ISLAMABAD: A dust storm dawned on the federal capital and the adjoining areas on Tuesday followed by heavy rainfall, breaking the long heat spell that had experts worried.
The rainfall lowered the mercury in the twin cities bringing much-needed respite for the residents. Scattered rainfall is expected to continue in the region. Earlier today, the Meteorological Department had forecast rainfall for Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore division and Kashmir.
However, the forecast did say the weather would remain hot even after the rainfall. The temperature will remain 1-2C above the long-term average in the plain areas of the country. The dry weather conditions with chances of one or two isolated rainfall and thunderstorm events with dust storms were expected in the first half of June.
For the northern areas and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Met Department has forecast three rain weather systems after June 15. The hot spell, according to the Met Department, is likely to break in the third week of June when temperatures will come down by 2 to 4 degrees. The gusty winds turned the weather pleasant in the capital.