More rains likely in parts of country
KARACHI: The Met Office on Monday forecast more monsoon rains for the most parts of country during the current week.
It said that the monsoon currents are continuously penetrating in upper and eastern parts of the country and likely to continue in coming days. “A westerly wave is also likely to influence the upper parts of the country around weekend,” it added.
Malakand, Hazara, Mardan, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala and Lahore Divisions, and Islamabad and Kashmir are likely to receive scattered rain-thundershowers with gusty winds.
Isolated light to moderate rain-thundershowers are expected in Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu and DI Khan, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Multan, DG Khan and Bahawalpur, Zhob, Kalat and Mirpurkhas Division, besides FATA and Gilgit-Baltistan until next Sunday.
From Wednesday till Saturday, Hazara, Malakand, Mardan, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala and Lahore divisions, and Islamabad and Kashmir are likely to receive isolated heavy falls.
“After rains, the farmers should carry out insecticides sprays at the standing crops in consultation with the concerned agriculture department,” the Met advised.
It said that the farmers should also drain out accumulated rainwater from standing cotton and vegetable crops, adding that the rice cultivation after rains in consultation with concerned department.
Heat waves are likely to continue in Karachi with a maximum temperature up to 35 degrees Celsius and 75 percent humidity. Drizzles are expected in the city on July 17-18.