Weather: Keep an umbrella with you as heavy rainfall is forecast across Pakistan

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According to the Meteorological Department, a heavy and protracted rainstorm is expected to impact the country beginning Thursday or Friday. Between April 28 and May 7, some light to heavy rain is expected from Karachi to Kashmir. The department forecasts that 90 percent of Punjab, Sindh, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa could see mild to severe rainfall and hailstorms, with urban flooding being a possibility.

The meteorological service has predicted rain in Balochistan’s coastal districts, including Quetta, today. There is a possibility of flooding in the seas of Gwadar, Pisni, and Ormara, and fishermen have been advised to avoid traveling to the deep sea.

According to the Department of Meteorology, a rain-making system has started entering the Arabian Sea, and the possibility of rain with thunder and lightning has been shown in Karachi from Friday. It has also been predicted that the sea breeze will remain closed for 72 hours. According to the Department of Meteorology, the rain streak may continue till May 10.

It is expected to be partly cloudy in Lahore after noon, with the maximum temperature in Lahore today being 37 degrees Celsius. The humidity ratio in Lahore is expected to be 44%.

The recent rains in Pakistan damaged the wheat crop worth Rs23 billion, according to the Department of Agriculture, as 50 percent of the standing wheat crop fell due to the rains. Dr. Qayyum, Director of the Punjab Agriculture Department, says that wheat was cultivated on an area of 16 million acres in the province. The wheat crop on 800,000 acres of agricultural land was partially damaged, and the wheat crop on an area of 30,000 acres was completely destroyed.

According to the data, 40% of wheat in Sheikhupura and Nankana, 14% in Muzaffargarh, 14% in Sahiwal, 12.9% in Toba Tek Singh, 12.5% in Okara, 10.5% in Bhakkar, and 10% in Pakpattan were damaged. Twenty-two percent of the wheat crop was damaged. According to officials, there is a fear of 20% loss of wheat productivity due to rains this year, and the average wheat production is likely to drop from 31 maunds per acre to 24 maunds per acre. The total production loss is expected to be 236,000 tons. On the other hand, President Kisan Board Pakistan Shaukat Chadhar says that 70% of the wheat crop has been damaged due to rains.”