Individuals carry a washer via flooded residential space after heavy monsoon rains in Karachi on August 27, 2020. — AFP/File

The Nationwide Catastrophe Administration Authority (NDMA) on Friday warned of city flooding within the southern half of the nation subsequent week.

Pakistan Meteorological Division (PMD) stated that robust monsoon currents are prone to penetrate Sindh from Monday, September 27, and are prone to proceed until Saturday, October 2.

Sharing the assertion issued by PMD, the NDMA wrote on Twitter: “Extra rain, wind and thundershowers with occasional gaps are predicted within the southern half of the nation. In the meantime, monsoon rainfall is prone to subside within the higher components of the nation within the coming days.”

Based on the notification, rain, wind and thundershowers are anticipated in Mirpurkhas, Tharparker, Umar Kot, Sanghar, Thatta, Badin, Karachi, Hyderabad, Tando Allayar, Tando Muhammad Khan, Mitiari, Shaheed Benazirabad, Dadu, Kalat, Khuzdar and Lasbella “from September 28 to October 2 with occasional gaps.”

Furthermore, heavy rainfall can be anticipated in Karachi, Thatta, Badin and Hyderabad throughout the stated interval.

Alerting the related authorities, the Met Workplace stated: “Heavy fall might generate city flooding in Karachi, Thatta, Badin, Hyderabad and will set off flooding in Kalat, Khuzdar and Lasbella throughout the forecast interval.”

It directed all involved authorities “to stay alert throughout the forecast interval”.

The assertion added that remoted rain, wind, and thunderstorms are additionally anticipated in Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Islamabad, Northeast Punjab, and Higher Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on September 27, 28, 30 and October 1.

Furthermore, rain, wind, and thunderstorms are anticipated at scattered locations in Sukkur, Larkana, Jacobabad, Kohlu, Sibbi, Naseerabad, Barkhan, Zhob, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur and Bahawalpur from September 28-30.

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