RAWALPINDI: Heavy rain and strong winds on Monday evening lowered temperatures and provided much-needed relief to the residents of the twin cities who had been experiencing heat over the past few days.
The Met Office anticipated heavy rainfall on Tuesday evening.
About 22 millimeters (mm) of rain was recorded at Saidpur, 15mm at Zero Point, 4mm at Golra, 8mm at Bokra and 6mm near Islamabad International Airport while 4mm of rain recorded in Shamsabad and 5mm at Chaklala in Rawalpindi.
Wind speeds were recorded at 49 lanes (96 kilometers per hour) near Islamabad International Airport from North to West and 35 lanes (70km per hour) at Zero Point from South to West. Although winds were blowing on billboards and shelters, there were no reports of any damage to public property or anyone injured.
“There are chances of rain on Tuesday evenings and nights as well. The rains will provide relief to the residents of the twin cities but the heat will continue in the country until May 13, ”a Met Office official told Parhlo.
He said although the temperature had dropped, it would rise again on Tuesday morning. Due to the high pressure in the upper atmosphere, daytime temperatures can rise in many parts of the country.
Hot and dry weather is expected in many parts of the country, while clear areas will remain subject to extreme heat waves, he added.
Published Parhlo, May 10, 2022