Monsoon rains to hit Pakistan by end of June, says PMD

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THE Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted that the monsoon season will start by the end of this month across the country, but pre-monsoon will continue till then.

Meanwhile, in the light of ‘Outlook of Summer Monsoon 2018’ and already prevailing water shortage in the country, the Met office has alerted all the authorities concerned to take measures for water storage accordingly.

The first spell of pre-monsoon rains lashed Islamabad and parts of upper Punjab including Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad divisions and various areas of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Kashmir during the Eidul Fitr holidays.

Meanwhile, people in Karachi also enjoyed a light drizzle accompanied by gusty winds. The first spell of pre-monsoon rains started from June 15 and continued till the third day of Eid. Several parts of the country experienced strong dust storm ahead of showers. It helped bringing down temperatures across the country and brought respite from intense heat to some extent.

“Now the second spell of pre-monsoon showers is expected to hit the country from June 22 onwards,” said PMD spokesperson Khalid Malik while talking to The Express Tribune.

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