WEATHER UPDATE: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted rain with dust-thunderstorm during Eid Holidays in different areas of Pakistan. In a press release, the PMD said that heat wave weather conditions are likely to subside during the period.
According to the Met Department, it is expected that a westerly wave is likely to enter the western part of the country from May 1 and likely to persist till May 5 (Thursday).
Under the influence of this weather system:
- Rain-wind/thunderstorm is expected in Chaghi, Noshki, Quetta, Chaman, Pishin, Qila Abdullah, Loralai, Mastung, Zhob, Ziarat, Kalat, Sibbi, Naseerabad, Barkhan, Larkana, Jaccobabad, Sukkur, Rajanpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Layyah, Bhakkar, Multan, Khanewal, Sahiwal, Okara, Pakpattan, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, and Rahimyar Khan from May 1 to May 3.
- Dust-storm is also expected in Karachi, Hyderabad, Shaheed Benazirabad, Mirpurkhas, Thatta and Badin during May 1 and May 2.
- Dust-thunderstorm/ light rain is expected in D. I Khan, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Waziristan, Murree, Galliyat, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mianwali, Khushab, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Sing, Jhang, Sheikhupura, Lahore, Hafizabad, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Narowal and Gujrat from May 3 to May 4.
- Rain-wind/thunderstorm is also expected in Chitral, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Swabi, Nowshera, Mardan, Charsadda, Peshawar, Kohat, Kurum, Gilgit-Baltistan (Diamir, Gilgit, Ghizer, Astore and Skardu), Kashmir (Muzaffarabad, Neelum Valley, Rawalakot, Bagh, Haveli, Kotli, Bhimber, Mirpur, Srinagar, Baramulla, Shupiyan, Anantnag and Leh) from May 1 to May 5.
- Windstorm may cause damages to vulnerable structures in Balochistan, Sindh during May 1 and May 2, while in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, Punjab and Kashmir during May 2 and May 3.
- Day temperatures are likely to fall 04-06°c during the forecast period.
- Rain may cause landslide in the vulnerable areas of Gilgit-Baltistan from May 2 to May 5.
Aside from the weather update during Eid-ul-Fitr, the PMD advised all concerned authorities to remain alert during the forecast period.
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