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2-3 rain spells likely in second half of June: Met office.

ISLAMABAD -- Pre-monsoon is likely to start from the mid of June with two to three rainy spells likely to occur in upper parts of the country including Northeast Punjab, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and Gilgit Baltistan.

Overall above normal temperatures are being observed in the first half of the June which may lead to severe weather conditions for next two weeks in the country followed by pre-monsoon.

The second half of June is likely to remain wet in which temperatures are likely to drop by

2-4 AdegC as compared to the first half, an official of Met office told reporter.

He said intense heat is likely to prevail in most parts of the country, during the first half of June. The temperature will remain 1-2AdegC above long term average in the plain areas of the country, he informed.

He informed that El Nino one of the global climate indicator, is shifting from negative to neutral phase, while North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) is persistent in the positive phase.

The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) is likely to remain neutral during the month of June.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Jun 6, 2018
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