In the latest weather update, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted rain and thunderstorm in upper and central parts of the country during coming days with occasional gaps.
According to the Met Office, a westerly wave is likely to enter in western and upper parts of the country on 22nd May will persist during the week with occasional gaps.
The PMD update states that under the weather system wind-dust / thunderstorm-rain with a few hailstorm (Isolated heavy falls) is expected in Kashmir (Neelum valley, Muzaffarabad, Poonch, Hattian, Bagh, Haveli, Sudhanoti, Kotli, Bhimber, Mirpur), Gilgit-Baltistan (Diamir, Astore, Ghizer, Skardu, Hunza, Gilgit, Ghanche, Shigar),Chitral, Dir, Swat, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Swabi, Mardan, Bajaur, Kurram, Waziristan, Kohat, Bannu, Tank, Karak, Dera Ismail Khan, Islamabad, Murree, Galliyat, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum from 22nd (evening/night) to 26th May.
Furthermore, there is expectation of wind-dust/thunderstorm-rain (with isolated hailstorm) in Sargodha, Mianwali, Layyah, Khushab, Bhakkar, Faisalabad, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Sheikhupura, Nankana, Gujranwala, Mandi Bahauddin, Narowal, Sialkot, Kasur, Pakpattan, Okara, Sahiwal, Lahore, R.Y khan, Bahawalnagar, Multan, D.G khan and Rajanpur from 23rd (evening/night) to 26th May.
Moreover, wind-dust-thunderstorm/rain is expected in Balochistan (Quetta, Zhob, Barkhan, Qilla Saifullah, Qila Abdullah, Chaman, Pishin, Noshki, Naseer Abad, Kalat, Khuzdar, Sibbi, Turbat, Panjgur), upper Sindh (Sukkur, Dadu, Jacobabad & Larkana) on 22nd (evening/night) 24th May.
- Dust storm/wind storm may cause damage to lose structure and standing crops in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Kashmir during 23rd to 25th May.
- Farmers are advised to remain cautious during the forecast period.
- Tourists are advised to plan their activities accordingly.
- General public is advised to stay at safe places during the dust storm/wind-thunderstorm.
- Prevailing hot wave conditions are likely to subside during the wet spell.
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