Thunderstorm Expected Across Pakistan on Friday

Thunderstorm Expected Across Pakistan on Friday

ISLAMABAD, June 6, 2024 — The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has issued a weather alert, forecasting thunderstorm across various parts of the country on Friday, June 7, 2024.

This announcement follows a series of rain-windstorms that have already impacted several regions.

According to the PMD’s daily weather forecast, a windstorm accompanied by thunderstorm rain is anticipated in isolated areas of Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, and the Pothohar region. Additionally, central and southern Punjab, northeastern Balochistan, and upper Sindh are likely to experience similar weather conditions during the evening and night hours.

The PMD attributed the expected weather changes to a westerly wave currently affecting the upper and central parts of Pakistan. This wave is responsible for the unstable weather patterns observed over the past 24 hours and is expected to continue influencing the region into Friday.

For Thursday, June 6, 2024, the PMD forecasted windstorm and thunderstorm rain in isolated places across Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, Punjab, upper Sindh, and northeastern Balochistan. This forecast follows recent weather activity, which saw rain-windstorms and thunderstorms in these areas.

Over the past 24 hours, various regions have experienced significant rainfall, accompanied by windstorms. In Punjab, notable rainfall measurements included 17mm in Mandi Bahauddin, 7mm at Sialkot Airport, and 6mm in Mangla and Sheikhupura. Other areas like Jhang, Hafizabad, and Bahawalnagar also recorded rainfall between 2mm and 5mm.

In Kashmir, Rawalakot received 12mm of rain, while Muzaffarabad recorded 5mm. Gilgit-Baltistan saw significant rainfall in Astore (11mm), with Skardu and Gilgit each receiving 4mm. Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa experienced rainfall as well, with Balakot recording 10mm and Dir receiving up to 5mm.

Thursday’s weather saw hot and dry conditions prevailing in other parts of the country, with Jacobabad recording the highest maximum temperature at 44°C. Turbat, Khairpur, Dadu, Sakrand, and Shaheed Benazirabad followed closely with temperatures reaching 43°C.

Residents in the affected areas are advised to take precautionary measures ahead of the expected thunderstorms. The PMD has recommended securing loose objects and staying indoors during severe weather to avoid potential hazards.

The coming days will be critical as the westerly wave continues to influence the weather patterns across Pakistan. The PMD will provide regular updates to keep the public informed about any changes in the forecast.