Pakistan Met Predicts Thundershower in Islamabad and Kashmir on August 6

Pakistan Met Predicts Thundershower in Islamabad and Kashmir on August 6

The Pakistan Meteorological Department has issued a weather forecast predicting thundershower activity in Islamabad, Kashmir, and various parts of the country on Sunday, August 6, 2023.

According to the weather forecast, most parts of the country can expect hot and humid weather conditions. However, specific regions, including Kashmir, Islamabad, Pothohar region, northeast/east Punjab, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Gilgit-Baltistan, are likely to experience rain, wind, and thundershowers. In some areas, heavy rainfall is anticipated during the forecast period.

Meteorologists attribute these weather patterns to the influence of moist currents from the Arabian Sea, which are penetrating the upper parts of the country. Additionally, a westerly wave is present over the upper regions of Pakistan, contributing to the weather instability.

The past 24 hours have seen hot and humid conditions in most parts of the country. However, rain and thundershower activity were reported in upper and central Punjab, Islamabad, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Kashmir.

Notable recorded rainfall measurements in millimeters from the past 24 hours include:

Punjab: Gujranwala 102mm, Islamabad (Bokra 67mm, Saidpur 46mm, Golra 45mm, ZP 26mm, AP 23mm), Rawalpindi (Kacheri 56mm, Chaklala AP 34mm, Shamsabad 17mm), Hafizabad 46mm, Toba Tek Singh 24mm, Sialkot (City 24mm, AP 02mm), Chakwal 20mm, Mangla 17mm, Gujrat 13mm, Murree 06mm, Mandi Bahauddin, Jhelum 04mm, Faisalabad 02mm.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Dir (lower 54mm, upper 07mm), Malam Jabba 10mm, Balakot 07mm, Kakul, Saidu Sharif 03mm, Kalam 01mm.

Gilgit-Baltistan: Babusar 03mm, Gupis 02mm.

Kashmir: Gahridupatta 04mm, Muzaffarabad (city) 01mm.

As for the highest recorded maximum temperatures (°C) today, Dalbandin and Nokkundi both reached 45°C.

The Pakistan Met Office advises residents in the affected regions to take necessary precautions during the thundershower and heavy rainfall periods to ensure safety and minimize potential damages.

It is always recommended to stay informed about weather updates and follow official guidelines to cope with the changing weather conditions.

Please note that weather conditions can change rapidly, and it is advisable to keep abreast of the latest updates from the Pakistan Met Office and local authorities.

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