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Dust-thunderstorm, rain expected during Eid holidays

ISLAMABAD: The dust-thunderstorm and rain expected during the Eid-ul-Fitr holidays will help subside the heatwave conditions gripping most parts of the country during this week thereby decreasing the day temperatures from 4 to 6 degree Celsius.

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), a westerly wave is likely to enter western part of the country from May 1 and likely to persist till May 5 (Thursday).

Under the influence of this weather system, rain-wind/ thunderstorm is 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 from May 1 to May 3.

Dust-storm is also expected in Karachi, Hyderabad, Shaheed Benazirabad, Mirpurkhas, Thatta and Badin during this period.

Dust-thunderstorm/ light rain is expected in Dera Ismail 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 2-4.

Rain-wind/thunderstorm is 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) from May 1 to May 5.

About the possible impacts of the rain, the Met Office informed that the windstorm may cause damages to vulnerable structures in Balochistan and Sindh during May 1 and May 2, while in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, Punjab and Kashmir during May 2 and May 3.

Day temperatures are likely to fall 4 to 6 degree Celsius during the forecast period. Rain may cause landslide in the vulnerable areas of Gilgit-Baltistan from May 02-05.

The Met Office has advised all concerned authorities to remain alert during the forecast period.

Courtesy Bol News

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