Pakistan braces for widespread rain and thunderstorms
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rain, thunderstorms, and lightning in Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, upper/central Punjab, southern Sindh, eastern Balochistan, and Kashmir during the next 24 hours.
It said that upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, Southeastern, Southern Sindh, Kashmir, and adjoining mountainous areas may experience persistent rainfall at certain locations until September 20.
The Met Office said that rain/wind-thunderstorm is also expected in Kurram, Lakki Marwat, Dera Ismail Khan, Bannu, Karak, Waziristan, Mianwali, Sargodha, Khushab, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang and Bhakkar, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur. , Musa Khel, Barkhan, Zhob, Kalat, Khuzdar, Mirpurkhas, Khairpur, Tharparkar, Umer Kot and Sanghar with occasional gaps.
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According to the meteorological department, during the past 24 hours, the highest recorded rainfall occurred in Islamabad (Saidpur 61mm, Airport 41mm, Bokra 36mm, Golra 17mm, Zero Point 15mm), Attock 38mm, Rawalpindi (Kacheri 27mm, Shamsabad 17mm, Chaklala 11mm). ), Sargodha 27mm, Hafizabad 19mm, Lahore (Ferozepur Road 15mm, Gulberg 14mm, City 11mm, Pani Wala Talab 7mm, Jauhar Town, Airport 5mm, Laxmi Chowk 3mm), Gujranwala 12mm, Narowal 11mm, Norpur Thal 3mm, Mari 2mm, Sahiwal. 1mm, Kotli 13mm, Charat 8mm, Lower Dir 5mm, Peshawar City, Parachinar 2mm, Malam Jabba 1mm, and Khuzdar 2mm.
On Sunday, Sibi recorded the highest temperature, reaching 42 degrees Celsius, while Nawabshah registered 40 degrees Celsius, the Met Office said.