PMD Predicts Thundershowers for Most of Pakistan on June 28

PMD Predicts Thundershowers for Most of Pakistan on June 28

Karachi, June 27, 2024 – The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecasted thundershowers for most parts of Pakistan on Friday, June 28, 2024.

According to the PMD’s weather forecast, scattered rain-windstorms and thundershowers are expected in several regions, including Kashmir, northeast Punjab, the Pothohar region, Islamabad, upper Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, and southeast/lower Sindh. Isolated thundershowers are also anticipated in northeast/south Balochistan, upper Sindh, south Punjab, and south Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

The PMD explained that the current synoptic situation involves moist currents from the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal penetrating most parts of the country. Additionally, a westerly wave is affecting the upper regions of Pakistan, contributing to the expected weather patterns.

For Thursday, June 27, 2024, the PMD predicted mainly hot and humid weather for most parts of the country. However, isolated rain-windstorms and thundershowers were expected in southeast/lower Sindh, Kashmir, northeast Punjab, the Pothohar region, Islamabad, upper Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, northeast/south Balochistan, and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Over the past 24 hours, hot and dry weather prevailed over most of the country, with very hot conditions in the southern parts. Nevertheless, scattered rain-windstorms and thunderstorms were reported in southeast/lower Sindh, including Karachi, and isolated places in the Pothohar region, Islamabad, Kashmir, upper Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, and Zhob.

The PMD provided detailed rainfall measurements for the past 24 hours:

• Sindh: Mirpur Khas (48 mm), Karachi – Surjani Town (22 mm), North Karachi (14 mm), Gulshan-e-Hadeed (10 mm), Malir Halt (4 mm), Korangi (3 mm), Nazimabad (1 mm), Chhor (14 mm), Shaheed Benazirabad (11 mm)

• Kashmir: Kotli (29 mm)

• Punjab: Joharabad (19 mm), Islamabad Airport (4 mm), Murree (1 mm)

• Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa: Balakot (16 mm), Chitral (4 mm), Kalam (4 mm), Drosh (1 mm)

• Zhob: (1 mm)

In terms of temperatures, the highest recorded maximum temperatures today were as follows:

• Sibbi: 48°C

• Jacobabad: 47°C

• Dadu, Nokkundi, Mohenjo Daro, Turbat: 46°C

• Dalbandin, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad: 45°C

The PMD’s forecast for June 28, 2024, suggests a significant change in weather, with most regions expected to experience thundershowers, bringing relief from the persistent hot and humid conditions. Citizens are advised to stay updated with the latest weather forecasts and take necessary precautions during rain-windstorms and thunderstorms.