- The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) predicts rain, wind-thundershowers,
- PMD warns of possible urban flooding in low-lying areas of Islamabad/Rawalpindi.
- The recent weather conditions in Islamabad include temperatures ranging from 36-38°C with cloudy skies.
In the midst of sweltering heat and high humidity, Pakistan’s federal capital, Islamabad, is expected to receive relief in the form of rain, winds, and thundershowers, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD). The PMD’s recent advisory indicates the likelihood of heavy rainfall at isolated locations in Islamabad on Thursday.
As of Monday, the temperature in Islamabad ranged between 36-38°C. The city experienced cloudy weather, providing some respite from the heat. The maximum UV index stood at a moderate level of 3. Winds blew at approximately 10km/h, with a visibility of 6km.
The air quality index in the federal capital measured at 20, indicating “good” air quality. This suggests that outdoor activities can be enjoyed without health concerns.
Monsoon currents originating from the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal are penetrating the upper regions of Pakistan. Additionally, a westerly wave is affecting the central and upper parts of the country.
The Met Office had previously forecasted continued monsoon rains across various parts of Pakistan, with intermittent breaks expected until August 27. The PMD has cautioned about the potential for moderate to heavy rains leading to urban flooding in low-lying areas of Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Peshawar, and Lahore from August 23 to 26.
Moreover, there is a possibility of landslides in vulnerable regions such as Murree, Galliyat, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, and hilly areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during this wet spell.
Between August 23 and August 27, the PMD predicts rain, wind-thundershowers, and occasional heavy falls in various regions. These regions include Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, Murree, Galliyat, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mandi Bahauddin, Hafizabad, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Kasur, and Sheikhupura.
As Pakistan experiences hot and humid weather, the anticipation of monsoon rains and thundershowers offers a welcomed relief. The PMD’s forecasts and alerts provide valuable information for residents and authorities to stay prepared for potential urban flooding and landslides in susceptible areas. It is advisable for individuals residing in the mentioned regions to stay updated on weather reports and take necessary precautions during this wet spell.