KARACHI: Rain with gusty winds is expected in some of the upper parts of the country in the next twenty four hours, said an official of the meteorological department on Thursday.
A westerly wave is affecting the upper and central parts of the country and likely to persist during next two to three days, he added.
The Met office forecast said that rain with thunderstorm and gusty winds is expected at scattered place in Multan, Sahiwal, D.G Khan, Bahawalpur, Sargodha, Kashmir, Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, D.I Khan, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Faisalabad, Zhob, FATA, Islamabad & Gilgit-Baltistan. However, hot and dry spell will persist in rest of the country in next twenty four hours.
Rainfall with strong winds in scattered places in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa, Islamabad, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan in the past twenty hours sent the temperatures down, providing respite to people tormented by prolonged power outages in intense heatwave during the fasting month of Ramazan, it added.
The weather department has predicted partly cloudy weather in Karachi today, while the maximum temperature in city will remain at 36 degree centigrade.