Eidul Azha

Heavy monsoon rainfall expected across Pakistan on Eidul Azha


Another spell of monsoon rainfall is expected across the country on the occasion of Eidul Azha, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted.

According to the latest advisory issued by the PMD, monsoon currents are continuously entering the country. The currents will weaken in the next 24 hours and will strengthen on the weekend.

Moreover, the recent spell of monsoon rains has caused a significant increase in water levels in major reservoirs and rivers all over the country.

While talking to the media, Wapda’s spokesperson informed that the inflow of water at Tarbela Dam is 247,700 cusecs whereas the outflow is 142,600 cusecs.

The Mangla Dam shows a water inflow of 40,900 cusecs and an outflow of 15,000 cusecs.

The water level at Chashma barrage is recorded at 193,300 cusecs while the outflow is 185,000 cusecs.

The Wapda spokesperson said that the water inflow at Head Marala in Chenab River is 79,400 cusecs and the outflow is 55,400 cusecs.

Read more: Punjab canal system faces 75% water shortage

Moreover, in River Kabul, the inflow and outflow of water in the Nowshera region is 47,300 cusecs.

The Wapda spokesperson further stated that the water storage in Tarbela Dam on Tuesday was 742,000-acre feet, Chashma barrage 62,000 acre-feet, and Mangla Dam 525,000 acre feet.

The total water storage of Mangla and Tarbela dams and Chashma barrage was 13,29,000 acre-feet.

On the other hand, the Ministry of Climate Change has issued a warning for the monsoon season and insisted the national and provincial disaster management authorities and related local authorities take all possible precautionary measures to cope with the expected disastrous effects of the monsoon rains.

“Pakistan will experience monsoon rains until at least August 2022, during which the rainfall is expected to be above normal in Punjab and Sindh,” Federal Minister for Climate Change, Senator Sherry Rehman stated in a statement issued on Monday.

She notified, “the country will be a part of a global La Niña weather pattern which refers to the large-scale cooling of the ocean surface temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean.”

The minister added that there is a high risk of riverine floods in the main rivers so all precautions need to be taken. Urban areas will also possibly face a cascade of threats from torrential rains. There is a major risk of urban flooding across big cities including Karachi, Multan, Lahore, Peshawar, and Islamabad.

Most Popular

To Top