LAHORE - Monsoon forecasting season of the year 2009 is commencing from June 30 (today), a day ahead of the meteorological calculations. The first monsoon current is likely to come from Arabian Sea at 5,000 feet with moderate intensity. It will benefit Sindh, Southern And Central Punjab including the provincial metropolis. The monsoon season from July 1 to September 30 is marked with frequent rain, thunderstorm and heavy downpour from Arabian Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Bay of Bengal. It will intensify after July 15 and vigorously continue till August 14 but prolong up to Sept 30. The Met office has predicted above average rain this year. The first incursion of the monsoon will make an end to the current heat wave that crippled the life in the country. Coincided with un-ending and unaffordable load shedding it added to the miseries of the people hit by the heat wave. Lahore continued to sizzle in the scorching heat on the second day consecutive of highest temperature of the season so far with little change at 45.5 almost half a degree less than yesterdays temperature. The City was deserted despite the working day. The half-degree decrease was perhaps due to blowing of winds that started in the evening on Monday to herald the reach out of Monsoon currents from Arabian Sea on Tuesday (today). Met office has predicted a thorough westerly wave moving across Northeastern part of Afghanistan. Well marked seasonal low lies over northeast of Balochistan and adjoining areas of Punjab and NWFP besides monsoon current from Arabian Sea. As a result dust storm/thunderstorm and shower are expected in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Hazara, Malakand, Kohat divisions and Kashmir. Already on Monday evening, the westerly had hit Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Sialkot and parts of Gujranwala bringing considerable rain there.