Dust storms, rain hit Lahore & other cities

11:51 PM | 5 Jun, 2018
Dust storms, rain hit Lahore & other cities
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LAHORE - Dust storms followed by rainfall hit Islamabad and Lahore on Tuesday, breaking the long heat spell that had experts worried.

A dust storm dawned on the federal capital that followed by heavy rainfall. The rainfall lowered the mercury in Islamabad bringing much-needed respite to the residents.

Scattered rainfall is expected to continue in the region.

Earlier today, the Meteorological Department had forecast rainfall for Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore division and Kashmir.

However, the forecast did say the weather would remain hot even after the rainfall. The temperature will remain 1-2°C above long-term average in the plain areas of the country.

Lahore and suburban areas also experienced a dust storm just before Iftar on Tuesday.

The gusty winds, which followed light rain in parts of the city, turned the weather pleasant in the provincial capital.

The gusts were so strong that they downed several trees and shattered window panes of a few buildings in the city.

The storm also caused damage to PIA aircraft parked on the Lahore airport's apron.

Over 450 feeders of Lahore Electronic Supply Company’s have tripped because of the storm and heavy precipitation, and many areas of Lahore have been deprived of electricity since 7 O’clock.