WEATHER UPDATE: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted rain with dust storms during the Eid holiday in different parts of Pakistan. In a press release, the PMD said the scorching weather conditions are expected to ease over the period.
According to the Met Department, a westerly wave is expected to enter the western part of the country from May 1 and likely persist until May 5 (Thursday).
Under the influence of this weather system:
- Rains and thunderstorms are expected in Chaghi, Noshki, Quetta, Chaman, Pishin, Qila Abdullah, Loralai, Mastung, Zhob, Ziarat, Kalat, Sibbi, Naseerabad, Barkhan, Larkana, Jaccobabad, Sukkur, Rajanpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Layyah , Bhakkar, Multan, Khanewal, Sahiwal, Okara, Pakpattan, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur and Rahimyar Khan of May 1 to May 3.
- Dust storm is also expected in Karachi, Hyderabad, Shaheed Benazirabad, Mirpurkhas, Thatta and Badin during May 1 and May 2.
- Dust storm/light rain expected over D. I Khan, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Waziristan, Murree, Galliyat, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mianwali, Khushab, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Sing, Jhang , Sheikhupura, Lahore, Hafizabad, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Narowal and Gujrat from May 3 to May 4.
- Rains and thunderstorms are also expected in Chitral, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Swabi, Nowshera, Mardan, Charsadda, Peshawar, Kohat, Kurum, Gilgit-Baltistan (Diamir, Gilgit, Ghizer , Astore and Skardu), Kashmir (Muzaffarabad, Neelum Valley, Rawalakot, Bagh, Haveli, Kotli, Bhimber, Mirpur, Srinagar, Baramulla, Shupiyan, Anantnag and Leh) May 1 to May 5.
- A windstorm may damage vulnerable structures in Balochistan, Sindh on May 1-2, while in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, Punjab and Kashmir during May 2 and 3.
- Daytime temperatures are expected to drop by 04 to 06°C during the forecast period.
- Rain may cause landslides in vulnerable areas of Gilgit-Baltistan from May 2 to May 5.
Apart from the weather update during Eid-ul-Fitr, the PMD advised all concerned authorities to remain vigilant during the forecast period.
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