Met Office forecasts 3-4 rain spells in May

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Met Office forecasts 3-4 rain spells in May

ISLAMABAD: Three to four rain spells thunderstorm and isolated hailstorms associated with windstorm are likely in Upper Punjab, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Kaber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and adjoining areas of Gilgit-Baltistan in May.

Hot and dry conditions, with chances of dust/thunderstorms, will prevail in the southern half of the country during the month.

Outlook for the months of May 2017, has been prepared based upon regional and global weather conditions incorporating the climate system dynamics, an official of Met office told APP.

Northern half of the country is expected to receive slightly above normal precipitation. Temperatures in the southern half of the country are likely to remain slightly above normal.

El Ni¤o, one of the global climate drivers, is developing and it is predicted to be in peak phase in the autumn this year, while Indian Ocean Dipole is forecasted to swing within normal limits throughout the summer season.

These forcings play important role in modification of the seasonal weather in the region, he informed. (APP)

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