Rain-thunderstorm likely in most parts of country: PMD

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ISLAMABAD, Jul 15 (APP): Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Friday forecast rain-thunderstorm with isolated heavy falls for most parts of Islamabad, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan during the next 24 hours.

According to the synoptic situation, a seasonal low was lying over north Balochistan with its trough extending eastwards.
Monsoon currents were also penetrating upper and central parts of the country. A westerly wave was also affecting upper parts of the country and likely to persist during next three days.

Rain-thunderstorm with isolated heavy falls is expected at a number of places in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat, Bannu and Dera Ismail Khan, FATA, Islamabad, Upper and Central Punjab including Sargodha, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sahiwal, Faisalabad and Lahore, Gilgit Baltistan, Kashmir and at isolated places of south Punjab.

Heavy downpour may generate flash or urban flooding and landslides in vulnerable areas.

The rainfall (mm) recorded during the last 24 hours was Punjab: Islamabad (Zeropoint 75, Saidpur 55, Bokra 44, Golra 32), Jhelum 71, Sialkot (Cantt 70, Airport 46), Rawalpindi (Shamsabad 59, Chaklala 39), Mangla 48, Gujranwala 39, Mandibahauddin 30, Murree 11, Lahore (Airport) 08; Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Dir 27,
Malamjabba 26, Saidu Sharif 22, Abbotabad 18, Bannu 16, Pattan 08, Mirkhani 06, Drosh 05, Chitral 04, Balakot 02; FATA: Parachinar 07; Gilgit-Baltistan: Gilgit 08, Skardu 01.

Kashmir: Muzaffarabad 12, Garidupatta 10, Kotli 03 and Rawalakot 02.

The highest maximum tempertures recorded during the last 24 hours was Dalbandin, Dadu 45 C, Panjgur, Sukkur, Sibbi and Rohri 44 C.