Rain-thundershower likely at scattered places
Strong monsoon currents from Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal are penetrating into upper and central parts of the country.
Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Thursday forecast rain-thundershower associated with gusty winds at scattered places of Islamabad, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan during the next 24 hours.
Rain-thundershower is also likely at isolated places in Kalat division and Lower Sindh during next 24 hours. A few heavy falls are also expected in Kashmir, Hazara division, upper Punjab including Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore and Sargodha division during next 24 hours.
According to the synoptic situation, well marked seasonal low was lying over north Balochistan and its trough was extending southeastwards. Strong monsoon currents from Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal were penetrating into upper and central parts of the country.
A westerly wave was also affecting upper parts of the country and expected to persist during next 48 hours. The highest maximum temperatures recorded the last 24 hours were Sibbi 45 C, Dadu, Sukkur 43 C, Rahim Yar Khan 42 C, Shaheed Benazirabad, Moenjodharo, Khanpur and Panjgur 41 C.
The maximum temperatures recorded in the other cities were Islamabad 30 C, Lahore 33 C, Karachi 35 C, Peshawar 30 C, Quetta 37 C, Skardu 22 C, Murree 22 C, Muzaffarabad 31 C, Gilgit 27 C, Faisalabad 38 C, Multan 39 C and Hyderabad 38 C.
The rainfall recorded during the last 24 hours were Rawalakot 44 mm, Bhakkar 42, Islamabad (Saidpur 38, Zero point 27), Kakul, Bannu, Toba Tek Singh 37, Dir, Chakwal 27, Malamjaba, Sahiwal, Dera Ismail Khan 24, Dir, Murree 23, Mangla 21, Balakot 20, , Saidu Sharif 17, Peshawar (Civil 17, PAF 05), Lahore (PBO 16, Airport 12), Muzaffarabad 15, Rawalpindi (Shamsabad 12, Chaklala 08), Chirat 12, Garhi Dupatta 12, Gujrat 11, Hunza, Gujranwala 09, Parachinar 08, Bunji, Kotli, Risalpur 06, Lower Dir 07 and Drosh 05 mm.