In an unusual meteorological turn, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) forecasts a continued spell of dry weather blanketing most regions of the country, with heightened temperatures particularly affecting southern areas over the next twelve hours.
However, an intriguing contrast emerges as the PMD anticipates sporadic rain-thunderstorm activity in select locales within Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, and Gilgit Baltistan, adding a touch of unpredictability to an otherwise parched landscape.
Temperature readings from key urban centers this morning paint a mosaic of climates:
- Islamabad: A crisp fifteen degrees centigrade.
- Lahore: A warmer twenty-two degrees centigrade.
- Karachi: A sultry twenty-five degrees centigrade.
- Peshawar and Gilgit: A moderate eighteen degrees centigrade.
- Quetta: A cool ten degrees centigrade.
- Muzafarabad: A pleasant seventeen degrees centigrade.
Across the border in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir region, meteorological patterns diverge. Anticipate partly cloudy conditions in Srinagar, Jammu, Pulwama, Anantnag, and Shopian. Meanwhile, Leh and Baramula may experience partly cloudy skies coupled with prospects of rain and thunderstorms, a departure from the prevailing dryness.
Recent temperature readings from this neighboring territory reflect a similar variance:
- Srinagar, Pulwama, and Baramula: A mild twelve degrees centigrade.
- Jammu: A comparatively warmer twenty degrees centigrade.
- Leh: A cooler six degrees centigrade.
- Anantnag and Shopian: A pleasant eleven degrees centigrade.
The dichotomy between the two regions’ weather conditions is a testament to the unpredictability of nature and the varying experiences of residents on either side of the border. While Pakistan braces for prolonged dryness, parts of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir are poised for potential showers and thunderstorms.