Is it a blessing or a curse?
On May 12, 10 people lost their lives in the Punjab province as fierce windstorms and thunderstorms battered Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan and other cities. On May 14, a second wave of the ongoing unusual rain hit southern parts of the Pakistan particularly the Sindh province where deadly dust storms and heavy downpour claimed four lives while 40 were injured.
The rains would start affecting central and northern parts of the country from tonight/tomorrow evening with intervals till the weekend. After that a dry week is expected. Following is the rain recorded last night in various areas of the country;
- Dadu got 40 mm. (Sindh)
- Lasbela got 33 mm. (Balochistan)
- Nawabshah got 19 mm. (Sindh)
- D.G.Khan got 5 mm. (Punjab)
- Muzaffarabad got 2 mm. (Azad Kashmir)
- Karachi got 1 mm. (Sindh)
- Hunza got 1 mm. (Gilgit-Baltistan)
May is the hottest month in most parts of Pakistan with little rain that mostly falls in the northern areas of the country. However this May has been wetter across the country with low temperatures which is a big blow for the Pre-monsoon heating.