Upper Punjab, KP received moderate to heavy rain

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ISLAMABAD, Jul 18 (APP): Various parts of upper Punjab and
Khaber Pakhunkhwa (KP) received heavy to moderate showers last night while scattered to light rain reported elsewhere during last 24 hours.

An official of Met office told APP that heavy down pour lashed at several divisions of upper Punjab including Lahore, Sargodha, Sahiwal, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi and Gujranwal while three divisions of KP, D I Khan, Hazara, Malakand and in Kashmir at Para Chanar.

He stated that light to moderate rain was recorded in FATA,
in Balochistan at Zhob, Sibbi and Quetta, besides that light rain in Sindh at Mithi, Badin, Karachi and Gilgit Baltistan.

He informed that new rain spell is expected from Friday night
which is likely to continue till Sunday with moderate to heavy rains in upper Punjab, KP and Kashmir while light to moderate rain likely in lower KP.

In next 24 hours rain-thunderstorm is expected at isolated
places in Kashmir, Islamabad, upper Punjab (Sargodha, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore divisions), upper KP (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat divisions), FATA and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Hot and humid weather is expected in elsewhere in the country.

Seasonal low lies over north Balochistan with its trough
extending north-eastwards. Monsoon currents are also penetrating upper and central parts of the country. A westerly wave is also affecting upper parts of the country and likely to persist during 36 to 48 hours.

During last 24 hours rain-thunderstorm occurred at a number of places in Islamabad, upper/central Punjab while at scattered places in KP, Gilgit-Baltistan and northeast Balochistan and Hyderabad division.

Rainfall recorded during this time span remained Punjab
(Sargodha city 103mm, A.P 68mm), Okara 75mm, Sahiwal 50mm, Toba Tek Singh 32mm, Kamra 27mm, Rawalpindi (Chaklala 29mm, Shamasabad 11mm), Sialkot (A/P 25mm, Cantt 03mm), Faisalabad 25mm, Gujrat 22mm,
Murree 21mm, Islamabad (Bokra 15mm, Golra, Z.P 05mm, Saidpur 03mm), Bhakkar 11mm, Noorpurthal 10mm, Joharabad 08mm, Jhang, Mandibahauddin 05mm, K.P: D.I khan 53mm, Abootabad 29mm, Balakot 15mm, Malamjabba 13, Cherat09, Mirkhani, Drosh,Kohat08, Pattan 05, Kalam 04mm, Banu, Chitral 01mm, FATA: Parachinar 30mm, Kashmir:

Garhiduppata 06mm, Rawalakot 04mm, Muzaffarabad 02mm, Kotli 01mm,
Balochistan: Zhob 12mm, Sibbi 07mm, Barkhan 01mm, Gilgit-Baltistan:

Bagrote 04mm, Bunji 03mm, Gupis, Gilgit, Hunza 02mm, Astore 01mm, Balochistan: Zhob 12mm, Sibbi 07mm, Barkhan 01mm, Sindh: Mithi 02mm, Badin 01mm.

Maximum temperatures recorded on Monday were Dalbandin, Nokkundi 44øC, Panjgur 43øC, Dadu, Turbat, R.Y. Khan 42øC, Multan, Hyderabad 38øC, Quetta 37øC, Karachi, Faisalabad 35øC, Gilgit, Muzaffarabad, Chitral 34øC, Kalat, Lahore, Peshawar 33øC, Islamabad 32øC, Dir 30øC, Hunza 28øC, Skardu 27øC and Murree 22øC.