Cheer up! Rain turns City weather pleasant

Staff Reporter

Rain, coupled with dust storm, turned the weather pleasant in the provincial metropolis in the wee hours of Sunday, rejoicing the citizens who heaved a sigh of relief from weeklong scorching heat.

On the other hand, the Pakistan Metrological Department (PMD) predicted more showers during the next 24 hours.

According to the Metrological Department, the rain and windstorm lashed the upper parts of Punjab including the provincial metropolis and brought down the mercury significantly.

The officials said that the scattered rain and dust storm turned the weather pleasant in the City and its adjoining areas greatly.

The Met Department informed that currently, winds at 18km/h are blowing in the City, while humidity has been recorded at 90per cent. The department also forecasted that Isolated heavy falls and hailstorm are also likely during the next 24 hours.

With decreased the mercury, a large number of citizens thronged famous breakfast points and shops in the City as it was Sunday and parks, enjoying the weather blissfully. The dust-storm and rain also resulted in the suspension of Lesco feeders, leaving various City areas without electricity and caused multiple problems for the residents

Rain with strong wind was also reported in other cities of Punjab including Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Gujranwala.
The department warned that wind thunderstorms with heavy falls at times may generate urban flooding in low-lying areas.

On the other hand, two motorcyclists died in Samundri when a wall of a school fell on them after a strong windstorm lashed the city. In Narowal, various feeders were tripped leading to widespread loadshedding in the city.

Rain wind-thunderstorms also occurred in Kashmir, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and upper and central Punjab.

Rainfall (mm) in last 24 hours: Punjab: Chakwal 35, Rawalpindi (Chaklala 31, Shamsabad 23), Islamabad (Saidpur 29, ZP 21, AP 15, Golra 05, Bokra 2), Hafizabad 28, Mangla 25, Narowal 16, Lahore (AP 16, City 09), Kasur 15, Gujranwala 13, Sialkot, Murree09, Joharabad 08, Mandi Bahauddin, Jhelum, Gujrat 6 and Sargodha received 6mm rain.


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