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Heavy Downpour Lashes Islamabad, Rawalpindi   

Islamabad (August 07, 2018): Heavy rain lashed Islamabad, Rawalpindi and adjacent areas on Monday night. Continuous downpour in different areas inundated roads and streets in the twin cities and commuters faced immense difficulties while trying to carry on with their routines.

According to Flood Control Unit, 105 mm of rain was recorded so far in the twin cities. Water level in Nullah Lai is rising and Civil Defence, Rescue 1122, Wasa and other departments have been directed to remain alert.

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According to the met office, more rain is expected in Islamabad, Rawalpindi and some other parts of the country during next 24 hours.
Met office said that seasonal low lies over northwest Balochistan while monsoon currents are continuously penetrating upper parts of the country and likely to strengthen further.They predicted that rain-thundershower (with isolated heavy falls) accompanied by gusty winds is expected at scattered places in Hazara, Kohat, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad Divisions, Islamabad and Kashmir. Rain-thundershower with gusty winds is expected at isolated places in Malakand, Peshawar, Mardan, Bannu, Dera Ismael Khan, Zhob, Kalat, Sukkur, Mirpurkhas, Bahawalpur Divisions and Gilgit-Baltistan. Hot and very humid weather is expected elsewhere in the country.Rainfall was also recorded at several cities, including Muzaffarabad, Garhi Dupatta, Islamabad and Balakot. Monday’s maximum temperature was recorded at Chillas where the mercury reached 46°C while in Lahore, it was 31°C, the minimum was 26.8°C and the humidity level was 75 per cent.

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