Monsoon Rains Across Pakistan from June 26: PMD

Monsoon Rains Across Pakistan from June 26: PMD

Islamabad, June 25, 2024 – The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) announced on Tuesday that monsoon rains are likely to begin across the country starting Wednesday, June 26, 2024.

This announcement of PMD comes as monsoon currents from the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal are expected to penetrate the eastern parts of Pakistan. Additionally, the PMD said a low-pressure system is situated south of Indian Gujarat, which will influence the weather patterns over the region.

PMD Issues Weather Forecast:

• Sindh: From June 26 to July 1, rain, wind, and thunderstorms with isolated heavy falls are expected in several areas, including Mithi, Umarkot, Mirpur Khas, Sanghar, Tando Allahyar, Badin, Thatta, Karachi, Hyderabad, Jamshoro, Shaheed Benazirabad, Nausheroferoze, Khairpur, Dadu, Sukkur, Jacobabad, Kashmore, and Larkana.

• Punjab/Islamabad: Rain, wind, and thunderstorms with isolated heavy falls and hailstorms are expected in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree, Galliyat, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mandi Bahauddin, Gujrat, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Wazirabad, Lahore, Sheikhupura, Sialkot, Narowal, Sahiwal, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Nankana Sahib, Chiniot, Faisalabad, Okara, Kasur, Khushab, Sargodha, Bhakkar, and Mianwali from June 27 to July 1. Additionally, rain and thunderstorms are forecasted in Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, D.G. Khan, Multan, Khanewal, Lodhran, Muzaffargarh, Rajanpur, Rahimyar Khan, and Layyah from June 26 to June 30.

• Gilgit-Baltistan/Kashmir: Rain and thunderstorms are expected in Gilgit-Baltistan regions (Diamir, Astore, Ghizer, Skardu, Hunza, Gilgit, Ghanche, Shigar) and Kashmir (Neelum Valley, Muzaffarabad, Rawalakot, Poonch, Hattian, Bagh, Haveli, Sudhanoti, Kotli, Bhimber, Mirpur) from June 28 to July 1, with occasional heavy falls likely in Kashmir during this period.

• Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa: Rain, wind, and thunderstorms with isolated heavy falls are expected in Dir, Chitral, Swat, Kohistan, Malakand, Bajaur, Shangla, Battagram, Buner, Kohat, Mohmand, Khyber, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Peshawar, Mardan, Hangu, and Kurram from June 28 to July 1.

• Balochistan: Rain, wind, and thunderstorms are expected in Lasbella, Khuzdar, Awaran, Jhal Magsi, Kalat, Naseerabad, Jaffarabad, Dera Bugti, Kohlu, Zhob, and Barkhan from June 26 to June 28.

Possible Impacts and Advisory:

The PMD has warned of possible urban and flash floods in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Sialkot, Gujranwala, and Narowal, as well as in the hilly areas of Kashmir from June 28 to June 30. Dust storms, windstorms, and lightning may disrupt daily routines and pose risks to loose structures such as electric poles, vehicles, and solar panels, the PMD added.

All concerned authorities are advised to remain “ALERT” and take necessary measures to avoid any untoward situations. The PMD’s advisory is a call to action for local administrations and residents to prepare for the upcoming weather conditions and ensure safety and readiness during the monsoon season.