Met Office forecasts heavy monsoon showers in July

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted that the current monsoon season will will bring upto 200mm rainfall in country’s northern and central areas this month.
The PMD has forecast more monsoon showers for Karachi where two-day rain wreaked havoc on city’s civic infrastructure late last month.
Met Office said northwestern upper parts and central areas, including Islamabad, are likely to receive upto 200mm rain from 6 to 19 July.
Seasonal low lies over northeast Balochistan. Weak monsoon currents are penetrating in north eastern parts of the country and Kashmir. A shallow westerly wave is still affecting upper parts of the country and likely to persist over Kashmir and its adjoining areas during next 48 hours.
Mainly hot and humid weather is expected in most parts of the country during day time. However, very humid weather is expected in plain areas of Punjab, upper Sindh & Peshawar valley.
Rain-dust-thundershowers with gusty winds is expected at isolated places in Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Multan, D.G khan, Bahawalpur, Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar divisions, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.
Next 48 hrs:
Mainly hot and humid weather is expected in most parts of the country during day time. However, very humid weather is expected in plain areas of Punjab, upper Sindh & Peshawar valley.
Rain-dust-thundershowers with gusty winds is expected at isolated places in Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha divisions, Islamabad, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.
Landslides in Hilly Areas
Due to intermittent rains, there will be risk of landslides in hilly areas of upper KP (Malakand, Hazara divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir in next two days (Wed/Thu).
Past weather:
Weather remained hot and humid in most parts of the country. However, rain-thundershowers with gusty winds occurred at isolated places in Malakand, Hazara, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala divisions and Gilgit-Baltistan.
Rainfall (mm):
KP: Mirkhani 23, Kalam 12, Balakot 05, Pattan 02, Dir 01,Kashmir: Kotli 12, Muzaffarabad 05, Garhi Dupatta 01, Rawalakot Trace, Punjab: Gujrat 06, Sialkot (City 04, A/P Trace), Murree 03,GB: Chillas 01.
Yesterday’s Highest Maximum Temperatures: Sibbi 46°C, Dadu 45°C, Bhakkar, Dalbandin 44°C.

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