“Forecast: Widespread Rain and Storms Expected in Islamabad and Parts of Pakistan”

Widespread rain, accompanied by wind and thunderstorms, is expected in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, and other parts of Pakistan over the next few days. The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) predicts the influence of a westerly wave, likely to affect most upper and central regions of the country.

According to the PMD, rain, wind, and thunderstorms are forecasted for the twin cities, Punjab, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Kashmir from Thursday night through Saturday. Isolated hailstorms are also anticipated in some areas, with heavy rainfall expected in northeastern Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

There’s a risk of flash floods in various regions, including local nullahs and streams in Balochistan and parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Landslides are also likely in Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Murree, Galyat, Kashmir, and Gilgit Baltistan during this period.

In terms of temperature, Islamabad is forecasted to experience maximum temperatures ranging from 28 to 30 degrees Celsius on Friday and Saturday, while Rawalpindi may see temperatures between 30 to 32 degrees Celsius during the same period.

In the past 24 hours, dry weather prevailed in most parts of the country, with isolated rain-thunderstorms occurring in northwest Balochistan and Parachinar. Notable temperatures included a maximum of 42 degrees Celsius in Nawabshah, 33 degrees Celsius in Islamabad, and 30 degrees Celsius in Rawalpindi.

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