Skymet weather

Massive floods in Pakistan claim 50 lives, hundreds injured and crop damage

April 18, 2019 1:54 PM |

Pakistan FloodsHeavy rains have triggered massive floods in Pakistan, which has claimed at least 50 lives and leaving over 150 injured. Incessant weather had also damaged several houses and crops. Hundreds of villagers were being evacuated and moved to shelter houses. As per the state authorities, major cause of the deaths was gushing waters flowing down into valleys from mountains and squally winds. According to weathermen, reason behind the floods can be attributed to the passage of the an active Western Disturbance across Pakistan and its induced cyclonic circulation over the central parts of the country. The worse hit areas were the northwestern province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan in the southwest were the worse hit, with large swathes of land submerged in the water.

Rescue operations are underway but inclement weather conditions have been hampering the work. More rescue team and army have been on alert as weathermen are predicting more rains. The central province of Punjab, also known as the food basket of Pakistan, has suffered a major setback as wheat crop on hundreds of hectares of land stands destroyed. Occurrence of floods during this time of the year is rare sight. The region is more prone to the floods usually during Southwest Monsoon season, that reaches the country in July and lasts until the end of August. Floods and weather-related incidents kill hundreds of people every year in Pakistan. Image Credit: irna.ir Any information taken from here should be credited to skymetweather.com


For accurate weather forecast and updates, download Skymet Weather (Android App | iOS App) App.

Weather Forecast

Other Latest Stories

Weather on Twitter
From 'Wettest August', El Nino to Rainfall Performance! That's precisely what you want to know about #Monsoon2019 i… t.co/JfarOiWMNe
Sunday, August 25 22:00Reply
#Mumbai #rains had a very sad start in the beginning of the year but with heavy rains during #Monsoon, Mumbai has s… t.co/eurd2STNbl
Sunday, August 25 21:38Reply
RT @SkymetHindi: अगले दो-तीन दिनों के दौरान उत्तराखंड के लगभग सभी शहरों और हिमाचल प्रदेश तथा जम्मू कश्मीर के दक्षिणी भागों में बादलों और न…
Sunday, August 25 21:36Reply
RT @SkymetHindi: साल 2019 की शुरुआत मध्य प्रदेश के लिए भले ही खराब रही हो लेकिन अब मॉनसून शिकायत का कोई मौका नहीं दे रहा है। मध्य प्रदेश पर…
Sunday, August 25 21:36Reply
Until today, #Mumbai has recorded 2527.5 mm of rains against its annual of 2515 mm before the end of #Monsoon.… t.co/Su1VyUsuvs
Sunday, August 25 21:34Reply
RT @SkymetHindi: मॉनसून मध्य भारत पर लगातार है मेहरबान। मध्य प्रदेश के पश्चिमी भागों उत्तरी महाराष्ट्र और पूर्वी गुजरात के कई शहरों में हो…
Sunday, August 25 21:28Reply
#Jammu and #Kashmir, #HimachalPradesh and Uttarakhand might experience light #rains at isolated places. Gangetic… t.co/Ry6zytCnV7
Sunday, August 25 20:55Reply
Despite of delayed onset of #Monsoon in #Mumbai , today #Santacruz surpasses it’s annual rainfall average.… t.co/qnFB2AKSr3
Sunday, August 25 20:27Reply
Places like Kannur, Kasargode, Kozhikode, Malapuram and Kochin etc are likely to witness heavy showers. While other… t.co/5sg3r72mMZ
Sunday, August 25 19:58Reply
अमरावती व अकोला येथे मुसळधार, तर नागपूर, गोंदिया आणि चंद्रपूर येथे हलक्या ते मध्यम पावसाची शक्यता -via… t.co/EWfHzPKpyE
Sunday, August 25 18:33Reply

latest news

Skymet weather

Download the Skymet App

Our app is available for download so give it a try