PMD Forecasts Thunderstorms in Pakistan on June 21, 2024

PMD Forecasts Thunderstorms in Pakistan on June 21, 2024

Islamabad, June 20, 2024 – The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has issued a weather forecast predicting thunderstorms across many regions of the country on Friday, June 21, 2024.

According to the PMD’s daily weather bulletin, windstorms and thunderstorms are expected at isolated locations in northeast Balochistan, Punjab, Islamabad, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, and Gilgit-Baltistan.

The forecast also includes the likelihood of a few hailstorms and heavy falls in northeast Balochistan, central and upper Punjab, and southern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa during this period. Meanwhile, hot and dry weather conditions are anticipated to prevail in other parts of the country.

Synoptic Situation

The PMD explained that moist currents from the Arabian Sea are penetrating central and upper parts of Pakistan, contributing to the unsettled weather. Additionally, a shallow westerly wave is affecting these central and upper regions, further influencing the weather patterns.

Thursday’s Weather

For Thursday, June 20, 2024, the PMD predicted windstorms and thunderstorms with isolated rain in northeast Balochistan, Punjab, Islamabad, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, and Gilgit-Baltistan. Other areas of the country are expected to experience hot and dry conditions.

Recent Weather Conditions

Over the past 24 hours, several regions have already experienced windstorms and thunderstorms. These conditions were reported in Punjab, northeast Balochistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, and Gilgit-Baltistan, while the rest of the country faced hot and dry weather.

Rainfall Data

The PMD provided detailed rainfall data for various regions, with notable measurements including:

* Punjab: Lahore Airport (33mm), Head Office Wasa (15mm), Upper Mall (14mm), and Layyah (27mm).

* Balochistan: Barkhan (10mm).

* Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa: Parachinar (6mm) and D.I. Khan Airport (5mm).

* Kashmir: Garhi Dupatta (1mm).

* Gilgit-Baltistan: Astore (1mm).

Maximum Temperatures

Today’s highest maximum temperatures recorded were:

* Gwadar, Sibbi, Turbat: 48°C

* Pasni: 46°C

* Jacobabad, Jiwani, Lasbella: 45°C

Conclusion

Residents in the affected areas are advised to prepare for the anticipated thunderstorms and possible hailstorms, ensuring safety measures are in place to mitigate any potential impacts. The PMD’s forecast underscores the need for vigilance and readiness, especially in regions prone to heavy rainfall and severe weather conditions.

As the moist currents and westerly waves continue to influence Pakistan’s weather, the PMD will provide ongoing updates and warnings to keep the public informed. Stay tuned for further weather advisories and updates from the Pakistan Meteorological Department.