Sigh of relief

PESHAWAR: Peshawarites heaved a sigh of relief as the capital city received rain with thundershowers on Thursday afternoon breaking the prolonged heat spell. Provincial Met office has forecast rain with thundershowers in upper parts of KP Peshawar, Kohat, Malakand and Hazara divisions in the next 24 hours. - APP

 

Rivers Indus, Swat in low flood

PESHAWAR: The Federal Flood Commission (FFC) on Monday said that the river Indus was flowing in low flood at Kotri Barrage whereas all other main rivers Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej and Kabul were normal.
According to daily FFC report, the river Swat was also in Low Flood at Charsadda Road Bridge.
The actual river flows and reservoir elevations indicates that Tarbela and Mangla Reservoirs are at elevations of 1547.75 feet and 1239.25 feet respectively, which are 2.25 feet and 2.75 feet below their respective Maximum Conservation Levels of 1550.00 feet and 1242.00 feet.

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Rain forecast

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Friday indicated chances of rain-thundershower for isolated places of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Kashmir during the next 24 hours.
According to the synoptic situation, seasonal low was lying over North Balochistan and adjoining areas.
Weak monsoon currents from the Arabian sea are penetrating into northeastern parts of the country. Rain with thundershower is likely in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Malakand, Hazara and Kashmir during the next 24 hours.
Hot and humid weather is expected in most parts of the country especially in Sindh and Balochistan during the next 24 hours.
The highest maximum temperature recorded during the last 24 hours was Nokundi and Dalbandin 42 C. - APP

Rivers postion

PESHAWAR: The Federal Flood Commission (FFC) on Friday said that the river Indus continues to flow in medium flood at Kotri and low flood at Guddu Barrage, while all other main rivers Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej and Kabul are normal.
According to daily FFC report, the actual river flows and reservoir elevations indicates that Tarbela Reservoir has attained its Maximum Conservation Level of 1550.00 feet, while Mangla Reservoir is at an elevation of 1239.00 feet, which is 3.00 feet below its Maximum Conservation Level of 1242.00 feet.
The combined live storage position of Tarbela, Chashma and Mangla reservoirs is 13.959 MAF as compared to last year's 9.964 MAF.
According to Flood Forecasting Division (FFD), Lahore, yesterday's trough of Westerly Wave over Afghanistan today lies over Kashmir and adjoining area. Seasonal Low lies over Northern Balochistan.
Moist current from Arabian Sea is penetrating into upper parts of the country upto 3000 feet. - APP

Threat of monsoon not yet over

PESHAWAR: Dangers of monsoon season are not yet over and the district governments must ensure vigilance of rivers, canals and hill torrents regularly.
Director General Provincial Disaster Management Authority, Capt (retd) Muhammad Asif talking to APP on Thursday.
He said data regarding losses due to flood was being compiled from all the districts and the government would provide maximum possible facilities to the flood-hit people.
He said standing water in low-lying areas could have very serious impacts on health of people, therefore, directions have been passed to all district governments to ensure its drainage.
He said a vaccination process had already been started in the affected areas to save people from epidemics and other problems.
To a question, he said 1,994,487 acres of land was affected due to floods.
He said relief goods were being provided to 8,873 flood-affectees staying in 361 relief camps in the flood-hit areas.
The Federal Flood Commission (FFC) on Thursday said that the river Indus continues to flow in medium flood at Kotri and low flood at Guddu Barrage, while all other main rivers Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej and Kabul are normal.
According to daily FFC report, the actual river flows and reservoir elevations indicates that Tarbela Reservoir has attained its Maximum Conservation Level of 1550.00 feet, whereas Mangla Reservoir is at an elevation of 1238.70 feet, which is 3.30 feet below its Maximum Conservation Level of 1242.00 feet. - APP

 

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