PMD Forecasts More Rain for Central Punjab on June 6

PMD Forecasts More Rain for Central Punjab on June 6 – The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecasted more rain for central Punjab on Thursday, June 6, 2024.

In its latest weather bulletin, the PMD stated that while mainly hot and dry weather is expected across most parts of the country, regions including upper and central Punjab, the Pothohar region, Islamabad, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, northeastern Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Kashmir should prepare for rain accompanied by windstorms and thunderstorms.

The PMD attributed these weather conditions to a westerly wave currently affecting the upper and central parts of Pakistan. This system is expected to bring significant weather changes, particularly to the mentioned areas.

For Wednesday, June 5, 2024, the PMD reported similar conditions, with rain, windstorms, and thunderstorms occurring in upper and central Punjab, the Pothohar region, Islamabad, upper Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Kashmir. Other parts of the country experienced predominantly hot and dry weather.

Over the past 24 hours, various regions have already seen rain and thunderstorms. In Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, rainfall measurements included Patan with 17mm, Malam Jabba with 15mm, and Saidu Sharif with 14mm. Punjab witnessed rainfall with Mandi Bahauddin recording 16mm, Joharabad 14mm, and Murree and Dera Ghazi Khan 10mm each. Islamabad also received rainfall, with 6mm in the city and Saidpur, and lesser amounts at the airport and Golra. Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir saw lighter showers, with Chillas receiving 3mm and Muzaffarabad 3mm as well.

The highest maximum temperatures recorded today were in Sibbi at a scorching 47°C, followed by Gujranwala at 46°C. Other high temperatures included Jacobabad, Mohenjodaro, Shaheed Benazirabad, Bahawalnagar, Bhakkar, and Dadu at 45°C, while D.I. Khan, Noorpur Thal, Kasur, and Khairpur reached 44°C.

Residents in the affected areas are advised to take necessary precautions in light of the forecasted weather conditions. The PMD’s forecast serves as a critical reminder of the dynamic weather patterns affecting the region, urging preparedness and caution.

As the westerly wave continues to influence the weather, citizens are encouraged to stay updated with the PMD’s advisories and prepare for potential disruptions caused by the predicted rain, windstorms, and thunderstorms.