PMD Issues Weather Forecast for July 1, 2024

PMD Issues Weather Forecast for July 1, 2024

Islamabad, June 30, 2024 – The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has released its weather forecast for Monday, July 1, 2024, indicating mainly hot and humid conditions across most parts of the country.

However, there are expectations of rain accompanied by windstorms or thundershowers at isolated locations in northeast Punjab, the Potohar region, Islamabad, upper Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Synoptic Situation: The PMD highlighted that weak moist currents from the Arabian Sea are penetrating the upper parts of the country and are expected to strengthen by Monday evening or night. Additionally, a westerly wave is anticipated to approach the upper regions of Pakistan on Monday evening or night, potentially bringing more rainfall to these areas.

Weather Forecast for July 1, 2024:

• General Conditions: Mainly hot and humid weather.

• Expected Rainfall: Isolated rain with windstorms or thundershowers in:

o Northeast Punjab

o Potohar region

o Islamabad

o Upper Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

o Kashmir

o Gilgit-Baltistan

Weather Summary for June 30, 2024: On Sunday, June 30, 2024, the weather was primarily hot and humid across most parts of the country. Nevertheless, there were occurrences of rain accompanied by windstorms or thundershowers at isolated locations in northeast Punjab, upper Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, and Kashmir.

Past 24 Hours Weather Report: Rain, windstorms, and thunderstorms were reported at isolated places in northeast Punjab, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, northeast Balochistan, and Gilgit-Baltistan. The remaining regions experienced predominantly hot and humid conditions.

Recorded Rainfall (mm):

• Punjab:

o Narowal: 27

o Lahore (City): 18

o Lahore (Airport): 5

o Murree: 8

o Sialkot (City): 8

o Sialkot (Airport): 4

o Chakwal: 2

o Sheikhupura: 2

• Kashmir:

o Garhi Dupatta: 17

o Rawalakot: 6

• Balochistan:

o Zhob: 5

• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa:

o Kalam: 3

o Lower Dir: 1

• Gilgit-Baltistan:

o Astore: 1

Highest Recorded Temperatures (°C):

• Sibbi: 47

• Nokkundi: 47

• Jacobabad: 46

• Dalbandin: 46

• Dadu: 45

• Bhakkar: 45

The PMD’s forecast serves as a crucial advisory for residents and authorities in the affected regions to prepare for potential weather disruptions. As the monsoon season progresses, the PMD continues to monitor weather patterns closely to provide timely updates and warnings.