Lahore (Staff Report): The Meteorology Department has predicted heavy rain and thundershower in Islamabad, Upper Punjab, Lower Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Eastern Balochistan and Kashmir in the next 48 hours.

According to Met spokesman, monsoon has already made onset in Pakistan on Monday and the monsoon incursion is likely to increase from Wednesday. A westerly wave in the meantime is expected to grip upper parts of the country.

Rain with gusty winds are likely at a number of places, including Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Lahore and Faislabad divisions in Punjab; KP; Hyderabad, Karachi, Mirpurkhas, Shaheed Benazirabad divisions in Sindh.

Rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy falls expected at scattered places of southern Punjab (Sahiwal, Multan, Bahawalpur, D.G.Khan divisions), upper Sindh (Larkana and Sukkar divisions), Eastern Balochistan (Zhob, Sibbi, Naseerabad & Kalat divisions) and Gilgit-Baltistan (G.B) during the period.

The heavy falls may generate flash floods in the vulnerable areas particularly in Barsati Nullahs of KP, Pothohar region, Gujranwala, DG Khan Divisions and Kashmir during the period.