Third monsoon spell expected from Monday

ISLAMABAD, July 10 (APP): Third spell of monsoon rains is
likely to lash in various parts of the country from Monday, which will continue till Thursday.

According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD),
widespread rain/dust thunderstorms with isolated heavy falls accompanied by windstorm are expected in Islamabad, upper Punjab at Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha and Faisalabad divisions, Hazara, Peshawar and Mardan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Kashmir, while at scattered places in Malakand, Kohat, Bannu, D.I. Khan, Sibbi, Naseerabad, Sahiwal, Multan, D.G. Khan, Bahawalpur and lower Sindh during next four days.

A PMD official told APP that Saturday’s well marked low
pressure area (LPA) over northeast Madhya Pradesh now lay over central parts of north Madhya Pradesh (India) and was likely to move further westward in next 24 hours.

Under the influence of this LPA, more monsoon incursion was very likely in Pakistan during the coming days, he said, adding that a fresh westerly wave was also likely to approach during mid of coming week.

He said,”Seasonal low lies over north Balochistan while a
shallow westerly wave is still affecting upper parts of the country and likely to persist during next 24 hours. Monsoon currents from Arabian sea are continuously penetrating central and upper parts of the country and likely to continue during next couple of days.”

During last 24 hours rain/ dust thundershower occurred at
isolated places in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Hazara, Malakand, Sukkar, Hyderabad, Quetta divisions and Kashmir, whereas hot and humid conditions continued in other parts of the country.

Rainfall recorded during this time span was Okara 32mm, D.G. Khan 23mm, M. B. Din 12mm, Faisalabad, Mangla 11mm, Lahore A/P, Jhang 09mm, Lahore city, Kot addu, Gujranwala 07mm, Sialkot A/P 06mm, Murree 05, T.T. Singh 04, Sahiwal 03, Sialkot Cantt, Jhelum 01mm, Parachinar 15mm, Kakul 12mm, Balakot 10mm, Kalam 04mm, Garhi Dupatta 14mm, Muzaffarabad 02mm Barkhan 47mm, Sh. Benazirabad 04mm, Jacobabad 03mm, Rohri 02mm and Thatta 01mm.

Maximum Temperature on Sunday were: Dalbandin 47C, Panjgur 45C, Nokkundi, Sibbi and Turbat 44C, R.Y. Khan, Rohri 43C, Quetta 40C, Peshawar 39C, Multan 37C, Chitral and Hyderabad 36C, Islamabad, Gilgit and Muzaffarabad 35C, Dir 34C, Kalat 33C,
Faisalabad and Hunza 32C, Lahore, Karachi 31C and Skardu 31C, and Murree 24C.