Different parts of country receive first monsoon downpours


Islamabad, July 06 (TNS): Different parts of the country including Upper Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir have received the first monsoon downpours, which has reduced the intensity of heat and turned the weather pleasant.

A spokesperson of met office told our correspondent that the highest rainfall of seventy five millimeter has been recorded in Noorpur Thal Tehsil of Khushab followed by 41 mm in Faisalabad, 23 mm in Lahore, 22 in Chakwal, 19 mm in Rawalpindi and 11 mm in Islamabad.

The spokesperson said that this rain spell will persist till the end of next week. He said that some areas of Balochistan including Zhob and Sibi are also expected to receive rains during this period.

Meanwhile, mainly very hot and humid weather is expected in most plain areas of the country during the next twelve hours.

However, dust-thundershower/rain, with isolated heavy falls accompanied by gusty winds is expected at scattered places in northeast Punjab including Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore divisions, Islamabad and Kashmir.

Dust-thundershower/rain with gusty winds is also expected at isolated places in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Faisalabad, Sargodha divisions and Gilgit Baltistan, while dust raising winds are also expected in Multan, D.G. Khan and Bahawalpur divisions.

Minimum temperature of some major cities recorded on Saturday morning:

Islamabad twenty-three degree centigrade, Lahore twenty-four Karachi and Peshawar thirty, Quetta twenty-one, Gilgit seventeen, Murree fifteen and Muzaffarabad twenty-two degree centigrade.