Rain-thundershower with gusty winds is expected at a number of places in Punjab, Khyber Pakhunkhwa, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir in next 24 hours while hot and dry weather will grip other parts of the country. Rainfall is likely at Malakand, Hazara, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad divisions, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir, while at isolated places in Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, D.I.Khan and Sahiwal divisions while heavy falls are also expected at isolated places in Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi divisions and Kashmir during the time span.
According to a Pakistan Meteorological Department official, seasonal low lies over north Balochistan with its trough extending eastwards. Monsoon currents from Arabian Sea are continuously penetrating upper parts of the country and likely to strengthen during next 24 hours. A westerly wave is also present over upper parts of the country and likely to persist during next 2-3 days, he added.
During last 24 hours, weather remained hot and dry in most parts of the country. However, rain-thundershower with gusty winds occurred at isolated places in Hazara, Rawalpindi divisions and Kashmir. Rainfall recorded during the time duration was: Punjab – Gujranwala 18mm and Sarghodha 03mm and Balochistan – Lasbela 17mm. Maximum temperatures recorded on Monday remained : Sibbi 47°C, Nukkundi, Dalbandin, and Dadu 45°C, Bhakkar, Jaccobabad, Turbat and R.Y Khan 44°C, Peshawar 41°C, Chitral 39°C, Islamabad 39°C, Quetta 39°C, Muzaffarabad 38°C, Multan 39°C, Hyderabad 39°C, Karachi 38°C, Gilgit 37°C, Lahore 36°C, Faisalabad 36°C and Murree 26°C.—APP