Lahore (Web Desk): The first widespread monsoon rain system on Monday lashed parts of the country including provincial capitals of Punjab and Sindh.
Scattered to fairly wide-spread thunderstorm/rain of moderate intensity with isolated heavy falls reported over the upper catchments of all the major rivers along with Rawalpindi, Sargodha Gujranwala and Lahore divisions, the Radio Pakistan reported.
According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), strong monsoon currents from the Bay of Bengal have reached upper parts of the country, causing rains that will continue for a few days.
Meanwhile, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has said there is a likelihood of urban flooding due to heavy rains in Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Peshawar and Faisalabad today and tomorrow.
As per the PMD’s flood alert department, heavy rains may generate flash flooding and may trigger landslides in vulnerable areas of Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.