Thundershower, rain likely at scattered places


Rain-thundershower with gusty winds is expected at scattered places in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Kashmir in next 24 hours while very hot and humid weather to grip other parts of the country.
Rainfall is likely in Hazara, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore divisions, Islamabad and Kashmir while at isolated places in Malakand, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat divisions, FATA and Gilgit-Baltistan during this time span. Seasonal Low lies over North Balochistan with its trough extending southeastward.
Monsoon currents from the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal have started to penetrate north-eastern parts of the country. These currents are likely to intensify from Thursday. A westerly wave is also expected to prevail over the upper parts of the country from Wednesday, an official of Met office told APP. In last 24 hours, weather remained very hot and humid in most parts of the country. However, rain-thundershower with gusty winds occurred at isolated places in Kashmir during this time duration.
Rainfall recorded during this time period remained Kashmir: Rawalakot 38mm, Kotli 16mm, Garhi Dupatta 10mm and Muzaffarabad 03mm. Maximum temperatures recorded on Tuesday remained: Sibbi 48°C, D.I.Khan, Bhakkar, Dalbandin 46°C, Gilgit 42°C, Peshawar 42°C, Faisalabad 41°C, Multan 41°C, Chitral 40°C, Lahore 40°C, Islamabad 40°C, Quetta 40°C, Muzaffarabad 38°C, Hyderabad 38°C, Karachi 35°C and Murree 27°C.—APP

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