Pre-Monsoon: Showers to bring down mercury

A two-day rain bout has been forecast to start from Tuesday that would beat the sizzling heat of June to some extent

June 24, 2012

ISLAMABAD: A two-day rain bout has been forecast to start from Tuesday that would beat the sizzling heat of June to some extent after the mercury has surged to 50 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country. “The pre-monsoon rain would hit upper parts of the country including that will follow the onset of regular monsoon season from first week of July,” Arif Mehmood, Director General Pakistan Meteorological Department told APP Saturday According to the Met office, scattered rain-thundershowers are likely in Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Eastern Baluchistan, Sindh coast, central and upper parts of Punjab, Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and most parts of Kashmir from Tuesday to Thursday. However, the weather pundits have forecast that till start of the pre-monsoon, severe heat wave is likely to persist in south Punjab, upper Sindh, and southern and eastern parts of Baluchistan.

Published In The Express Tribune, June 24th, 2012.

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