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Punjab receives widespread rainfall with dust-storm

ISLAMABAD: Several cities and towns of Punjab received rain after dust and thunderstorm, ARY News reported on Wednesday.

A westerly wave entered in western parts of the country on Tuesday and likely to affect upper and central parts of Pakistan till Thursday and may persist over Northern areas till Friday, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said in its forecast.

Widespread rainfall and dust storms reported in the province including Rawalpindi, Attock, Jhelum and other districts.

Stormy winds in Lahore and other cities removed several trees from roots also causing power outages at various places.

Dust storms along with rainfall were reported at Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Attock and Jhelum and capital city Islamabad, brought relief to the people from scorching weather.

In Lahore, stormy winds rooted out several trees and caused power outages in several localities of the city.

Dust-thunderstorm and rain associated with strong gusty winds also reported at scattered places in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan.

The met office has also forecast dust and thunderstorms and rainfall in various parts of the country today.

However, weather remained hot in plains of Punjab and Sindh. Jacobabad, Dadu and Khanpur with 46°Celsius remained hottest places in the country yesterday, while 45°Celsius temperature recorded at Shaheed Benazirabad and Larkana in Sindh.

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