Rain to beat heat spell


Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Thursday forecast rain for different parts of the country which will beat the prevailing long heat spell, giving relief to the people. Rain/dust thunderstorm is likely at the scattered places of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha and Faisalabad divisions during the next 24 hours. According to the synoptic situation, seasonal low lies over northwest Balochistan and adjoining areas with its trough extending southeast wards. Weak monsoon currents are penetrating into upper parts of the country and likely to persist for the next three days. Rain/dust-thunderstorm is expected at scattered places of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar and Kohat divisions during the next 24 hours.
Mainly hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of the Sindh during the next 24 hours. However dust-thunderstorm/light rain is likely at isolated places of Sindh coast during the next 24 hours.
The weather will remain hot and dry in Balochistan. Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan, mostly partly cloudy weather is expected with chances of rain/thunderstorm at scattered places during the next 24 hours.
Yesterday’s highest maximum temperature recorded in Bannu , Bhakkar, Bhawalnagar and Dalbandeen was 47 C. The maximum temperatures of other cities during the last 24 hours were Islamabad 42 C, Lahore 39, Quetta 40, Karachi 34, Peshawar 43, Muzaffarabad 42, Gilgit 40, Murree 29, Multan 44 and Faisalabad 44C.