Weather: (Monsoon starts in upper parts of country tonight)

July 4, 2015 Off By Web Desk

ISLAMABAD: The Met office has forecast beginning of Monsoon season in upper parts of the country from midnight tonight.

According to a Met office spokesman, a weather system from Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal is heading towards Pakistan and would cause monsoon rains with thundershower in Kashmir, Hazara, Islamabad and Rawalpindi divisions from tonight.

He said the system would extend upto Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha and Sahiwal divisions on Monday. He said that a less than normal Monsoon with some uncertainties is expected in the country during the upcoming season from July to September this year.

However, a few extreme rainfall events may occur over AJK, North-east Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa resulting into flooding due to interaction of easterly and westerly systems.