Rains lash Faisalabad, Sargodha

Met office forecasts more rains in Punjab over next few days

Our Correspondent June 24, 2018

FAISALABAD: Rains hit different districts of Punjab, including Faisalabad, Sargodha and their adjoining areas on Saturday. The downpour dropped the temperature significantly and made for pleasant weather.

The cool breeze and rain provided relief to people from the hot and dry weather which had continued for the last many days, causing various diseases such as flu, influenza, sore throat and others. The rain also provided a sigh of relief to farmers who had called it a blessing for their yields.

Meanwhile, the Met office predicted more rains in different parts of Punjab during the next few days.

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Earlier, Met Office Spokesperson Khalid Mahmood Malik said “This year, Pakistan is experiencing the hottest summer as compared to previous years. Temperatures remained two to three degrees above normal.”

Chances are high that the country will experience two to three spells of showers which will bring respite from the intense heat, he said.

Malik maintained that in 2018, the southern half of the country experienced slightly higher temperatures compared to the north. “Therefore, due to this difference in temperatures, it is expected that the country will witness pre-monsoon rains after mid-June,” he pointed out.

He said that it is also expected that pre-monsoon showers in catchment areas will help improve water levels in Mangla and Tarbela dams; the two major water reservoirs if the country. “Both have reached critical level,” the spokesman concluded.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 24th, 2018.


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