LAHORE – The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has issued a weather forecast indicating predominantly hot and humid conditions across most parts of Punjab over the next couple of days.
As per the prevailing synoptic situation, continental air masses are currently dominant over a significant portion of Pakistan. Consequently, the forecast predicts hot and muggy weather for most districts of the province during Saturday evening, as well as for the subsequent two days.
However, there is a chance of isolated rain, accompanied by wind or thunderstorms, in specific areas including Rawalpindi, Narowal, Jhelum, Mandi Bahauddin, Sialkot, Lahore, Kasur, and the surrounding regions during Saturday evening and night, extending into Sunday.
In Lahore specifically, the maximum temperature is expected to range between 38-40 degrees Celsius on both Sunday and Monday.
Over the past 24 hours, the majority of Punjab experienced scorching and humid conditions, although some regions did receive sporadic rainfall.
Rainfall amounts (in millimeters) included Islamabad (Zero Point 30, Bokra 24, Saidpur 11), Rawalpindi (Shamsabad 15, Chaklala 06), Narowal 09, Sialkot (City 08, Airport 03), Murree 08, Gujranwala, Gujrat 04, Attock, Chakwal 01.
The highest recorded temperature in the province was in Bahawalpur, where the mercury soared to 41 degrees Celsius. In Lahore, the maximum temperature reached 37 degrees Celsius. Relative humidity in the evening was noted at 57 percent.