Met Office Forecasts Rain Spell From Friday

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has informed that moist currents from the Arabian Sea are expected to enter the eastern parts of the country by Friday night.

Under the influence of this weather system, wind and thunderstorms with a few moderate to heavy showers are expected in the upper parts of the country.


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The areas that are likely to receive rain are Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Narowal, Sialkot, Lahore, Kasur, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Nowshera, Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, Mardan, Buner, Dir, Shangla and Kohistan from Friday (evening/night) to Monday.

Rain and thunderstorms are also expected in Kashmir, and some parts of Gilgit-Baltistan (Astore, Kharmang, Ghanche, and Shigar).

Downpour with thunderstorms is also likely in the eastern and southern Punjab and Balochistan, including Sargodha, Bhakkar, Layyah, Khushab, Mianwali, Faisalabad, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Multan, Sahiwal, Dera Ghazi Khan, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Barkhan, Musa Khel and Zhob between Saturday (evening and Sunday.


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These widespread rains are likely to subside the prevailing hot weather conditions across Punjab and the upper parts of Pakistan.

The Met Office has also issued a warning of urban flooding in low-lying areas of Lahore, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Jhelum, and Rawalpindi on Saturday/Sunday.