PMD Forecasts Rain for Northern Balochistan on June 2

PMD Forecasts Rain for Northern Balochistan on June 2 – The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecasted rain for northern Balochistan on Sunday, June 2, 2024. In its latest weather advisory, the PMD indicated that while most parts of the country will experience predominantly hot weather, some regions will face windstorms, gusty winds, and isolated rain-thunderstorms.

The PMD’s forecast highlights that southern parts of Pakistan will endure very hot conditions with dust-raising and gusty winds. Conversely, northern areas, including Gilgit-Baltistan, northern Balochistan, and upper Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, can expect windstorms and rain-thunderstorms.

Discussing the synoptic situation, the PMD mentioned that continental air is currently prevailing over most parts of the country, contributing to the ongoing weather patterns.

On Saturday, June 1, 2024, mainly dry weather is expected in most regions, with the southern parts again likely to experience dust-raising and gusty winds. However, isolated rain-thunderstorms, coupled with windstorms, are anticipated in Gilgit-Baltistan, northeast and central Punjab, northern Balochistan, Kashmir, and the adjoining hilly areas.

Reflecting on the past 24 hours, the PMD noted that very hot weather persisted across most of the plains, with isolated rain-wind/thunderstorms occurring in regions such as northern Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Islamabad, and the Potohar region. Specific rainfall measurements recorded were: Balochistan’s Barkhan received 6 mm, Gilgit-Baltistan’s Skardu 4 mm, Bagrote and Astore 3 mm each, Gilgit 1 mm, and Punjab’s Murree also received 1 mm.

The highest recorded maximum temperatures on Saturday underscored the intensity of the heatwave affecting the country. Turbat and Sibbi topped the charts with a scorching 48°C, followed closely by Jacobabad, Lasbella, Okara, and Pasni at 47°C. Other areas experiencing extreme heat included Bhakkar, Khairpur, Noorpur Thal, Kasur, D.I. Khan, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Jhang, Mandi Bahauddin, Mohenjo-Daro, and Sargodha, all registering a high of 46°C.

As the forecast indicates, the anticipated rain and thunderstorms in northern Balochistan and surrounding areas could provide some much-needed relief from the oppressive heat. The PMD advises residents in affected regions to stay updated with the latest weather advisories and take necessary precautions against the predicted windstorms and gusty winds.