Day temperatures to drop by 4 to 6 centigrade in different parts of country

ISLAMABAD:Met office informed on Monday that a shallow westerly wave was affecting upper and central parts of the country and was likely to intensify on Wednesday, dropping the day temperatures by 4°C to 6°C in different parts of the country during this week.

Dark and roaring clouds eclipsed the federal capital amid light drizzle on Monday which turned the mercury down in the federal capital.

Under the influence of this weather system dust-thunderstorm or rain was expected at scattered places in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Islamabad, Balochistan, Upper Sindh, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir from Wednesday to Saturday.

Isolated heavy fall was also expected in Makran, Kalat, Zhob and Dera Ghazi Khan divisions on Wednesday and Thursday. However, cloudy weather with few chances of dust-thunderstorm with light rain was also expected along Sindh-Makran coast including Karachi during Thursday and Friday, it added.

The weather forecast also said mainly hot and dry weather was expected in most parts of the country, while very hot in south Punjab and Sindh.

However, dust-thunderstorm and rain was expected at isolated places in Kohat, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi divisions, Islamabad, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir.

The Forecast for next 24 hours stated mainly hot and dry weather expected in most parts of the country, while very hot in south Punjab and Sindh during day time. However, dust-thunderstorm and rain was expected at isolated places in Quetta, Kalat, Makran, Multan, D.G Khan, Bahawalpur, Sukkur, Larkana, Bannu, D.I Khan, Sargodha, Faisalabad divisions and Kashmir, it added.

The weather in past 24 hours remained hot and dry in most parts of the country, while very hot in south Punjab and Sindh whereas dust-thunderstorm and rain only occurred in Bahawalpur city 2mm.

The highest maximum temperatures recorded in the last 24 hours were Sakrand 43°C, Bhakkar, Turbat, Mithi, & Shaheed Benazirabad 42°C.