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Islamabad Weather Update: Rain, thunderstorm to lash capital this week

01:05 PM | 28 Nov, 2023
Islamabad Weather Update: Rain, thunderstorm to lash capital this week
Source: Radio Pakistan

RAWALPINDI – Pakistan Meteorological Department has shared forecast for another rain spell in the country's federal capital which will bring temperature down in twin cities.

Met office said a westerly wave is likely to approach the upper parts of the country, and low-level easterlies are also penetrating in northeastern Punjab, Kashmir, and adjoining areas.

Islamabad Rain Update

Islamabad experienced hazy sunshine on Tuesday, but cloudy weather took over at night and Met Office predicted rain thunderstorms from Wednesday.

Islamabad temperature today

At noon, the mercury reached 21°C, while the temperature is expected to drop to 8degrees in the evening.

Humidity was recorded at over 47 percent in the metropolis. Winds blew at 1km/h. Max UV Index was recorded at 3 which is moderate, with visibility around 3km.

Islamabad Air Quality

The federal capital’s air quality was recorded at 113, which is Unhealthy.

Health effects can be immediately felt by sensitive groups. Healthy individuals may experience difficulty breathing and throat irritation with prolonged exposure. Limit outdoor activity.

Weather in other parts of country

Cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country. However, rain-wind/thunderstorm (with snowfall over the hills) is expected in northeast Punjab, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Potohar region, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir. Smog/fog is likely to persist in central/southern parts of Punjab and upper Sindh during morning hours.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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