Strong winds bring heavy rain to Lahore

Three die in wall fall; air traffic out of gear in Punjab capital

By: News Desk
Published: 02:32 AM, 17 Jun, 2022
 Strong winds bring heavy rain to Lahore
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Heavy rain followed strong winds in the provincial capital and parts of Punjab, bringing relief from the scorching heat.

According to the 24NewsHD TV channel, stormy winds lashed out the provincial capital yesternight.

Three people were killed and three others were injured in a wall collapse near Awan Market Bank stop in Lahore

The injured were rushed to Lahore General Hospital. 

Stormy winds and gusts around the capital airport disrupted flight operations.

A flight from Sharjah to Lahore was diverted to Multan airport, sources said.

AirBlue flight PA413 reached Lahore from Sharjah, they said, adding that the traffic controller diverted it to the Multan airport.

Following the rain, the weather turned pleasant. The overall temperature of the city was 31 degrees centigrade. The Meteorological Department forecast heavy rains in the next 24 hours. 

Heavy rains are expected in Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Jhelum, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Lahore, Kasur and Sheikhupura.

Several districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa may be lashed by rain with wind and thundershowers till June 22, intermittently.

Isolated heavy falls are also expected in some places. In Balochistan, Quetta, Kalat, and Khuzdar are likely to receive rainfall from Friday until June 20.

Hot and dry weather is likely to prevail in most parts of Sindh with chances of dust-thunderstorm and rainfall in Sukkur, Jacobabad and Larkana