Met Office Forecasts Dry Weather, Heatwave During Eid-ul-Azha in Pakistan

Thu May 30 2024
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Chief Meteorologist Dr Sardar Sarfraz said on Thursday that there was no likelihood of rain during Eid-ul-Azha and hot conditions across most parts of Pakistan are expected.

Talking to the state-run news channel, he said that the intensity of heat would persist until June 4, with temperatures remaining high until mid-June.

While some relief from the scorching heat is expected, especially in Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, where light rain may occur in isolated areas over the next 2-3 days, the majority of Pakistan is likely to experience dry weather, he said.

Dr Sarfraz further said that on June 5 or 6, there might be scattered light rainfall in North East Punjab, including areas like Lahore, Narowal, and Gujranwala.

Monsoon Rains in Pakistan

Responding to questions about the onset of the monsoon season, he indicated that monsoon rains were expected to commence in July as usual, though there might be some variation in the timing.

However, he said that this year, the monsoon was likely to begin in July itself, with only minor fluctuations in the schedule.

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