Intense Rainstorms Expected Across Regions of Pakistan in Next 24 hours

Intense Rainstorms Expected Across Regions of Pakistan in Next 24 hours

Meteorological forecasts anticipate a potent mix of rainfall and thundershowers to hit areas including Punjab, Islamabad, the Potohar regions, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, northeast and east Balochistan, Kashmir, and Gilgit-Baltistan within the forthcoming 24 hours. 

Likewise, heavy isolated showers, occasionally accompanied by hailstorms, are predicted in regions like Kashmir, upper Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, and southern Punjab. 

In a synopsis of the atmospheric situation, it is reported that a seasonal low-pressure area is currently situated over northeast Baluchistan, while a westerly atmospheric wave influences the upper and western sections of the country. 

Over the last day, a combination of rain, wind, and thunderstorms swept across several regions, including Punjab, Islamabad, the Potohar region, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, northeast/east Baluchistan, and Kashmir. 

In the past 24 hours, rainfall was reported in various areas of Punjab, including notable downpours in Lahore (Airport 255mm, Lakshmi Chowk 241mm, and others), Sialkot (City 89mm, Airport 76mm), Islamabad (Airport 77mm, City 56mm), Jhelum (67mm), and others. 

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Similarly, areas in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa experienced considerable rainfall, with Mardan reporting the highest at 81mm, followed by Bannu (41mm), Peshawar Airport (37mm), and others. 

In the Kashmir region, significant rainfall was recorded in Rawalakot (40mm), Muzaffarabad (City 33mm, Airport 25mm), Garhi Dopatta (21mm), and Kotli (18mm). 

The Baluchistan province also reported rainfall, with Bar Khan (33mm), Khuzdar (26mm), and Zhob (18mm) topping the list. Gilgit-Baltistan saw modest rainfall, with Bagrote recording 5mm and Gilgit 3mm. 

Temperature-wise, Nokkundi and Dalbandin recorded the highest temperatures at 45 °C, followed closely by Sibbi and Jacobabad, both clocking in at 44 °C. 

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