region.

The Met Office has conjecture more downpour in the following 24 hours.

Downpour began in the first part of the day and went on for over two hours changing from light to weighty.

In many pieces of the city and cantonment, traffic lights stayed messed up which prompted bedlam. Power supply stayed suspended in the low-lying region of the city while the sewerage framework in midtown and the region contiguous Leh Nullah stayed gagged, making water go into houses and shops.

Water gathered at Committee Chowk Underpass and the street was shut down to traffic. Authorities of Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa) introduced water-sucking machines in the underpass and on other principal streets to empty out water.

The meteorological division recorded 31mm of precipitation in Chaklala and 23mm in Shamsabad in Rawalpindi and 26mm at Zero Point, 27mm at Bokra, 20mm at Saidpur and 26mm at Golra in Islamabad.

As per a Met official, rainstorm flows were ceaselessly infiltrating the upper and lower portions of the country.

“Westerly waves are entering western pieces of the country,” he said, adding that more downpour wind/thundershower is normal in Punjab, Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, north/eastern Balochistan, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. Secluded weighty falls are reasonable in Kashmir, upper Punjab, Islamabad, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and northern Balochistan.

Distributed in The Okara Times, July 30th, 2022

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