Rain hits Lahore and nearby areas, more expected until April 29

07:06 PM | 26 Apr, 2024
Rain in lahore

As rain swept across various parts of Lahore on Friday afternoon, including Thokar Niaz Beg, Allama Iqbal Town, Township, Faisal Town, and numerous others, reports also emerged of power outages affecting different areas of the city. The Meteorological Office has indicated that westerly waves have entered the western parts of the country, encompassing most of the upper regions.

Under the influence of this weather system, rain-wind/thunderstorms were reported in several areas including Naushki, Pishin, Harnai, Zhob, and Gwadar, among others.

Looking ahead, the Met Office forecasts rain-windstorm/thunderstorm in a multitude of regions over the next 24 hours, including Chitral, Dir, Swat, Abbottabad, and Peshawar, extending to Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.

Moreover, an extended forecast indicates that more rain and thunderstorms are likely to persist from Friday till Monday morning in various parts of Punjab, encompassing Murree, Galliyat, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, and beyond. Regions such as Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, and Bahawalpur are also expected to experience rain and thunderstorms in the coming days.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecasted more rains, with isolated heavy falls and hailstorms expected in Lahore and various parts of Punjab over the next 2-3 days, as a westerly wave prevails over the western and upper regions of the country.

Under these weather conditions, the regions likely to experience rain-wind/thunderstorms include Murree, Galyat, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, and numerous cities in Punjab such as Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan, and Bahawalpur, among others. Isolated heavy falls and hailstorms are also anticipated during this period.

Furthermore, landslides are expected in Murree and Galyat from the 27th to the 29th of April. The inclement weather may pose risks such as windstorms/hailstorms and lightning, potentially affecting human lives, crops, and infrastructure such as electric poles and solar panels.

In terms of temperatures, Lahore is expected to see maximum temperatures ranging between 35-37 degrees Celsius over Saturday and Sunday.

In the last 24 hours, rain-thunderstorms were reported in Lahore and various parts of Punjab, with rainfall recorded in Bhakkar (07mm), Attock (06mm), Karur (Leh) (02mm), Islamabad Airport, Murree, and Dera Ghazi Khan (01mm).

Kasur registered the highest temperature in the province at 42°C, while Lahore recorded a maximum temperature of 38°C. The relative humidity during the evening was record.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 25 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 25, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 293.5 and selling rate is 297.2 while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 351.45 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.05 and Saudi Riyal at 72.95.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.65
Euro EUR 293.5 297.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 351.45
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.05 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.95 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.58 748.58
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 39.91 40.31
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.67 36.02
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.74 916.74
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.38 172.38
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.26 731.26
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.5 77.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 72.95 73.85
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 311.53 314.03
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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