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Thunderstorms and rain expected in Punjab until May 18, says PDMA

05:01 PM | 17 May, 2024
Rain and thunderstorms in Punjab

The Punjab Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has issued alerts for a heatwave, rains, and storms in Punjab for the current month.

According to the PDMA spokesperson, dusty winds and thunderstorms with rain are expected in most districts of the province until May 18. Specifically, rain accompanied by strong winds is forecasted for Rawalpindi, Murree, Galiyat, Attock, Chakwal, Mandi Bahauddin, Gujrat, Jhelum, and Gujranwala. Additionally, there are possibilities of storms and rains in Lahore, Kasur, Sialkot, Narowal, Okara, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Khushab, Sargodha, and Mianwali.

The PDMA has also indicated that temperatures could rise by an average of 8 degrees this month, with a heatwave likely to affect Punjab from May 21 to May 27. During this period, the weather is expected to be dry, with temperatures remaining up to 6 degrees above normal.

Authorities have issued alerts to district administrations in line with the directives of the Chief Minister of Punjab. The public is advised to take precautions due to the increased intensity of heat and sun exposure. Those working outdoors should take measures to avoid heatstroke. Additionally, alerts have been issued to the health department, irrigation department, construction and communications, local government, and livestock department.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 20 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 20, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Forex Rates

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Baht THB 7.58 7.73

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