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Lahore

July 18, 2017

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Scattered rain, thunderstorm forecast

Scattered rain, thunderstorm forecast

By Our Correspondent

LAHORE: Hot and humid weather with scattered rain was observed in the city here Monday while Met office predicted similar weather conditions for the next 24 hours.

Met officials said seasonal low lies over north Balochistan while monsoon currents are penetrating southern and upper parts of the country and likely to continue in upper parts during next few days. They said a shallow westerly wave is affecting upper parts of the country and likely to continue during next few days.

They predicted that rain-thunderstorm (with isolated heavy falls) with gusty winds is expected at scattered places in Sindh, Balochistan (Zhob, Kalat, Sibbi, Quetta, Naseerabad, Makran divisions), Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Fata, Islamabad, upper Punjab (Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Faisalabad divisions) and Kashmir while rain-thunderstorm is expected at isolated places in South Punjab (Bahawalpur, Multan, Sahiwal, DG Khan divisions) and Gilgit-Baltistan.

On Monday, rain-thunderstorm occurred at scattered places in Islamabad, upper Punjab, upper KP, upper Fata, lower Sindh and Kashmir, while at isolated places in Zhob, Makran divisions and Gilgit-Baltistan. Rainfall was recorded at several cities, including Kakul (50mm), Malam Jabba (35mm), Balakot (21mm), Dir (07mm), Cherat (06mm), Parachinar (05mm), Saidu Sharif (04mm), Lower Dir (02mm), Gujrat (39mm), Mandi Bahauddin (35mm), Jhelum (31mm), Islamabad (Saidpur 29mm, ZP 19mm, Golra 07mm), Rawalpindi (Shamsabad 23mm, Chaklala 05mm), Mangla (22mm), Sialkot (A/P 11mm, City 01mm), Mianwali (08mm), Lahore (07mm), Joharabad (05mm), Chakwal (03mm), Murree (02mm), Kotli (37mm), Garhi Dupatta (07mm), Muzaffarabad (05mm), Rawalakot (02mm), Zhob (10mm), Ormara (05mm), Karachi (Gulshan-e-Hadeed 05mm, Faisal 04mm, Masroor, MOS, A/P 03mm, Jinnah Terminal, North Karachi 02mm, Saddar 01mm), Mithi (04mm), Mirpurkhas (03mm), Chhor (02mm) and Astore (03mm).

Monday’s maximum temperature was recorded at Dalbandin where mercury reached 45°C while in Lahore, it was 36°C, minimum was 28°C and humidity in the morning was 60 percent.

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