The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) issued a weather update on Friday stating that prevailing heatwave like conditions will likely subside from 25th June 2023 as pre-monsoon rains with dust thunderstorm are predicted in upper and central parts of the country.
According to the details, the Met Office informed that moist currents are penetrating in upper and central parts of the country from Arabian sea and a westerly wave is likely to enter in upper parts of the country on 25th June.
Under the weather influence, there is expectation of rain / wind-thunderstorm in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree, Galliyat, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, Chitral, Swat, Mansehra, Kohistan, Abbottabad, Haripur, Peshawar, Mardan, Swabi, Nowshera, Kurram, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Kohat, Mianwali, Sargodha, Hafizabad, M. B Din, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh from 24th (night) to 30th June with occasional gaps.
Furthermore, rain/wind-thundershower with isolated heavy falls is also expected in Barkhan, Loralai, Sibbi, Naseerabad, Kalat, Khuzdar, Zhob, Ziarat, Musakhel, D I Khan, Karak, Waziristan, D G khan, Rajanpur, Multan, Bhakkar, Layyah, Kot Addu, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Sahiwal, Pakpattan, Okara, from 26th to 29th June, while in Sukkur, Jacobabad and Larkana on 27th/28th June.
According to the weather update, the people will get a much needed relief from the heatwave like conditions with pre-monsoon rain from 25th June 2023 (Sunday) to 30th June 2023 (Friday).
Impacts and Advises:
- Prevailing heat wave conditions are likely to subside during the forecast period.
- Heavy rain fall may cause urban flooding in low lying areas of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Gujranwala, Lahore on 26th and 27th of June, and may trigger landslides in the vulnerable areas of Murree, Galliyat, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan and hilly areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Heavy rain may cause flash flooding in hill torrents of D G Khan and adjoining areas of north-east Balochistan on 27th June.
- Travelers and tourists are advised to remain cautious to avoid any untoward situation during the forecast period.
- Farmers are advised to manage their agricultural activities keeping in view the weather forecast.
- During the dust storm/wind-thunderstorm & heavy falls the loose structure like electric poles, solar panels etc may damage and general public is advised to stay at safe places during dust thunderstorm and heavy showers.
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