VIDEOS: Cloudburst causes heavy rain in Islamabad, submerges E-11 sector in floods

Twitter is filled with videos of the unfortunate incident.

Unfortunate developments emerged from Islamabad’s E-11 as a sudden cloud burst has flooded the area and swept away cars.

Several other areas of Islamabad and Rawalpindi have also witnessed heavy rainfall.


A cloudburst is a sudden, extreme rainfall in a specific area in just a short span of time. Cloudbursts can instantly dump large amounts of water and are capable of producing floods in just a small span of time.


The Islamabad Deputy Commissioner, Muhammed Hamza Shafqaat, confirmed the unfortunate developments and advised citizens to avoid unnecessary travel in the federal capital for the next couple of hours.

Videos emerging from Islamabad’s sectors E-11 and D-12 show cars being swept away in the gushing waters after heavy rains poured down on the Islamabad–Rawalpindi metropolitan area for hours.

The E-11 and D-12 are the worst affected by the rains as they are located next to the Margalla Hills, causing the hill torrents to flood the sectors.

Pakistani Twitter this morning was filled with photos and videos of few areas of Islamabad submerged in water.

Some theories & information regarding the cloudburst in Islamabad on Twitter.

Some Pakistan Meteorological Department (PDM) sources disclosed that some areas in the federal capital received up to 330mm of rain in the last few hours.

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