Islamabad, Punjab bracing for pre-monsoon rain spell till 21st

ISLAMABAD: The Met Office has predicted a spell of heavy pre-monsoon rains in Islamabad and several districts of Punjab.

The pre-monsoon rain spell, with wind, is expected to begin in capital city Islamabad and Rawalpindi, Lahore and other districts from June 21, the Pakistan Meteorological Department said in a report.

Heavy falls are expected in Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Jhelum, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Lahore, Kasur and Sheikhupura on Thursday and Friday (today and tomorrow), which may trigger urban flooding in Rawalpindi and Lahore.

Multan, Dera Ghazi Khan, Bahawalpur, Rahimyar Khan and other southern districts of Punjab are expected to receive rainfall from Friday (today) to June 20 intermittently.

Several districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa may be lashed by rain with wind and thundershowers till June 22, intermittently. Isolated heavy falls are also expected at some places.

Several districts of Balochistan including Quetta, Kalat, Khuzdar are expected to receive rainfall from Friday until June 20.

On the other hand, hot and dry weather is likely to prevail in most parts of Sindh with chances of dust-thunderstorm and rainfall in Sukkur, Jacobabad and Larkana from Friday evening or night.

The spell of rainfall likely to subside heatwave conditions and may improve water availability for crops, vegetables and orchards.

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