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PMD Predicts An Above-Average Rainfall Starting From June 19

PMD Predicts An Above-Average Rainfall Starting From June 19

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) announced on Tuesday that the initial phase of monsoon rainfall is expected to commence across the country after June 19, as stated by Chief Meteorologist Sardar Sarfaraz. He highlighted that southern Sindh, including Karachi, is likely to encounter heavy rainfall.

Sardar Sarfaraz further mentioned that there is no likelihood of rain in the plain areas during Eid ul Adha, with a more accurate forecast anticipated closer to the event.

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According to the PMD’s weekly weather forecast, most parts of Pakistan are predicted to experience hot and dry conditions, with particularly scorching weather in central and southern plains. In isolated areas of Gilgit-Baltistan, partly cloudy weather with light rain or thunderstorms is expected during the evening and night.

In the previous month, Pakistan endured a severe heatwave, with temperatures soaring up to 50 degrees Celsius in southern Sindh. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) cautioned that the heatwave would persist in parts of Sindh and Punjab throughout June.

Yesterday, the PMD projected a gradual rise in temperatures, with the provincial capital expected to reach a minimum of 28 degrees Celsius and a maximum of 43 degrees Celsius. Additionally, the meteorological department forecasted a potential increase in temperature to 46 degrees Celsius in the coming days.

On June 7, residents of Karachi experienced some relief when light drizzle brought down temperatures slightly. Areas that received light showers included Gulshan-e-Iqbal, University Road, Gulistan-e-Johar, Surjani Town, Scheme 33, Hawksbay, Baldia Town, Maripur, and Nazimabad.