RAWALPINDI: A couple of hours of rainfall in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi on Friday caused water level in Leh Nullah to rise, swamping low-lying locations.
Locals of the twin cities awakened to a bright morning, nevertheless, it started to rain throughout the mid-day after dark clouds showed up. Rainfall continued up until evening with little periods bringing the mercury down to 33 ° C.
The area management, Water and Cleanliness Agency (Wasa), civil protection division and Rescue 1122 stayed on high sharp throughout the day to take care of any kind of emergency situation.
The Meteorological Department tape-recorded 83 millimetres (mm) of rainfall at Zero Point, Saidpur and Golra, 25mm at Bokra as well as 1mm at the flight terminal in Islamabad region. In Rawalpindi, 36mm of rainfall was videotaped in Shamsabad and also 9mm in Chaklala. Extra rainfalls are expected.
According to a Met official solid downpour currents were permeating through upper and also reduced parts of the nation. A westerly wave is also influencing upper/western parts of the country.
“Rain-wind/thundershower is expected in Islamabad, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, eastern Balochistan and Sindh. Isolated heavy falls are additionally likely to occur throughout the duration,” he claimed, including that rain-thundershower was videotaped in Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as well as Kashmir while separated heavy drops additionally taken place throughout the period.
“Warm and also humid weather condition dominated in other places in the country,” the official stated.
Rainfall was seen in Rawalpindi from Liaquat Bagh to Faizabad area while light rain occurred in Chaklala Scheme-III and also adjoining locations.
Wasa officials remained busy in the mid-day to drain out water which went into residences. Met authorities were of the view that in downpour, rainfall took place for tiny periods of time.
“Leh Nullah rose by 12 feet at Gawalmandi and also 14 feet at Kattarian but the situation continued to be under control because of dredging of the nullah, done prior to the monsoon,” said Wasa Managing Supervisor Raja Shaukat Mehmood while speaking with Dawn.
He claimed pre-alert signs supplanted the location when the water level rose by 11 feet at Gawalmandi as well as a discharge operation began when the water level got to 22 feet. Nevertheless, he said that the water level gradually reduced after 5:30 pm as well as came to be regular later on in the evening.
“We currently imposed rainfall emergency situation from July 1 to Sept 15. Wasa officials remained sharp to manage any kind of emergency situation. Hefty rain lashed catchment areas of Leh Nullah as well as it elevated the water level in the nullah. However, the water receded soon after the rainfall quit,” he said.
Heavy rainfall is expected in city areas for the following two days as well as hereof, all flooding feedback groups have actually been turned on to drain out water from low-lying areas.