Islamabad (Staff Report): The Met Office has issued a weather advisory on Thursday for Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral regions, forecasting a glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF).

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said, “Due to persistent heat wave conditions in Gilgit Baltistan and Chitral , the temperatures are likely to increase by more than 5C from normal, which may continue for next three to four days.”

“Melt rate will enhance due to high temperatures and expected localized heavy downpour which may trigger glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) events in Gilgit Baltistan and Chitral areas,” it said.

The statement also advised people living along the water ways must remain vigilant during the period, as the region is under the grip of unusual heat for the last few days.