Lahore to receive heavy rain during Eid, likely to cause floods in nearby regions

Meanwhile, no rain is expected in Karachi during Eid.

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It is expected to rain cats and dogs in the walled city of Lahore during the Eid al-Adha holidays.

The flood forecasting department (FFD) has also warned of high floods in cities as the water in four rivers will significantly increase.

Flood in Lahore due to monsoon rains in 2019. (Phys.org)

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PDM), heavy showers are expected in Lahore on the 21st and the 22nd of July.

Meanwhile, the FFD has warned of high floods in River Indus, River Chenab, River Kabul, and River Jhelum.

Heavy floods on the roads of the walled city of Lahore on the 10th of August, 2020, due to monsoon showers. (AFP)

A spillover of water from the rivers’ adjoining nullahs and canals is also expected.

“Rivers Chenab and River Kabul will be observing a moderate to high flood,” it said, adding that a high flood is expected in River Jhelum.

On the other hand, the Director of PDM, Sardar Sarfaraz, has forecast that there would be no rain in the port city of Karachi on the Eid holidays.

A sacrificial animal for Eid al-Adha.

Nevertheless, the port city is expected to receive rain on the 24th and the 25th of July.

Moreover, the PDM Director said that areas of Punjab and upper areas of the country would receive significant rainfall during Eid, with Azad Kashmir witnessing fierce thunderstorms.

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