Rain-thunderstorm likely at isolated places

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ISLAMABAD, July 31 (APP): Rain-thunderstorm is expected at isolated places of Punjab, Khaber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad and Kashmir while mainly hot and humid weather will prevail in other parts of the country in next 24 hours.

Rainfall is likely in Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan,
Kohat, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore and Sargodha divisions, Islamabad and Kashmir while light rain is expected along Sindh-Makran coast.

According to a Met Office official, heat low lies over northeast-Balochistan and its adjoining area. Weak monsoon currents are penetrating upper and central parts of the country.

A shallow westerly wave is also affecting upper parts of the
country and likely to persist during next 24 to 48 hours, the
official told APP on Sunday.

The Met Office also forecast a westerly wave was likely to
persist over Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral areas for another three days which may cause further rains in the area.

There is a likelihood of GLOF event in vulnerable areas of
Chitral and sub-basins of Gilgit Baltistan including Gilgit, Hunza, Nagar, Ghizer, Shigar, Shingo, Shoyk etc.

Local communities are advised to remain alert and concerned authorities to take precautionary measures.

In last 24 hours weather remained hot and humid in most parts of the country. However, isolated rain-thunderstorm occurred in Rawalpindi, Gujranawala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat, Zhob divisions, FATA, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Rainfall recorded during this time span was in Punjab at
Gujranwala 45mm, Kamra 33mm, M.B. Din 31mm, Mianwali 18mm, Chakwal 11mm, Jhelum, Noorpul Thal 08mm, Joharabad 06mm, Lahore (A/P 05mm, city 04mm), Sargodha 05mm, Mangla 04mm, Jhang 02mm, Layyah, T.T.
Singh and Bhakkar 01mm; in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at Cherat 25mm, Dir 04mm, Kohat 03mm, Kakul, Chitral 02mm and Risalpur 01mm; in Kashmir at Rawalakot 07mm and Kotli 06mm; in FATA at Parachinar 05mm; in Gilgit-Baltistan at Gupis 06mm and in Balochistan at Zhob 06mm.

Maximum temperatures recorded on Sunday were: Dalbandin 47øC, Nokkundi 45øC, Dadu 44øC, Sukkar 43øC, Rohri, Sibbi, R.Y. Khan 42øC, Quetta 38øC, Multan, Hyderabad 37øC, Gilgit 35øC, Faisalabad,
Lahore, Muzaffarabad 34øC, Peshawar, Chitral 33øC, Islamabad, Karachi 32øC, Dir 30øC, Hunza, Skardu, Kalat 29øC and Murree 23øC.