The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast widespread rain and thunderstorms, along with gusty winds, in different parts of the country from September 15 to 20. The rain is expected to bring much-needed relief from the ongoing heatwave, which has been causing discomfort to people across the country.
The PMD said that the rain is expected to start in the western parts of the country on September 15 and gradually spread to other parts of the country over the next few days. The heaviest rain is expected in Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Murree, and the adjoining hilly areas.
The PMD has also warned of the possibility of landslides and flash floods in these areas due to the heavy rain. The department has also advised people to stay away from flooded areas and to take precautions against lightning strikes.
In addition to the rain, the PMD has also forecast gusty winds of up to 60 kilometers per hour in some parts of the country. These winds could cause damage to weak infrastructure and solar panels.
The PMD has advised people to take precautions against the strong winds, such as avoiding driving in high-wind areas and securing loose objects outdoors.
The rain is expected to bring relief from the hot and humid weather in most parts of the country. However, the PMD has warned that the rain could also cause waterlogging and flooding in some low-lying areas.
The department has advised people to stay updated on the weather forecast and to take necessary precautions.