The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) predicts rainfall and thunderstorms starting on September 15.

Islamabad: The Meteorological Office has reported that moderate monsoon currents originating from the Bay of Bengal are expected to enter the upper regions of the country starting from September 15. Additionally, a westerly wave is forecasted to reach these areas on September 16.

As a result of these weather patterns, we can anticipate the following conditions:

1. Rain and Wind-Thunderstorms: These are expected in various regions, including Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, Murree, Galliyat, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, and many others, starting from the evening/night of September 15 and continuing until September 20, with occasional breaks.

2. Rain with Thunderstorms: Kurram, Lakki Marwat, Dera Ismail Khan, Bannu, Karak, Waziristan, Mianwali, Sargodha, Khushab, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, and Bhakkar can expect these conditions from the evening/night of September 16 to the 18th, also with occasional interruptions.

3. Rain Coupled with Thunderstorm: In Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Musa Khel, Barkhan, Zhob, Kalat, Khuzdar, Mirpurkhas, Khairpur, Tharparkar, Umer Kot, and Sanghar, similar weather is anticipated during this period.

Expected Impacts and Advisories:

1. Increased Water Flows: Moderate to heavy rainfall may lead to higher water flows in local nullahs and streams in various regions, including Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Galliyat, Murree, and Rawalpindi/Islamabad from September 17 to 19.

2. Landslide Risk: Moderate to heavy rains could trigger landslides in vulnerable areas, including Murree, Galliyat, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner, Mansehra, and Abbottabad during the wet spell from September 16 to September 19.

3. Weather Change: Prevailing very hot and humid conditions are expected to subside during this weather spell.

4. Farmers and Tourists: Farmers are advised to adjust their crop-related activities accordingly, and tourists and travelers are cautioned to remain vigilant to avoid any untoward situations during this period.

5. Structural Damage: Wind-thunderstorms may cause damage to loose structures such as electric poles and solar panels.

6. Safety: The general public is urged to seek shelter in safe places during windstorms, lightning, and heavy rains.

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