The first spell of monsoon is likely to start from Saturday (July 10) in the federal capital and various other parts of the country.
Spokesperson Met Office Zaheer Baber on Friday said monsoon currents from Arabian sea and Bay of Bengal are penetrating in upper parts of the country which would onset monsoon, he told APP.
He informed that during the spell, rains are expected in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Gujrat, Mandi Bahauddin, Sialkot, Narowal, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Lahore, Sheikhupura, Kasur, Okara, Faisalabad, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Sargodha, Mianwali, Khushab, Bhakkar and Layyah.
Met Office also warned possibility of damages due to windstorm during the first monsoon spell.
The prevailing water stress in rain-fed areas would likely to subside and there would be improvement in water reservoirs due to the upcoming rain spell, he said. Bahawalpur Met Office has forecast a dry to partly cloudy weather for the city for next 24 hours.
The maximum and minimum temperatures in the city were recorded as 40 centigrade and 30 centigrade respectively during last 24 hours.—APP