May 20, 2022: According to a press release issued by the Government of Pakistan, Cabinet Secretariat (Aviation Division) Pakistan Meteorological Department Islamabad, heatwave conditions are Likely to subside during the coming days and instead dust-thunderstorm-rain predicted from Thursdav (night).
The Met Office has informed that a westerly wave is likely to enter upper parts of the country on 19. May, Thursday(night) and is likely to persist till 24. May (Tuesday), due to which rain-dust-thunderstorms are expected in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Mansehra, Kohistan, Abbottabad, Haripur, Peshawar, Swabi, Nowshera, Kurrarn, Kohat, Waziristan, Bann, Mianwali, Sargodha, Khushab, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum , Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Sheikhupura Faisalabad, Jhang, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan (Astore, Ghizer, Gilgit, Diamir, Hun= and Skardu) particularly during aftemoon and evening /nights.
Temperatures are lately to subside during the forecast period in most parts of the country.
The possible impact of these weather conditions include; • Relief from thc present heatwave conditions in most parts of the country, • Water stress on water (reservoirs), crops. vegetable and orchards may likely to continue. • Wind dust-thunderstorm may cause damages to vulnerable structures in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad upper Punjab. Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir during the forecast period.
Meanwhile, judicious use of water is requested in all aspects of life according to the Met Office spokesperson,
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