Relief on the Horizon: PMD Forecasts Rain for Upper Pakistan

Relief on the Horizon: PMD Forecasts Rain for Upper Pakistan – The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecasted rain for the upper areas of Pakistan on Tuesday, June 4, 2024.

According to the PMD latest weather update, most parts of the country are expected to experience mainly hot weather, with very hot conditions prevailing in the plains. However, residents of Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, Islamabad, the Pothohar region, upper Punjab, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa can anticipate duststorms and thunderstorms accompanied by isolated rain during the evening and night.

The synoptic situation indicates that a shallow westerly wave is likely to enter the upper parts of the country today, influencing the weather patterns for the coming days. This development is expected to bring a temporary relief from the scorching heat that has gripped much of the nation.

On Monday, June 3, 2024, the PMD stated mainly dry weather was observed in most regions of Pakistan. However, rain and windstorms were reported at isolated places in Gilgit-Baltistan, Rawalpindi/Islamabad, the Pothohar region, northeast Punjab, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Kashmir.

According to the PMD, the weather over the past 24 hours was predominantly hot and dry across most parts of the country, with the southern regions experiencing very hot conditions. Despite the widespread heat, isolated rain and thunderstorms did occur in Kashmir, with Kotli and Rawalakot recording 3 mm of rainfall.

In terms of temperatures, several locations recorded extreme heat. The highest temperatures were recorded in Bhakkar and Kot Addu at 48°C, followed closely by Dera Ghazi Khan, Dadu, Jacobabad, Sibbi, Mandi Bahauddin, Gujranwala, and Noorpur Thal at 47°C. Other notable high temperatures included Mohenjodaro, Dera Ismail Khan, Hafizabad, Narowal, Sargodha, Jhelum, Joharabad, Layyah, Khanewal, and Nokkundi at 46°C.

As the heatwave continues to affect large parts of the country, the forecasted rain for the northern and upper regions offers a much-needed respite. The PMD advises the public to stay updated with the latest weather reports and take necessary precautions during duststorms and thunderstorms.