- The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has issued a forecast for Islamabad, predicting rain, winds.
- Monsoon currents from the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal are affecting upper parts of Pakistan.
- The forecast warns of potential urban flooding in low-lying areas of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has issued a weather advisory indicating the likelihood of rain, wind, and thundershowers in Islamabad, the federal capital. The forecast suggests the possibility of heavy rainfall in isolated areas, accompanied by mild winds. Here is a summary of the weather conditions and expected events for the upcoming days.
As of the latest report, the temperature in Islamabad is anticipated to range between 27°C to 31°C. The capital city is currently experiencing cloudy skies, with winds blowing at an approximate speed of 14km/h. Visibility stands at 6km, ensuring relatively clear conditions for outdoor activities.
The air quality index in Islamabad is measured at 17, indicating a ‘good’ rating. This level of air quality is considered suitable for the general population to engage in regular outdoor pursuits without any health concerns.
Monsoon currents from both the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal are making their way into the upper regions of Pakistan. Additionally, a westerly wave has begun to impact the upper and central parts of the country.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department has previously predicted that various regions across Pakistan will experience additional monsoon rains intermittently until August 27. The anticipated weather conditions may lead to specific outcomes as follows:
There is a possibility of moderate to heavy rainfall causing urban flooding in low-lying areas of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, and Lahore from August 23 to August 26.
Vulnerable areas such as Murree, Galliyat, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, and the hilly regions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa might be at risk of landslides during this wet spell.