Web desk(June 17, 2018): The weather remained pleasant in northern areas of the country, with rain forecasts for most parts on Sunday, the second day of Eid-ul-Fitr.
According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), showers are expected in various areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab provinces, where it rained a day earlier as well.
In Karachi, the weather switched been cloudy and sunny, encouraging citizens to spend the second day of Eid outdoors.
However, mercury remained high in most parts of Balochistan.
The temperature was recorded at 38C in Sibbi; 32 in Nok Kundi and Panjgur; 31 in Lasbela, Turbat and Gwadar; 30 in Dalbandin and Pasni; 26 in Quetta. The weather in Balochistan will remain hot and dry as per forecasts by the met department.
On Eid day, due to rains in different cities of Punjab including Lahore, weather has become pleasant.
The rain broke with sharp winds in various areas of Lahore, higher temperature of heat broke down due to rainfall. Hearts of the people celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr were filled with joy, and everyone was celebrating Eid with pleasant weather.
Other than Lahore, many cities of Punjab including Faisalabad, Kasur, Kalabagh, Kallar Kahar, Jalalpur, bhattian, Khushab, Darya Khan, Dipalpur were also blessed with rainfall.The meteorological department had also forecasted pleasant weather previously for Eid-ul-Fitr. Rainfall is also expected in few areas.
Director of meteorological department, Abdul Rashid said that in Karachi, slight drizzling is expected on Saturday and Sunday mornings, while the temperature will be decreased along with sea breeze.On the other hand, the Meteorological Department had forecasted the pre-monsoon rain in Pakistan from Saturday, the weather forecast states that today winds will be entering the northern and central areas of the country, due to which heavy rainfall is likely to occur in northern areas of the country..Rainfall is expected in Islamabad and northern Punjab on Saturday, Sunday and Monday whereas it is predicted to rain in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Lahore, Faisalabad and Sahiwal as well.Apart from this, possibilities of rainfall has been shown in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA and Kashmir.
Heatwaves in Karachi
Karachi remained under the grip of sporadic intervals of heatwave for some time, with temperature soaring to as high as 45C at one point.
The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) had put all KMC-run hospitals on standby for heatstroke emergencies during May 29 to May 31.
PMD Director General Dr Ghulam Rasool had told Geo News that the current temperatures were higher than average, and that they were predicted to prevail through the first week of June.
He had said there was no chance of rain then, but the rain system was expected to disperse the heat from mid-June onwards.
“The demand for water would increase due to hot weather, but the beginning of monsoon around mid-June would decrease drought-like conditions,” he had predicted.