The Meteorological Department on Saturday predicted rains on the second day of Eidul Azha.

According to the Met Office, moist currents from the Arabian Gulf are likely to enter the upper and central regions of the country. On June 18, rains are likely to hit several parts of Gilgit, KP, Punjab, Islamabad, Balochistan and Sindh as the moist currents will be entering the western regions of the country.

Weather pundits say Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir are likely to experience heavy rains/thunder showers with gusty winds from June 18 to 22.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will have very hot and dry weather from June 16 to 18. The Meteorological Department said that between June 18 and 22, Chitral and Abbottabad are likely to experience intermittent rains at few places with wind and thunderstorm.

During June 16-18 period, the weather will remain very hot and dry in most parts of Balochistan.

The weather experts said in their report that between June 18 and 22, there was a possibility of rain at some places in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree and Galiyat in addition to thundershowers and lightning.

From June 20 to 22, Bahawalpur, Multan and Khanewal are expected to experience thunderstorms and rain. The Meteorological Department said that there is a possibility of rain at few places in Quetta Zhob, Dera Botke, and Bahir Khan.

However, from June 17 to 20, the weather will remain very hot and dry in most parts of Sindh. During June 21-22, heavy rains with gusty winds are expected at few places in Sukkur and Jacobabad.

The weather pundits have issued a warning saying there is a risk of damage to infrastructure due to strong winds and thundershowers.

Severe heatwave is expected to subside during June 19 to 22. All agencies concerned have been directed to remain alert during the heatwave.

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) also issued an advisory for public awareness regarding the weather on Eid.

The advisory has been issued in light of the forecast of a warmer than average temperature and chances of rain, wind and thunderstorms from June 15 to 19, which is likely to extend up to June 22.

Also, the NDMA has released the ‘Pak-NDMA Disaster Alert’ application on Google Play Store and iOS Application Store to provide general public with up-to-date alerts, advisories and hazard-specific guidelines.

It calls upon the farmers, livestock owners, tourists, and travellers to take protective measures.