It seems the very hot weather across Pakistan will come to an end on the weekend, as the Met Office has predicted rain and thunderstorm in most parts of the country, including Gilgit-Baltistan.
In a press release issued on June 9, Met Office informed that most currents from the Arabian Sea are likely to penetrate in eastern parts of the country from Friday.
“Rain-wind/thunderstorm with few moderate to isolated heavy falls is expected in Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan (Astore, Kharmang, Ghanche, and Shigar), Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Narowal, Sialkot, Lahore, Mardan, Buner, Dir, Shangla, and Kohistan from Friday evening till Monday,” the Met said.
Meanwhile, Sargodha, Bhakkar, Layyah,Khushab, Mianwali, Faisalabad, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Multan, Sahiwal, Dera Ghazi Khan, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Barkhan, Musa Khel, and Zhob will experience rain-wind/thunderstorm during Saturday and Sunday, it added.
According to Met, this rain spell will provide relief during the “very hot weather conditions”. However, it warned that the heavy rainfall may lead to urban flooding in low-laying areas of Lahore, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Jhelum and Rawalpindi over the weekend.
Hot weather would likely persist in most parts of the country during the next 24 hours. According to the Met Office, Islamabad continental air is likely to prevail over most parts of the country. Temperature across most parts of Pakistan remained above 40 Celcius, with some cities experiencing temperatures up to 48 Celcius.