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June 20, 2017

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‘Pre-monsoon currents penetrating’

‘Pre-monsoon currents penetrating’

LAHORE: Pre-monsoon currents have started penetrating the country, the Met office said on Monday and predicted scattered rain in various cities during the next two days.

The Met officials said moist currents from the Arabian Sea are penetrating into upper and central parts of the country. They added that westerly wave is affecting most upper and central parts of the country and likely to persist till Thursday.

The Met officials predicted rain/dust-thundershower with gusty winds at scattered places in Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat divisions, Fata, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan & Kashmir while light rain/drizzle expected at some places along Sindh coast. They maintained that hot and humid weather will persist elsewhere in the country.

Weather remained hot and dry in most parts of the country while rain-thunderstorm with gusty winds occurred at scattered places in Gujranwala, Rawalpindi, Zhob divisions and at isolated places in Malakand, D.G Khan, Multan, Bahawalpur division & Kashmir.

Rainfall was recorded in various cities including Barkhan (29mm), Sialkot (City 1 mm, A/P 01mm), Gujranwala (07mm), Gujrat (05mm), Islamabad (Z.P, Saidpur 02mm), Rawalpindi (Shamsabad 02mm), Murree (02mm), Dir (02mm), Muzaffarabad (01mm).

Monday’s highest maximum temperature was recorded at Nokkundi where mercury reached 49°C while in Lahore it was 35°C, minimum was 28°C and humidity level was 45 per cent.

 

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