SUNDAY TIMES ISLAMABAD:Pakistan Meteorological Department has informed that a strong rain bearing system will enter in the country on Sunday evening or night and it will likely to persist till Friday.

According to weather report, in the initial phase rain, with snowfall over the hills is expected at scattered places at Balochistan’s Quetta, Zhob and Kalat divisions, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab’s Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha and Faisalabad divisions, Islamabad, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir during Sunday and Monday.

The weather system in its final phase will likely to further intensify on Tuesday evening and may persist till Friday, the forecast said.

Under the influence of this weather system widespread rain-thunderstorm is expected in Balochistan and at scattered places in Sindh from Tuesday to Thursday. The wet spell will continue in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Islamabad, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir till Friday, the weather report said.

The weather advisory has also warned that heavy rainfalls may trigger landslides in Malakand, Hazara, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir and may cause flash flooding in local nullah and riverine of Balochistan and hill torrents of DG Khan on Wednesday and Thursday.

The Provincial Disaster Management Authority  of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has also issued an alert.