Thundershowers hit many parts of country, crops damaged


Rain soaked different cities of the country including Lahore turning weather pleasant on Friday. However, the heavy downpour is damaging the ready wheat crop grown in these areas.

The rain poured down in many areas of the country including Lahore, Dunya Pur, Uch Sharif, Haroonabad, Shujabad, Ringpur and other cities.

As the downpour hit Dunya Pur, the electricity was gone in the area creating problems for the citizens. The low-lying areas were completely inundated in the city. Several MEPCO feeders also got tripped in Manchanabad.

Due to incessant rain in Chak 170 in Layyah, a 40 feet breach occurred in Bhagal Minor. After the breach, the water entered the fields where wheat crop was ready.

On getting information about the breach, the irrigation department teams reached there and started operation thus saving the standing ready crop from being destroyed.

Heavy downpour lashed Uch Sharif, Dhor Kot, Khairpur Dhaha, Trund Basharat, Heed Panjnand, Nabi Pur, Bait Bakhtiari, Mastoi, Tahir Wali and Chani Goth.

According to agriculture experts, the recent rains are detrimental to the ready wheat crop. They fear shortage in the average wheat production due to torrential rains.

In Rangpur, the heavy rain coupled with thunderstorm has been continued for the last three hours. The rain is also damaging the ready wheat crop in the area.

The electricity in both rural and urban areas of Rangpur has also been suspended due to rain.

According to the metrological department report, there are chances of rain with strong winds/wind and thunder in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, Punjab, North Balochistan, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan on Friday.

Meanwhile, hailstorm is also expected at few places and heavy rain is likely to pour in some areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and North Balochistan.

Weather during last 24 hours in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Punjab and Sindh witnessed thundershowers at some places. Partly cloudy/cloudy conditions were reported in other parts of the country.

Highest Rainfall (mm): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Bacha Khan (Airport) 27, Peshawar City 26, Dir (Lower 23, Upper 13), Malam Jabba 23, Saidu Sharif, Mardan 17, Bunir 15, Charat 11, Bannu, Kakul 06 , Kalam 02, DI Khan (Airport and City 02), Patan 01; Balochistan: Gwadar 25, Pasni 12, Ko Yata (Samingli 05), Sibi, Khuzdar 04, Chaman 02, Kalat, Da Labandin 01; Punjab: Leh ( Karur) 15, Sargodha 12, Attock 10, Islamabad (Saidpur 09, Golra 07, Bokra, Zero Point 06), Rawalpindi (Chaklala 08, Shamsabad 05, Kacheri 06), Jhelum 08, DG Khan (Zin Sangar Nullah) 07, Wahua 05, Mandi Bahauddin 08, Mangla 07, Kot Addu 05, Nurpur Thal, Joharabad 04, Gujarat 03, Murree, Chakwal 02, Bhakkar, Toba Tek Singh 01; Sindh: Karachi 04, Badin 01 , mm of rain was recorded.

Maximum temperature recorded today: Mithi, Mirpur Khas, Chur, Tando Jam 34 degree Celsius and Shaheed Benazirabad, Khairpur, Raheemyar Khan, Skrand and Sukkur 33 degree Celsius.