Rain, thundershowers likely to hit several parts of country

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A child carries an umbrella as he walks on the road during rain. — AFP
A child carries an umbrella as he walks on the road during rain. — AFP

Rain-wind and thundershowers are expected to hit several parts of the country in the next 24 hours, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said Thursday.

The weather forecast department predicted mainly hot and humid weather for most parts of the country during the next 24 hours.

However, rain-wind with thundershowers are expected at isolated places in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), northeast Punjab, Pothohar region, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan (GB).

Rain-wind and thundershowers are also likely at isolated places in northeast Balochistan and central Punjab.

Hot and humid weather is likely with chances of downpours in Islamabad and its surrounding areas during morning and night timings.

In KP, rain-wind and thundershowers are expected at isolated places in Dir, Swat, Chitral, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner, Battagram, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Haripur, Khyber, Mohmand, Bajaur, Swabi, Mardan, Nowshera, Peshawar, Kohat, Hangu, Karak, Lakki Marwat, Bannu, DI Khan, Tank, Waziristan, and Kurram.

Isolated heavy falls may also occur during the period.

In Punjab, monsoon spells are expected in Murree, Galliyat, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Talagang, Jhelum, Mandi Bahauddin, Gujrat, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Wazirabad, Lahore, Sheikhupura, Sialkot, Narowal, Sahiwal, Kasur, Okara, Pakpattan, Vehari, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Nankana Sahib, Chiniot, Faisalabad, Khushab, Sargodha, Mianwali, Bhakkar, Layyah, Multan, Khanpur, Rajanpur and Dera Ghazi Khan.

Hot and humid weather is expected in other districts of the province.

In Balochistan, mainly hot and humid weather is expected in most districts of the province, according to the PMD.

However, rainfalls are expected at isolated places in Barkhan, Musakhel, Zhob, Quetta, Zhob, Qilla Saifullah, Loralai, Kohlu, Khuzdar, Lasbela and surroundings.

In Sindh, mainly hot and humid weather is expected in most districts of the province.

However, partly cloudy weather with chances of rain or drizzle at isolated places in Tharparkar, Mithi, Umerkot, Badin, Mirpurkhas, Thatta, and Karachi during evening and night timings.

In Kashmir and GB, rain-wind and thundershowers are expected in different parts of the regions. Isolated heavy falls may also occur in Kashmir during the period.

During the last 24 hours, hot and humid weather prevailed over most parts of the country.

However, isolated rains occurred in different parts of the country, including northeast Punjab, Pothohar region, KP, northeast Balochistan and the GB.

The rainfall recorded during the period was Punjab: Dera Ghazi Khan 05mm, Attock 02, Mangla, Murree, Sialkot (city) 01, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Malam Jabba, Bannu 02, Balochistan: Zhob 02, Gilgit-Baltistan: Astore 01mm.

The highest maximum temperatures were recorded in Dadu, Sibbi 47°C, Jacobabad 46°C and Dalbandin 45°C.

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