Good news for voters: Met office predicts light showers on polling day

Good news for voters: Met office predicts light showers on polling day

Islamabad (Agencies): Rain-thundershower with gusty winds is expected at scattered places in Lahore, Sargodha, Peshawar, Malakand, Hazara, Mardan, Kalat divisions, FATA and Kashmir, while at isolated places in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, D.G.Khan, Kohat, Bannu, D.I.Khan and Zhob divisions on elections day.

A spokesman of Met-Office informed that the current monsoon spell would continue throughout next week hopefully till Sunday.

Monsoon currents of moderate intensity are expected to penetrate in upper and central parts of the country from Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal till next week, he added.

Whereas hot and humid weather conditions are likely to prevail few places of Sindh, Balochistan and other plain areas of the country during this time span.

On Friday, roads inundated as heavy rain lashed the Punjab capital.

Several parts of the metropolis including the Airport, Cantonment, Askari 10 and Davis Road localities received a heavy downpour. Gulberg, Shadmaan, Canal Road also witnessed heavy rain.

The Meteorological Department forecast similar weather conditions for the next 24 hours. An official said that about 34mm rain was recorded at Qartaba Chowk, which was submerged with rainwater.

Rainwater was seen accumulated in various localities of the city including Johar Town, Ichhra, Muslim Town, Garden Town, Bahria Town, Mozang, Railway Road, Gwalmandi, Davis Road, Garhi Shahu, Canal Bank Road, Township and adjacent areas.

The Met Department said a weak monsoon current from Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal ware continuously penetrating the upper and central parts of the country and is likely to continue during next 24 hours.