Rain to make a difference in sweltering heat
PESHAWAR: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Friday indicated that the rain expected from Saturday till Wednesday will subside the prevailing humid and hot weather conditions in the country and turn the weather pleasant. The met office has informed that more monsoon currents are likely to penetrate in upper parts of the country from Friday night and likely to continue till September 1 (Wednesday). Under the influence of this system, rain-wind-thundershower is expected in upper and central parts of the country during the period with occasional gaps. Rain-wind-thundershower are expected in Kashmir, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Gujrat, Mandi Bahauddin, Sialkot, Narowal, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Lahore, Okara, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Mianwali, Kohistan, Shangla, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Mardan, Charsadda, Nowshera, Dir, Chitral, Peshawar, Kohat, Waziristan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Ghizer, Astore, Diamir, Skardu, Gilgit, Hunza, Nagar, Ghanche and Kharmang) with occasional gaps from Saturday to Wednesday. Heavy falls are also expected in Dir, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Muzaffarabad, Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Lahore and Kasur from August 29 (Sunday night) to August 31 (Tuesday). Rain-wind-thunderstorm are also expected in Tank, Karak, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Bhakkar, Layyah, Sahiwal, Bahawalnagar, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Khanpur, Khanewal, Multan, Kohlu, Loralai, Barkhan, Zhob, Musa Khel, Quetta, Ziarat and Kalat on August 30 (Monday) evening or night and September 01(Wednesday). About the possible impacts of this rain, the met office indicated possibility of damaging effects due to wind-storm during the period. Heavy rainfall may generate urban flooding in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala and Lahore on Monday night and Tuesday. The met office has advised the concerned authorities particularly to remain alert during the forecast period. - APP