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Friday, July 19, 2024  
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Most Pakistan regions to experience hot weather before Monsoon begins

Rains forecasted for upper KP and northeastern Punjab
The Met has forecast hot weather until July 3. Image source pmd.gov.pk
The Met has forecast hot weather until July 3. Image source pmd.gov.pk

The Monsoon season begins in Pakistan on Thursday, July 4, this year. However, during the intervening three days, most regions of the country will experience hot weather, according to a weather forecast by the Pakistan Meteorological Department on Saturday.

“Hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country on Saturday, while the southern regions will remain hot and humid. However, there is a possibility of thunderstorms accompanied by rain in eastern Punjab, lower Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, and adjacent hilly areas,” the Met office said.

“On Sunday, the weather will remain hot and humid in most areas of the country. Thunderstorms with rain are possible at some locations in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and northeastern Punjab.”

The coastal areas in the Sindh province may receive drizzle, according to the forecast.

Hundreds of tourists who have flocked the hill station of Muree on Eid may be left drenching in rain

Hundreds of tourists who have flocked the hill station of Muree on Eid may be left drenching in rain on Saturday evening or overnight.

Experts have predicted a different Monsoon pattern in Pakistan this year, with a higher rainfall for the upper parts of the country and relatively dry weather conditions for the southern province of Balochistan and Sindh.

Final spell of pre-Monsoon rains

Earlier this week, pre-Monsoon rains lashed Punjab, KP, and the Gilgit-Balstistan regions of the country.

The spell continued on Frida and there were thunderstorms with rain in several locations in northeastern/southern Punjab, lower Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northeastern Balochistan, and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Maximum rainfall was recorded in the following areas: Punjab: Gujranwala and Narowal 33 millimeters, Gujrat 18 millimeters, Sialkot (city 17 and airport 15 millimeters), Hafizabad 15 millimeters, Bhakkar 12 millimeters, Mandi Bahauddin 05 millimeters, Lahore airport 02 millimeters, Jhelum and Mangla 01 millimeter; Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: D.I. Khan (city 33 and airport 03 millimeters), Der (upper 01 millimeter), Bannu 01 millimeter; Balochistan: Sibi 07 millimeters, Barkhan 06 millimeters; Gilgit-Baltistan: 05 millimeters of rainfall was recorded in Bagrote, which is a new record.

On Friday, the highest temperature recorded was 47 degrees Celsius in Nokkundi, followed by 46 degrees Celsius in Dalbandin, making it the hottest day on record.

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