Heatwave to subside after June 25: Met Office

ISLAMABAD: Pre-monsoon rains as well as dust and thunderstorms are predicted in upper and central parts of Pakistan between June 23 and 30, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).

As a result, the effects of the heatwave sweeping Pakistan are likely to subside, the Met Office says.

Rain and thunderstorms with a few heavy falls are expected in Islamabad and surrounding areas from the night of June 24 to June 30 with occasional gaps in between. The same is expected for the Punjab region, as well as Peshawar and upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Heavy rainfall may cause urban flooding in low lying areas of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, and Peshawar on June 26 and 27, the PMD has warned. There is also a risk of landslides in the vulnerable areas of Murree, Galliyat, Gilgit Baltistan and hilly areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Meanwhile, there is a risk of flash flooding in the hill torrents of DG Khan and adjoining areas of northeast Balochistan on June 27.

The PMD has advised travelers to maintain caution. Farmers have been advised to manage agricultural activities with the forecast in view.


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