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Date: August 28th, 2017
Time: 1500 PST

Weather Advisory

Rains predicted in the country during the current week

Met-Office informed that strong monsoon currents are likely to continue penetrating in southern parts of the country, while moderate currents are also expected to enter upper parts and Kashmir from Tuesday to Friday. Under the influence of this weather system;

  • Widespread rain/thunderstorm associated with gusty winds (isolated heavy to very heavy falls) is expected in lower Sindh (Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad, Karachi divisions) and at scattered places in Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad, Kalat, Quetta, Sibbi, Zhob and Naseerabad divisions from Wednesday to Friday.
  • Rain-thunderstorm is also expected at scattered places in Bahawalpur, Multan, D.G. Khan and Sahiwal divisions, while at isolated places in Hazara, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Sargodha and Lahore divisions, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir on Wednesday/Thursday.
  • Rain-thunderstorm is expected at scattered places in Hazara, Malakand, Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, D.I. Khan, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala and Lahore divisions, Islamabad, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during Friday and Saturday.

Spokesman further informed that heavy to very heavy falls may generate urban flooding in Karachi, Hyderabad and Mirpur Khas divisions on Wednesday and Thursday and flash flooding in the vulnerable Nullas/streams of eastern Balochistan during the period.

Note: All concerned authorities are advised to take necessary precautionary measures during the period.

 

--Sd--              

(Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director
NWFC, Islamabad


Time/Date: 1500 PST/July 21, 2017

Weather Advisory:

 

More rains predicted in next 3 days

 

Met-Office informed that strong monsoon currents will start to penetrate in eastern parts of country from Saturday that will produce more monsoon rains in next 3 days such as:

 

·         Rain/thunderstorm with isolated heavy to very heavy falls are expected at a number of places in Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Lahore, Faisalabad, Hazara, Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad divisions and Kashmir during the period.

·         Rain/thunderstorm with moderate to heavy falls are expected at scattered places in KP, FATA, D.G.Khan, Multan, Bahawalpur, Sahiwal, Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad, Karachi, Sibbi, Zhob, Naseerabad divisions and Gilgit-Baltistan during the period.

 

Note: All concerned authorities are advised to remain ALERT during next 3 days.

 

Spokesman 

 


Date: July 13th, 2017
Time: 1500 PST

Weather Advisory 2:

More Monsoon Rains predicted in the country in coming days

Rains also predicted in Lower Sindh & Balochistan on Sat/Sun

 

Met-Office predicted widespread rains in southern parts of the country during Saturday to Tuesday.

Spokesman of Met-Office informed that monsoon currents will start penetrating in Sindh from Saturday that will produce widespread rain/dust-thunderstorm with isolated moderate to heavy falls in Lower Sindh (Mirpur Khas, Hyderabad & Karachi divisions) from Saturday to Monday. Rain/dust-thunderstorm with isolated heavy falls also expected at a number of places in Balochistan (Zhob, Sibbi, Naseerabad, Kalat & Makran divisions) from Sunday to Tuesday. Localized Heavy downpours may generate Urban Flooding and Flash Flooding in the vulnerable areas of Balochistan.

Spokesman further informed that present weather system in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) & Kashmir has weakened. However, more monsoon rains predicted in upper parts (Upper Punjab, KP, Gilgit-Baltistan & Kashmir) of the country during Sunday and Wednesday. Moderate to Heavy falls may generate Land Sliding in the vulnerable areas of upper parts of the country.

All concerned authorities are advised to remain ALERT during Sunday to Wednesday.

                       

                                                                                   

--Sd--              

(Muhammad Irfan Virk)

Deputy Director
NWFC, Islamabad


Date: July 7th, 2017
Time: 1200 PST

Weather Advisory:

Widespread Rains predicted in coming week 

Met-Office predicted widespread rain/thunderstorm with isolated heavy to very heavy falls in the country during the coming week. Spokesman of Met-Office informed that monsoon currents are expected to penetrate in upper parts of Pakistan from Sunday/Monday that will grip most parts of the country during the mid week. A westerly wave is also expected to grip upper parts of the country during the mid week. According to foreseen meteorological conditions, the detailed forecast for next week is;

 

Punjab/Kashmir

Rain/thunderstorm with isolated heavy to very heavy falls expected at a number of places in Islamabad, Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Lahore and Faisalabad divisions), and Kashmir during Monday to Thursday. Rain-thunderstorm with isolated heavy falls also expected at scattered places in southern Punjab (D.G.Khan, Multan, Bahawalpur and Sahiwal divisions) during Tuesday to Thursday.

 

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa/Gilgit-Baltistan

Rain/thunderstorm with isolated heavy falls expected at scattered places in KP, FATA and Gilgit-Baltistan during Tuesday to Thursday.

 

Sindh/Balochistan

Rain/thunderstorm with moderate to heavy falls expected at scattered places in Sindh and eastern Balochistan (Zhob, Sibbi, Naseerabad and Kalat divisions) during Friday to Sunday.

 

Spokesman further informed that heavy to very heavy falls may generate urban flooding and flash flooding in the vulnerable areas particularly in Barsati Nullahs of Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, D.G.Khan divisions, KP and Kashmir. Due to intermittent rains, there is risk of landslides in hilly areas of upper KP (Malakand, Hazara divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during the period

 

Note: All concerned authorities are advised to remain ALERT during the coming week.

--Sd--              

(Muhammad Irfan Virk)

Deputy Director
NWFC, Islamabad


Date: July 04th, 2017
Time: 1400 PST

 

Press Release

More rain predicted in next 48 hrs

Risk of Landslides in hilly areas on Wed/Thu

 

Met-Office informed that more rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy falls is expected at scattered places of Islamabad, Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Malakand, Hazara, Mardan, Peshawar, Kohat divisions), FATA, Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Lahore divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during next 48 hours. Rain/thundershowers also expected at a few places of Sahiwal and Bahawalpur divisions.

Note:

Due to intermittent rains, there will be risk of landslides in hilly areas of upper KP (Malakand, Hazara divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir in next two days (Wed/Thu). All concerned authorities are advised to remain ALERT in in next two days (Wednesday/Thursday). 

 

Spokesman


Date: June 27th, 2017
Time: 1300 PST

Press Release

Widespread Rains predicted in next 48 hours

(Validity: 2100 PST/27th Jun – 2100 PST/29th Jun 2017)

Met-Office predicted widespread rains with isolated heavy falls in Islamabad, Upper Punjab, Lower Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Eastern Balochistan and Kashmir in next 48 hours (Wednesday/Thursday).

Spokesman of Met-Office informed that monsoon has already made onset in Pakistan on Monday and the monsoon incursion is likely to increase from Wednesday. A westerly wave in the meantime is expected to grip upper parts of the country. According to foreseen meteorological conditions, the detailed forecast for next two days is;

  • Rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy falls expected at a number of places in Islamabad, Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Lahore and Faisalabad divisions), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Lower Sindh (Hyderabad, Karachi, Mirpurkhas, Shaheed Benazirabad divisions) & Kashmir during next 48 hours.

  • Rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy falls expected at scattered places of southern Punjab (Sahiwal, Multan, Bahawalpur, D.G.Khan divisions), upper Sindh (Larkana and Sukkar divisions), Eastern Balochistan (Zhob, Sibbi, Naseerabad & Kalat divisions) and Gilgit-Baltistan (G.B) during the period.

  • The heavy falls may generate flash floods in the vulnerable areas particularly in Barsati Nullahs of KP, Pothohar region, Gujranwala, DG Khan Divisions and Kashmir during the period.

  • Due to intermittent rains, there is risk of landslides in hilly areas of upper KP (Malakand, Hazara divisions), G.B and Kashmir.

Note: All concerned authorities are advised to remain ALERT in in next two days (Wednesday/Thursday).

Spokesman

 


Press Release

Date: June 23rd, 2017
Time: 1300 PST

MONSOON ONSET IN NEXT WEEK

Rain also expected during Eid Holidays

 

Met-Office predicted the onset of monsoon in Pakistan during the coming week.

Spokesman of Met-Office informed that monsoon, presently giving rains over central parts of India, is heading towards Pakistan. Monsoon currents will start to penetrate in Pakistan on Monday/Tuesday and good rains/thundershowers expected at a number of places in the country such as;

  • Rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy falls and strong gusty winds at a number of places in Punjab, Islamabad, KP, FATA, GB & Kashmir during Monday to Friday.

  • Rain/thundershowers with strong gusty winds at scattered places in Lower Sindh and Eastern Balochistan during Wednesday to Saturday.

Spokesman of Met-Office further informed that rain/thundershowers are also expected at scattered places in Islamabad, Upper Punjab, Upper KP, & Kashmir during Eid Holidays (Monday-Wednesday).

SPOKESMAN


Date: June 16, 2017
Time: 1600 PST

Press Release

Pre monsoon rains predicted in the country in the next week

Met-Office informed that pre monsoon currents are likely to penetrate in Pakistan from Monday that will produce rains in upper & central parts of the country such as:

  • Rain/dust-thundershower with gusty winds is expected at scattered places of Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat, Bannu, D.I. Khan divisions and Islamabad from Monday to Friday. Isolated heavyfalls are also expected in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala and Lahore divisions on Tuesday/Wednesday.Rain-thunderstorm with gusty winds is expected at scattered places of Malakand division, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from Monday (evening) to Saturday.
  • Rain-thunderstorm with gusty winds is expected at isolated places of Zhob, Sibbi, D.G.Khan, Multan, Bahawalpur and Sahiwal divisions during Tuesday (evening) to Thursday.

 

SPOKESMAN


Date: June 05, 2017
Time: 1400 PST

Press Release

Rain with dust-thunderstorm predicted in the country during the current week

Met-Office informed that a weather system is expected to enter in Pakistan Today (evening/night). Under the influence of this weather system rain-dust-thunderstorm with gusty winds is expected over some upper & central parts of the country, such as;

  • Rain/dust-thunderstorm associated with gusty winds is expected at scattered places of KP (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from Tuesday to Friday with breaks.
  • Rain/dust-thunderstorms associated with gusty winds is expected at scattered places of Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Lahore and Faisalabad divisions and Islamabad from Tuesday to Friday.
  • Rain/dust-thunderstorms with gusty winds expected at isolated places of Quetta, Zhob, DG Khan, Multan and Sahiwal divisions on Wednesday & Thursday.

Spokesman further informed that current heat wave conditions will subside due to this weather system all over the country. A few hailstorm events may occur in sub-mountainous areas of Punjab, Hazara division and Kashmir during the period.

 

--Sd--              

(Muhammad Irfan Virk)

Deputy Director
NWFC, Islamabad


Date: April 21, 2017
Time: 1500 PST

Rain predicted in country during next 3 days

(Saturday to Monday)

Met-Office informed that a weather system of moderate intensity is prevailing over Pakistan and under the influence of this weather system scattered/ isolated  rains are expected such as:

·         Rain/thunderstorm associated with gusty winds is expected at scattered places of KP (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from Saturday to Monday.

·         Rain/dust-thunderstorm with gusty winds expected at scattered places in Punjab including Islamabad  from Saturday to Monday

·         Rain/dust-thunderstorm with gusty winds expected at isolated places in Quetta, Zhob, Sibbi, Naseerabad divisions during Sunday and Monday.

The day temperature may further fall 3-5 °C in plan areas of country during the period.

--Sd--              

(Muhammad Irfan Virk)

Deputy Director
NWFC, Islamabad


Date: March 31, 2017
Time: 1500 PST

Press Release

Rain predicted in coming week

Met-Office informed that a weather system is expected to enter in Pakistan on Monday. Under the influence of this weather system rain-dust-thunderstorm with gusty winds is expected over upper & some central parts of the country, such as;

  • Rain/thunderstorm associated with gusty winds is expected at scattered places of KP (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from Monday to Thursday. Isolated heavy fall is also expected in Malakand, Hazara divisions and Kashmir on Tuesday to Wednesday.
  • Rain/Dust-thunderstorms expected at scattered places of Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Lahore and Faisalabad divisions and Islamabad from Monday to Wednesday.
  •  Rain/thunderstorm with gusty winds expected at isolated places of Quetta, Zhob, DG Khan, Multan and Sahiwal divisions on Monday/Tuesday.
  • Rain/thunderstorm with strong winds is expected in Islamabad/Rawalpindi from Tuesday to Thursday. Isolated hailstorm is also likely.

Note: Hailstorm is also expected at a few places of upper Punjab, upper KP and Kashmir during the period.

 

SPOKESMAN


Date: March 20, 2017
Time: 1400 PST

Press Release

Rain predicted on Tuesday/Wednesday

Met-Office informed that a weather system (westerly wave) is expected to enter in Pakistan on Tuesday. Under the influence of this weather system rain/thunderstorm with gusty winds is expected over upper parts of the country during next two days, such as;

  • Rain/thunderstorm expected at scattered places of KP (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir on Tuesday and Wednesday. Snowfall is also expected over high mountains of Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir on Wednesday.

  • Rain/thunderstorm with gusty winds expected at isolated places of Quetta, Zhob, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala divisions and Islamabad on Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • On 23rd March, mainly partly cloudy with chances of light rain at morning is expected in Islamabad/Rawalpindi and dry weather with clear sky conditions is expected in Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta Cities.

 

SPOKESMAN


Date: March 06, 2017
Time: 1600 PST

Press Release

More Rain Predicted in the country during current week

Met. Office informed that another Westerly wave (weather system) is likely to enter in Pakistan during next 24 hours and likely to persist till Saturday. Under the influence of this weather system, the Forecast is as:

  • Rain/thunderstorm with gusty winds expected with intervals at scattered places in KP, FATA, Islamabad and upper Punjab from Thursday to Saturday, while isolated rain-thunderstorm with gusty winds also expected at a few places on Tuesday/Wednesday.

  • Rain/thunderstorm is expected at scattered places in Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during Wednesday to Saturday.

  • Rain/thunderstorm is also expected at isolated places in Quetta, Zhob, Kalat, D.G.Khan, Multan, Sahiwal divisions on Tuesday/Wednesday.

 

--Sd--              

(Muhammad Irfan Virk)

Deputy Director
NWFC, Islamabad


 

Date: February 23, 2017

Press Release

PMD Pollen Monitoring Network for Spring 2017

 The Pollen is likely to start in March in Islamabad and Rawalpindi which coincides with spring season. Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has been monitoring the airborne pollen in Islamabad throughout the year. Pollen monitoring unit of PMD has installed pollen monitoring devices during the spring season in different sectors of Islamabad (H-8, E-8, F-10 and G-6). The pollen concentration increases gradually with the onset of spring season and attains its peak around mid March. The most abundant pollen types in Islamabad are from 08 trees (i. e. Paper Mulberry, Acacia, Eucalyptus, Pines, Grasses, Cannabis, Dandelion and Alternaria). Out of all these plants Paper Mulberry shares about 97% of the total pollen and its concentration touches the extreme limits of about 40,000 per cubic meter of air at the peak of the blossom season. People suffering from Asthma and respiratory diseases experience serious consequences due to sharp increase in pollen concentrations. PMD will continue reporting pollen count on daily basis on PMD website as well as through radio, print and electronic media till the end of the season in mid April. It will be regularly uploaded on PMD website: www.pmd.gov.pk .Public may contact at following phone numbers for related information; 051-9250334, 051-9250364 and 051-9250369 or email at pollen@pmd.gov.pk for queries regarding pollen count.

 

 --sd--      

Spokesman


Date: February 14, 2017
Time: 1400 PST

Press Release

Rain/snow predicted for the weekends

 

Met. Office informed that another weather system is likely to approach Pakistan on Friday. Under the influence of this weather system, rain is predicted at different areas of the country during the weekend such as:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa/FATA:

Rain/thunderstorm is expected at a number of places in KP and FATA from Friday evening to Sunday. Isolated heavy rain/snow over the hills is also expected in Malakand and Hazara divisions on Saturday and Sunday.

Gilgit-Baltistan / Kashmir:

Rain/ snowfall with isolated heavyfalls is expected at a number of places from Friday to Monday.

Punjab / Islamabad:

Rain/thunderstorm is expected at scattered places of Islamabad, Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Faisalabad, Sargodha divisions) on Saturday and Sunday. Snowfall is also expected over the hills of Murree and Galliyat during the period.

Balochistan:

Rain/thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills is expected at isolated places of Northern Balochistan (Quetta, Kalat and Zhob divisions) on Friday and Saturday.

 

Note: Due to intermittent rain there is a risk of landslides/avalanches in the vulnerable areas of KP, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during the period.

 

--Sd--              

(Muhammad Irfan Virk)

Deputy Director
NWFC, Islamabad

 




Date: February 01, 2017
Time: 1300 PST

Press Release

More rain/snow predicted for the weekend

 

Met. Office informed that another rain bearing weather system is likely to approach Pakistan during this weekend. Under the influence of this weather system, the weather forecast for each province is:

Balochistan:

Rain/thunderstorm is expected at scattered places in the province on Friday and Saturday. Snowfall is also expected over the hills of Quetta, Zhob and Kalat divisions during the period.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa/FATA:

Rain/thunderstorm is expected at a number places in KP and FATA from Friday to Sunday. Isolated heavy rain/snow over the hills is also expected in Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar and Mardan divisions on Saturday and Sunday.

Punjab/Islamabad:

Rain/thunderstorm is expected at a number of places of upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha divisions) on Saturday and Sunday. Snowfall is also expected over the hills of Murree and Galliyat during the period. Rain is also expected at isolated places of south Punjab on Saturday.

Sindh:

Rain/thunderstorm is expected at isolated places of the province on Saturday.

Gilgit-Baltistan/Kashmir:

Rain/snowfall with isolated heavyfalls is expected at a number of places From Friday to Sunday.

 

Note: Due to intermittent rain there is a risk of landslides/flashfloods in the vulnerable areas of upper KP/FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir on Saturday/Sunday.

 

--Sd--              

(Muhammad Irfan Virk)
Deputy Director
NWFC, Islamabad


Press Release

Date: January 26, 2017
Time: 1400 PST

 

Weather outlook in the country during next 2 to 3 days

Met. office informed that more intermittent rain with snowfall over the hills is expected at a number of places in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, upper Punjab, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during next 24 hours. The prevailing wet spell of rain/snowfall over the country is likely to subside tomorrow.

Mainly cold and dry weather will prevail in Balochistan, Sindh, plain areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab from tomorrow. However, rain with snowfall over the hills may occur at isolated places in Malakand, Hazara, Rawalpindi divisions, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir on Friday.

 

--Sd--              

(Muhammad Irfan Virk)
Deputy Director
NWFC, Islamabad


Date: January 24, 2017
Time: 1500 PST

Weather Advisory: 2

Weather Advisory for next two days

An effective weather system producing rainfall/snowfall in different parts of Pakistan is likely to persist for a couple of days with gradually increasing intensity.

Balochistan:

Ø  Widespread rainfall with occasional heavy falls is expected on tonight and tomorrow. Moderate to heavy snowfall is also expected in Quetta, Zhob and Kalat divisions.

Ø  There is a high probability of increase in stream flows and Nullahs till 25th January.

Ø  Moderate to heavy falls are likely in Makran coast, Kech, Panjgur, Washuk, Kharan, Khuzdar and adjoining areas tonight.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa/FATA:

Ø  Widespread rainfall/snowfall is expected over upper KP and FATA tonight and tomorrow.

Ø  Heavy snowfall is expected in Chitral, Shangla, Naran, Kaghan and Hazara division on 25th and 26th January, 2017.

Ø  Occasional heavy rainfall may generate flash floods in the tributaries of Kabul River and trigger landslides in hilly terrain. 

     Punjab: 

Ø  Widespread rain with isolated heavy falls is expected in north eastern Punjab on 25th and 26th Jan, 2017.

Ø  Intermittent heavy snowfall is likely over Murree and Galliyat hills.

Gilgit-Baltistan:

Ø  Scattered rain/snowfall is expected on 25th and 26th Jan, 2017.

Ø  Landslides may occur in the vulnerable areas of GB.

Kashmir:

Ø  Events of heavy snowfall are likely in AJK during 25th to 26th Jan, 2017.

Ø  Landslides and avalanches are expected during the period.

Ø  Local streams may be flashy due to anticipated heavy downpour.

 Sindh:

Ø  Isolated light to moderate rainfall is expected in the province on 25th Jan, 2017. Karachi may also receive light rainfall on 25th Jan, 2017.         

--Sd--              

(Muhammad Irfan Virk)
Deputy Director
NWFC, Islamabad


Date: January 20, 2017
Time: 1200 PST

Weather Advisory: 1

More Rains predicted during the coming week

Heavy snowfall expected over the hills

 

Met Office informed that a strong weather system (westerly wave) is expected to produce more rains/snowfall over the hills in the country during the coming week. The detailed forecast is;

 

Balochistan:

Rain with snowfall over the hills is expected at a number of places from Monday to Wednesday. Heavy snowfall is expected over the hills of Quetta, Zhob and Kalat divisions on Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

Sindh:

Rain with thunderstorm is expected at scattered places of the province on Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa/FATA:

Rain with snowfall over the hills is expected at most of the places from Monday to Thursday. Intermittent heavy snowfall may occur over the hills of FATA, Malakand and Hazara divisions on Wednesday and Thursday.

 

Punjab/Islamabad:

Rain with snowfall over the hills is expected at a number of places from Monday to Thursday. Intermittent heavy snowfall may occur over the hills of Murree and Galliyat from Tuesday to Thursday.

 

Gilgit-Baltistan/Kashmir:

Rain with snowfall over the hills is expected at a number of places from Monday to Thursday. Intermittent heavy snowfall may occur over the hills of GB and Kashmir from Tuesday to Thursday.

 

Note:

Intermittent rain may trigger landslides in the vulnerable areas of KP, GB and Kashmir. Isolated heavy falls may generate flash floods in the local streams of Balochistan.

Due to expected heavy snowfall in mountain areas, public is advised to follow NDMA/NHA instructions on road conditions.

All concerned authorities are advised to remain ALERT during the coming week.

(Muhammad Irfan Virk)
Deputy Director
NWFC, Islamabad


Date: January 11, 2017
Time: 1500 PST

Press Release

More rain/snowfall predicted in the country

Rain/snowfall also expected in Balochistan

Met. Office informed that another active westerly wave is likely to enter in the country through Balochistan on Friday Under the influence of this weather system,

Balochistan:

Rain with snowfall over the hills is expected at a number of places in Balochistan from Friday to Sunday.

Sindh:

Rain-thunderstorm is expected at isolated places in Sindh during Friday to Saturday.

KP/FATA:

Rain-thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills is expected at scattered places in KP, FATA from Saturday to Wednesday

Punjab/Islamabad:

Rain-thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills is expected at scattered places in upper Punjab from Sunday to Wednesday. Rain is also expected at isolated places in southern Punjab on Saturday/Sunday.

GB/Kashmir:

Rain-thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills is expected at scattered places in Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from Saturday to Wednesday.

 

(Muhammad Irfan Virk)
Deputy Director
NWFC, Islamabad


Date: January 08 2017
Time:
1630 PST

Press Release

Cold wave conditions in the country likely to continue in next 3-4 days

       Office informed that the wet spell of rain/snowfall over upper parts of the country has subsided. Due to recent heavy snowfall over the hills of northern areas, upper KP, Galliyat and Kashmir, cold wave has grip most parts of the country.

  • The night temperatures in most parts of the northern areas, upper KP, Murree, Kashmir and north Balochistan have fallen below zero point.

  • The current cold wave conditions are likely to prevail in most parts of the country during next 3-4 days. The night temperature in most parts of the country may further fall upto 04°C.

  • Some of the plain areas of KP and Punjab may experience frost during the period.

  • Due to cold air, the night temperature in Karachi and coastal areas are also expected to fall during next 2-3 days.

Lowest minimum temperature recorded on Sunday

Skardu -12°C, Quetta -10°C, Kalat -09 °C, Kalam -08°C, Dalbandin, Gupis -06°C, Parachinar, Astore -05°C, Malamjabba, Hunza, Murree, Rawalakot -04°C, Bagrote, Dir -03 °C, Gilgit, Kakul, Drosh -02°C, Zhob -01°C, Risalpur, Chitral 00°C.

 

 

       --sd--      

Spokesman


Date: January 02 2017
Time:
1300 PST

Press Release

Rain/Snowfall predicted in the country during the current week

Met. Office informed that a westerly wave is likely to approach upper parts of the country on Tuesday. Under the influence of this weather system, intermittent rain/thunderstorm and snowfall are expected over upper parts of the country from Tuesday to Saturday.

  • Scattered rain is expected over Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Lahore divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir

  • Isolated light rain/snowfall over the hills is expected over Quetta and Zhob divisions.

  • Light to moderate snowfall is also expected over the hills of Malakand, Hazara divisions, Galliyat, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.

Intermittent rain may trigger landslides in the mountainous areas of KP, GB and Kashmir

--sd--               

(Muhammad Irfan Virk)

                                                                                                                                                                                                     Deputy Director

                                                                                                                                                                                                     NWFC, Islamabad


 

Date: December 08, 2016
Time:
1200 PST

Press Release

Rain/Snowfall predicted in upper parts of the country on this weekend

Met-Office predicted rain with snowfall over the hills in upper parts of the country during the weekend.

Met-Office informed that a westerly wave is likely to enter in Pakistan on Saturday. Under the influence of this weather system;

  • Rain with snowfall over the hills is expected at scattered places in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from Saturday (evening/night) to Monday.

  • Rain-thunderstorm is expected at isolated places in Quetta, Zhob divisions, Islamabad and upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Lahore, Faisalabad divisions) on Saturday/Sunday. Light rain/drizzle is also expected along Sindh-Makran coast during the period.

 

--sd--               

(Muhammad Irfan Virk)

                                                                                                                                                                                                     Deputy Director

                                                                                                                                                                                                     NWFC, Islamabad


Date: November 02, 2016
Time:
1600 PST

Press Release

SMOG Advisory

Due to stable atmospheric conditions, smoggy conditions are likely to persist. A shallow westerly wave will produce light to moderate rain in northeast Punjab & upper KP and snow over mountains bringing little relief. Less than average rainfall is expected in November-December, therefore smog, fog and mist will remain prevalent phenomena. Higher concentration of smog is expected in urban areas.
Smog containing the pollutants may cause eye/throat irritations as well as difficulty in breathing. Public may exercise precautionary measures.

 

Spokesman


Date: October 08, 2016
Time: 1200 PST

 

Press Release

Media Report about Earthquake

 

Met office  informed that it is not possible to predict the date and time of earthquake in advance and no such press release/ warning  has been issued by Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD). The news appearing in daily UMAT, Karachi edition for destructive earthquake in October has not been issued by PMD.  

 

Spokesman


 













Date: April 26, 2016
Time: 1000 PST

Weather advisory                                

 

 Today the maximum temperature of Karachi with in the range of 35 to 37 °C

   No heat wave threat for next seven days.

  

  


Date: April 25, 2016
Time: 1000 PST

Weather advisory                                  Today's (25-04-2016) Heat Alert:

Warning:             Moderate heat wave condition is likely to prevail in Karachi today

                                          Expected range:

                                                                     Day  temperature :           37 to 39 °C

                                                                     Humidity (afternoon) :     35-40%

                                                                     Wind direction :               Westerly/Southwesterly

                                                                     Wind Speed:                     10-15 km/hour

                  Cloudiness:                      Mostly clear skies, few clouds in the evening.

                                         Precautionary Measures:

                                                                     (1) Minimum exposure in the sun.

                                                                      (2) Maximum use of water.

                                                                      (3) Try to stay under shed during the day time.

                                   Spokesman  


Date: April 20, 2016
Time: 1600 PST

Press Release

 

Hot Weather Likely to Prevail in Karachi from 22nd April to 25th April

Due to a high pressure cell, the winds will take turn from southwesterly to northwesterly gradually which will bring hot and dry air mass to Karachi and other coastal areas cutting the sea breeze. Day temperatures will gradually increase on Friday from 38C to 40C on Sunday and then it will start decreasing attaining the normal level on Wednesday. Winds will start blowing from the sea restoring the sea breeze.

 

 

Spokesman  


Date: April 14, 2016
Time: 1400 PST

Weather Forecast for Coming Days

DAY

WEATHER FORECAST

SATURDAY

16-04-2016

Hot & dry weather is expected in most parts of the country during the day time .However rain-dust-thunderstorm is expected at scattered places in upper KP (Malakand, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat, Hazara divisions), FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir. While at isolated places in Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha D.G.Khan, Multan, Bahawalpur divisions), Quetta, Zhob, Sibbi, D.I khan, Sukkur, divisions and Islamabad during evening/night.

SUNDAY

17-04-2016

Rain thunderstorm with gusty winds is expected at scattered places of FATA, KP, Islamabad, upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Lahore and Faisalabad divisions), Gilgit- Baltistan and Kashmir, while at isolated places in North east Balochistan (Quetta, Zhob, Sibbi divisions), Sukkur division, south Punjab (D.G.Khan, Multan, Bahawalpur, Sahiwal divisions).

MONDAY

18-04-2016

Rain/thunderstorm with  gusty winds is expected at scattered places of FATA, upper KP (Malakand, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat, Hazara divisions), Gilgit- Baltistan and Kashmir, while at isolated places in upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha divisions) and Islamabad.

TUESDAY

19-04-2016

Rain-thunderstorm is expected at isolated places in Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Quetta, Zhob, Sibbi, divisions, Upper FATA, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

WEDNESDAY

20-04-2016

Rain-thunderstorm is expected at isolated places in Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Zhob divisions, Upper FATA, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Note : Due to scattered rain-thunderstorm, there is risk of more landslides in Malakand, Hazara divisions, Gilgit- Baltistan  and Kashmir during Sunday to Wednesday.

 

Spokesman         


Date: April 13, 2016
Time: 1400 PST

 

Rains predicted in the country during Saturday to Monday

Met. Office predicted scattered rain-thunderstorm in the country during Saturday to Monday. Met. Office informs that a fresh westerly wave is likely to enter in Pakistan on Saturday (evening). Under the influence of this weather system:

·         Rain-thunderstorm (with gusty winds) is expected at scattered place in FATA, KP (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat, Bannu and D.I khan divisions), upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Faisalabad and Sargodha divisions), Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during Saturday (evening) to Monday.

·         Rain-dust-thunderstorm is also expected at isolated places in Sibbi, Bahawalpur, D.G.Khan, Multan, Lahore Sahiwal & Sukkur divisions on Saturday/Sunday.

Note : Due to scattered rain-thunderstorm, there is risk of more landslides in Malakand, Hazara divisions, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during Sunday/Monday.

 

 

Spokesman         

 


Date: April 6, 2016
Time: 1400 PST

Weather Advisory

More Rains predicted in the country during Saturday to Monday

Met. Office predicted scattered rains in the country from Saturday to Monday. Met. Office informs that westerly wave is likely to enter in Pakistan on Friday (evening). Under the influence of this weather system:

·        Rain-thunderstorm is expected at scattered place in Northeast Balochistan (Quetta, Zhob, Kalat, Sibbi, Naseerabad divisions) during Friday (evening) to Sunday.

·        Rain-thunderstorm associated with gusty winds is expected at scattered place in FATA, upper KP (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat, Bannu divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir from  Friday (night) to Monday. Islamabad and upper Punjab (Sargodha, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala divisions) during Saturday to Monday.

·         Rain-thunderstorm is also expected at isolated place in D.I.Khan, D.G.Khan, Multan, Faisalabad, Lahore & Sahiwal divisions during Saturday/ Sunday.

 

Note: More rains may trigger further Landslides in Malakand, Hazara divisions, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during Sunday / Monday

 

 

(Muhammad Farooq)

Meteorologist

NWFC, Islamabad

 


Date: March 30, 2016
Time: 1400 PST

Weather Advisory

 

Rains predicted during Friday to Sunday

 

Met Office predicted rains/ thundershowers with snowfall over high mountains of the country during Friday to Sunday.Spokesman of Met Office informed that a westerly wave, presently producing rains over Iran & Afghanistan, is likely to enter in Pakistan on Friday. Under the influence of this weather system;

 

·         Widespread rain/thundershowers (with isolated heavy falls) and snowfall over the high mountains expected in Malakand, Hazara divisions , GilgitBaltistan & Kashmir on Friday evening to Sunday. Heavy downpours may trigger landslides in the vulnerable areas of Upper KP, GB & AJK.

·         Scattered rain/thunderstorm expected in Islamabad, FATA, KP (Mardan, Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu & D.I.Khan divisions) and Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala divisions) during Friday evening to Sunday.

·         Isolated rain/thunderstorm in NE Balochistan (Quetta, Zhob, Kalat & Sibbi divisions) during Thursday evening to Saturday. Rain/dust-thundershowers also expected at a few places of D.G.Khan, Multan, Faisalabad, sahiwal & Lahore divisions on Saturday/Sunday.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      

(Muhammad Farooq)

Meteorologist

NWFC, Islamabad

 


Date: March 8, 2016
Time: 1500 PST

Weather Advisory

Widespread Rains predicted in the country during coming 7 Days

DAY

WEATHER OUTLOOK

WEDNESDAY

09-03-2016

  •        Scattered rain-thundershower is expected in Balochistan

  •        Isolated rain-thundershower in lower KP (Bannu & D.I Khan divisions), south Punjab (Bahawalpur, Multan & D.G Khan divisions) and upper Sindh (Sukkur & Larkana divisions)

THURSDAY

10-03-2016

  •      Widespread rain-thundershower is expected in Balochistan. Isolated heavy falls expected in Quetta, Zhob, Kalat, Sibbi and Naseerabad divisions.

  •      Scattered rain-thundershower in lower KP (Bannu & D.I Khan divisions), south Punjab (Bahawalpur, Multan & D.G Khan divisions), FATA and upper Sindh (Sukkur & Larkana divisions).

  •      Isolated rain-thundershower in upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha & Gujranwala divisions), upper KP (Peshawar, Kohat, Mardan, Hazara & Malakand divisions) and lower Sindh (Karachi & Hyderabad divisions)

FRIDAY

11-03-2016

  •     Widespread rain-thundershower is expected in Balochistan, KP, FATA, upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Lahore, Sahiwal & Gujranwala divisions), Islamabad and Kashmir. Isolated heavy falls expected in Quetta, Zhob, Kalat, Sibbi, Naseerabad, Hazara divisions and Kashmir.

  •       Scattered rain-thundershower in Sindh, south Punjab (Bahawalpur, Multan & D.G Khan divisions) and Gilgit-Baltistan.

SATURDAY

12-03-2016

  •       Widespread rain-thundershower is expected KP, FATA, upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Lahore, Sahiwal & Gujranwala divisions), Islamabad and Kashmir. Scattered heavy falls expected in Peshawar, Hazara, Mardan, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala divisions, Islamabad and Kashmir.

  •       Scattered rain-thundershower in Balochistan.

  •       Isolated rain-thundershower in Sindh, south Punjab (Bahawalpur, Multan & D.G Khan divisions) and Gilgit-Baltistan.

SUNDAY

13-03-2016

  •       Widespread rain-thundershower is expected upper KP (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat, Mardan divisions), FATA, upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Lahore & Gujranwala divisions), Islamabad and Kashmir. Scattered heavy falls expected in Peshawar, Hazara, Mardan, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala divisions, Islamabad and Kashmir

  •       Scattered rain-thundershower in lower KP (Bannu & D.I Khan divisions)

  •       Isolated rain-thundershower in northeast Balochistan (Zhob, Quetta, Sibbi & Naseerabad divisions, Sindh and south Punjab  (Bahawalpur, Multan & D.G Khan divisions)

MONDAY

14-03-2016

  •       Scattered rain-thundershower in upper KP (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat, Mardan divisions), FATA, upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Lahore & Gujranwala divisions), Islamabad, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan

  •       Rain/Thundershower will be accompanied by strong gusty winds of 50-60 knots and isolated hailstorm in Balochistan, KP and Punjab. Rain/Thundershower will be accompanied by dust-storm of 50-60 knots in Sindh.

  •       Heavy downpours may generate urban flooding in major cities and flash flooding in the vulnerable areas of Balochistan, KP, FATA, DG Khan, Rawalpindi divisions and Kashmir.

  •      The fishermen of Balochistan carrying small boats are advised to remain careful during next two days (Wednesday and Thursday).

NOTE: All concerned authorities are advised to remain ALERT about the unusual weather conditions in Balochistan, KP & Punjab during next 7 days.

 

DG S

 

 

 

 


Date: March 2, 2016
Time: 1500 PST

Weather Advisory

Heavy Rains resulting Flash Floods in Balochistan

Met. Office predicted widespread rains with isolated heavy thundershowers in Balochistan in coming days, triggering flash flooding in the vulnerable areas of the province.

Met. Office informed that most parts of Balochistan are likely to remain in the grip of an active weather system (a low pressure area, located over SE Iran), during next two days that will produce widespread rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy falls in Makran, Kalat, Naseerabad, Sibbi and Quetta divisions on Thursday and Friday. Heavy rains may trigger flash flooding in the vulnerable districts (Kech, Panjgur, Awaran, Khuzdar, Kalat, Bolan, Jhal Magsi, Sibbi, Harnai, Kohlu, Loralai and Quetta) during the period.

Another low pressure area is very likely to develop over the same areas of southern Iran during the coming week that will produce more rains of same intensity in Balochistan during mid of next week, recurring flash flooding in the vulnerable districts of the province.

All concerned authorities are advised to remain ALERT about the unusual weather conditions in Balochistan during next 10 days.

 

(Muhammad Farooq)

Meteorologist

NWFC, Islamabad


Date: February 28, 2016
Time: 1600 PST

Press Release

Rains predicted in the country during coming week

Met-Office predicted rain/thunderstorm at a number of places in Balochistan and at scattered places of Punjab, KP and GB-Kashmir during the coming week.

Met-Office informed that a westerly wave is likely to enter in Balochistan in next 48 hrs that will produce rain/thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds at a number of places of the province during Tuesday to Thursday. Some northern and central parts of the province (Quetta, Sibbi & Kalat divisions) may receive isolated heavy falls during the period.

This same weather system is likely to grip upper parts of the country causing scattered rain/thunderstorm with isolated hailstorms over Islamabad, KP, FATA, Punjab and Kashmir on Friday/Saturday. Isolated rain/thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds is also expected over upper Sindh (Sukkur & Larkana divisions) on Wednesday/Thursday and there are few chances (20%) of dust-thunderstorm/rain in Karachi & Hyderabad divisions on Tuesday/Wednesday.

 

(Spokesman)


Islamabad,   25th February 2016

PRESS RELEASE 

Outlook of Pollen Season 2016

First spring rain likely during first week of March which will kick start the pollen season in twin cities

 

Harsh winter is over and spring has set in. Day and night temperatures are gradually picking up their normal rhythm giving rise to sprouting, flowering and fruit-setting in the territorial domain of the capital including Rawalpindi. Rain is expected from 1-3 March in Islamabad and Rawalpindi followed by the clear skies. The pollen concentration will increase gradually with temperature and attain its peak around mid March. Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has installed pollen monitoring devices for spring season in E, F, G and H sectors of Islamabad. Pollen monitoring section of PMD monitors eight types of pollens i.e. Paper Mulberry, Pine, Dandelion, Cannabis, Acacia, Alternaria, Eucalyptus and Grasses. The Paper Mulberry is the most abundant among all and its concentration touches the extreme limits of about 40,000 per cubic meter of air at the peak of blossom season. People suffering from respiratory diseases experience serious problems due to sharp increase in pollen concentrations. During March, four spells of rain associated with strong winds are expected each spanning over 2-3 days. Under rainy and windy conditions, pollen concentration in air will fall temporarily. PMD will continue issuing warnings/advisories related to pollen and weather till the end of the season in mid April. The information about pollen concentration in different sectors of Islamabad will be made available on daily basis to the TV channels, Radio and Newspapers. At the same time, it will be regularly uploaded on PMD website: www.pmd.gov.pk. Public may contact at following phone numbers for related information; 051-9250369051-9250364051-9250363 and 051-9250334 or email at pollen@pmd.gov.pk for queries regarding pollen count.

 

                                                                               

Spokesperson


Date: February 11, 2016
Time: 1600 PST

Press Release

Good Rain/Snowfall occurred upper parts of the country

  • Good Rain/thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills occurred at scattered places in upper KP, North Punjab, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.
  • Margalla Hills of Islamabad  also received scattered snowfall after 5 years.

Significant rain/Snowfall during last 24 hours:

  • Rain:- Dir 98,Islamabad (Saidpur= 65, Zero Point=64, Golra =48, Bokra =46), Malamjabba= 58, Rawalpindi (Chaklala=52, Shamsabad= 30mm), Saidu Sharif, Muzaffarabad= 47, Balakot , Rawalkot, Lower Dir , Gariduppata =36, Kakul= 35, Kotli= 31, Murree= 30, Pattan= 29, Peshawar city =24, Kohat, Parachinar= 20mm.
  • Snowfall:- Malamjabba , Babusar Top= 3 ft, Gallyat, Kaghan, Naran =2 ft, Murree=1 ft

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                              (Spokesman)


Date: February 03, 2016
Time: 1600 PST

Press Release

Rain/Snowfall during weekend & mid-week
 

Met-Office predicted light to moderate rain and snowfall at the weekend followed by another westerly wave likely to produce more rain /snowfall from the middle of next week in the country.

·         Isolated rain with snowfall over the hills in Malakand, Hazara, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore,  Quetta,  Kalat divisions, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during the weekend.

·         Scattered rain with snowfall over the hills in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Punjab, Balochistan, Islamabad, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during Tuesday to Thursday

·         Expected amount of rainfall over Potohar plateau and rainfed areas of KP is enough to satisfy the water requirement of wheat, grams and pulses. Supplementary irrigation is not required at this stage.

 

                                                                                        (Spokesman)


 

Date: Jan 25, 2016

Time: 1400 PST

Press Release

Rains/Snow predicted during the current week

Dense Fog likely to subside in Potohar Region

 

Met-Office predicted rain with snowfall over the hills during the current week and the dense fog is likely to diminish in upper parts of the country, particularly in Potohar Region, after the rain.

Met-Office informed that a westerly wave is likely to enter in upper parts of the country in next couple of days that will produce isolated light rain and snowfall over the hills of Malakand, Hazara divisions, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.

Another active westerly wave that will grip western and upper parts of the country on Thursday is likely to produce good rain with snowfall over the hills on Thursday and Friday. Under the influence of this weather system, scattered rain with snowfall over the hills is expected in Islamabad, North Balochistan (Quetta, Kalat, Zhob & Sibbi divisions), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), FATA, Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Lahore, Faisalabad and Sahiwal divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir on Thursday and Friday. Isolated light rain is also expected in southern Punjab (DG Khan, Multan, Bahawalpur divisions) during the period.

Heavy snowfall is very likely to occur over the hills of Murree, Galliyat and Neelam Valley (AJK) from Thursday evening to Friday night.

The rain-fed areas of Punjab and KP may receive good rain that will be very beneficial for the standing wheat crop.

 

 

--sd--              

     (Muhammad Farooq)

                                                                                                                                                                                                       Meteorologist


Date: Jan. 02 , 2016
                                                                                                            Time: 1400 PST

Press Release

Rain/Snowfall predicted on Sunday/Monday

 

Met-Office predicted scattered rain with snowfall over the hills on Sunday/Monday.

Met-Office informed that a westerly wave is likely to grip western and upper parts of the country on Sunday afternoon. Under the influence of this weather system, scattered rain with snowfall over the hills is expected in Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), FATA, Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha and Gujranwala divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from Sunday afternoon to Monday. While isolated rain is also expected in Quetta and Zhob divisions during the period. The rain-fed areas of Punjab and KP may receive scattered rain of light to moderate intensity that will be very beneficial for the standing wheat crop.

 

                        

(Spokesman)


Date: Dec. 08 , 2015
                                                                                                            Time: 1400 PST

Press Release

Rain/Snowfall predicted in next couple of days

Dense Fog expected in most plain areas of the country from coming weekend

Met-Office predicted scattered rain with snowfall over the hills from Wednesday evening to Friday morning.

Met-Office informed that a westerly wave is likely to grip western and upper parts of the country on Wednesday evening. Under the influence of this weather system, scattered rain with snowfall over the hills is expected in Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), FATA, Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha and Gujranwala divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir. While isolated rain is also expected in Quetta and Zhob divisions during the period. The rain-fed areas of Punjab and KP may receive scattered rain of light to moderate intensity that will be very beneficial for the standing wheat crop.

Spokesman further informed that after this wet-spell, the low temperatures and high ground moisture will generate dense fog in the plain areas of Punjab, Peshawar valley and Sukkur division during the coming weekend. The dense foggy conditions would continue in the plain areas, particularly in Punjab, during next 3 to 4 weeks, affecting land and air traffic.

 

                                    --sd--              

     (Muhammad Farooq)

                                                                                                                                                                                                       Meteorologist  


Date: Nov. 15 , 2015
                                                                                                            Time: 1500 PST

Press Release

 Dry weather is likely to prevail in the country during next week

Met office informed that recent westerly rain systems have crossed Pakistan after producing rain and snow in different parts of Balochistan, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir. No strong weather system is likely to enter in Pakistan during next week; therefore generally dry weather will prevail. Due to clear skies day temperatures will increase by 30C to 40C and nights will remain very cold.

Farmer’s weather

 In Barani areas of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa lots of moisture is available in top soils due to recent rains, therefore farmers may rush to plant their Rabi crop as dry weather is expected for one week.

Weather for Earthquake affected areas

In earthquake affected areas weather will remain dry during next week. Days will be sunny and warmer. People can avail this fine weather opportunity to reconstruct/repair their houses before next spell of rain/snow which is likely to reach the country at the end of November.

 

                  (SPOKESMAN)


 

Date: Nov. 06 , 2015
                                                                                                            Time: 1500 PST

Press Release

More Rain/Snow predicted during the coming Week

 Rain/snow also expected in Earthquake Effected Areas

Met- Office predicted more rain with snowfall over the hills in upper and western parts of the country during the coming week.

Spokesman of Met-Office informed that another westerly wave is heading towards Pakistan that will grip fully most of the upper and western parts of the country during mid of next week. Under the influence of this weather system;

  • Rain of light intensity with snowfall over the hills is expected at a few places of Malakand, Hazara, Mardan, Kohat, Peshawar, Zhob, Quetta, Rawalpindi divisions, Islamabad, Upper FATA (Bajaur, Mohmand, Khyber & Kurram Agencies), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir on Monday/Tuesday.

  • Rain/snowfall over the hills of moderate intensity (with isolated heavy falls over FATA & Upper KP) is expected at scattered places of KP (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat, Bannu, D.I.Khan divisions), North Balochistan (Quetta, Zhob, Sibbi divisions), Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad divisions), Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during Wednesday to Friday.

      Earthquake effected areas of KP and GB will receive intermittent rain/snow during next week.

     (Spokesman)


Date: Nov. 03 , 2015
                                                                                                            Time: 1500 PST

 

Weather Outlook for November 2015

3-4 spells of winter rains predicted during Current month

Met Office informed that according to the prevailing climatic trend, November will be wetter than normal due to the Southward track of westerly waves, the ongoing spell of rain/snow will continue for couple of days lowering the Temperatures by 02 to 03°C. Afterwards, three spells of rain/snow are expected in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), North Punjab, Islamabad, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) & Kashmir and two spells in Northeast Balochistan during this month.

·         The current spell is likely to produce scattered rain with snowfall over the hills of Upper KP, FATA, North Punjab, Islamabad, GB and Kashmir during next 24 hours.

·         Second spell of light intensity is expected at isolated places of upper KP, North Punjab, Islamabad, GB, and Kashmir during second week of this month.

·         Two spells are predicted over the same areas during second fortnight of the current month.

 

     (Spokesman)


Date: Oct. 30 , 2015
                                                                                                            Time: 1500 PST

Press Release

Rain predicted over upper parts of the country during next Week

Rain/Snow also expected in Earthquake effected areas

Met Office predicted more rain with snowfall over the hills over upper parts, particularly in earthquake effected areas of the country during coming week.

Spokesman of Met-Office informed that a westerly wave is heading towards Pakistan and it is likely to approach upper parts of the country on Sunday evening. Under the influence of this weather system rain/thunderstorm is expected at scattered places of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir and at isolated places of Zhob, Quetta, Rawalpindi, Sargodha divisions and Islamabad during Monday to Wednesday. Snowfall is also expected over the hills of Malakand, Hazara divisions, GB and Kashmir during the period. 

     (Spokesman)

 


Date: Oct. 25 , 2015
                                                                                                            Time: 1400 PST

Press Release

Present weather spell likely to continue for couple of days over upper parts of the country.

Met office predicted more rain-thunderstorm/snowfall over KPK, Punjab, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan during next couple of days.  

Spokesman of Met-Office informed that the present spell is  likely to end in couple of days producing good rain over agricultural plains of Punjab , KPK   Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and north-east Balochistan. The farmers of these areas should prepare their land for Rabi Season after the end of this spell, as sufficient moisture will be available in the soil for seeds germination.

Rain-thunderstorm is expected at scattered places in Islamabad, upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad, divisions) upper KP (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat, Mardan, divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir, while at isolated places in D.G.Khan, Multan, Sahiwal , Bahawalpur,  Zhob divisions during next two days. Snowfall is also expected over the hills of Malakand, Hazara divisions, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during the period.

 

     (Spokesman)

                                                                                                                                                                            


Date: Oct 21, 2015
                                                                                                            Time: 1700 PST

Press Release

More Rains predicted from coming weekend

Met-Office predicted more rains accompanied by gusty winds and thunderstorm at scattered places of upper and some central parts of the country from coming weekend.

Spokesman of Met-Office informed that another weather system of westerly wave is likely to approach upper parts of the country on Friday evening/night that would produce scattered rain/thunderstorm in KP (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat, Mardan, Bannu, DI Khan divisions), FATA, Islamabad, Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad divisions), GB and Kashmir during Saturday to Monday and isolated rain/thunderstorm over southern parts of Punjab (Multan, DG Khan divisions) on Sunday/Monday.

Light snowfall is also expected over the hills of Malakand division, GB and Kashmir during the period. 

  

--sd--             

     (Imran Ahmad Siddiqi)

                                                                                                                                                                                                       Meteorologist


Date: Oct 16, 2015
                                                                                                            Time: 1500 PST

Press Release

More Rain predicted over upper parts of the country on Sunday/ Monday

Met Office predicted that a westerly wave is likely to approach upper parts of the country on Sunday that will produce rain-thunderstorm at scattered places in KP (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat, Mardan, Bannu and D.I.Khan divisions), Islamabad, Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Faisalabad and Lahore divisions), FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir on Sunday & Monday. Rain-thunderstorm is also expected at isolated places in D.G.Khan, Multan and Sahiwal divisions during the period.

Spokesman further informed that high mountains of Malakand division, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir may receive light snowfall on Monday.

 

--sd--                   

     (Muhammad Farooq)

                                                                                                                                                                                                       Meteorologist  


Date: Sep 22, 2015
                                                                                                            Time: 1600 PST

Press Release

More Rain predicted over upper parts of the country during next 24 hrs
Heavy rain expected in Kashmir

Met Office predicted more rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy falls over upper parts of the country during next 24 hrs.
Spokesman of Met-Office informed that the current weather system is likely to continue, producing more rains with isolated heavy falls in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Hazara divisions, Gilgit- Baltistan & Kashmir during next 24 hrs. Heavy downpours are predicted in the catchment areas of eastern rivers of Pakistan, generating flood situation in the rivers. Due to intermittent rains, there is risk of landslides along major roads of Hazara division & Kashmir. The probability of GLOF events is also high in vulnerable valleys of District Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan during next 24 hours.

The current spell is likely to subside after 24 to 36 Hours. Widespread rain with isolated heavy rainfall reported from the country during last 36 hrs. The chief amounts of reported rainfall are;

Bahawalnagar=110, Lahore=105, Okara=100, Bahawalpur=87, Sahiwal=84, Shorkot=66, Sialkot= 58, Faisalabad= 57, Mangla=46, Chhor=45, Mandi-Bahu-Din=43, Toba Tak Singh=42, Jhelum=40, Gujrat=40, Kotli & Kasur 38, Gujranwala=37, Parachinar=35, Murree=33, Sargodha=31, Rawalakot=28, Gari Dopatta=25.

 

Spokesman

Date: September 19, 2015
Time: 1600 PST

Press Release

Widespread Rains predicted during next 3 Days (Sunday – Tuesday)

Severe Heat Wave conditions will continue for another 2 days in Sindh

 

Met Office predicted widespread rain/thundershowers in the country during Sunday to Tuesday. Heavy to very heavy falls are also expected over upper Punjab & Kashmir on Monday and Tuesday.

Spokesman of Met-Office informed that a strong weather system (well marked low pressure area) located over Indian Gujrat is likely to move northwestward during next 24 hrs. After 24 hrs, this weather system is very likely to move northward (towards catchment areas of Pakistan rivers). A westerly wave is very likely to grip upper parts of the country over the next 3 days. Under these coupled meteorological conditions;

 

  • Scattered rain/dust-thundershowers expected in eastern Sindh (Sukkar, Ghotki, Mirpur Khas, Tharparkar, Umarkot & Khairpur districts.), Bahawalpur, Sahiwal, Gujranwala, Lahore divisions during next 36 hrs.
  • Widespread rain/dust-thundershowers with isolated heavy to very heavy falls expected in Sahiwal, Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi, Hazara divisions, Islamabad & Kashmir on Monday and Tuesday.
  • Scattered rain/dust-thundershowers also expected in Sargodha, Faisalabad, D.G.Khan, Multan, Malakand, Peshawar, Kohat, Mardan divisions, FATA and Gilgit-Baltistan on Monday and Tuesday.
  • Heavy downpours in the catchment areas may generate floods in Sutlej, Ravi, Chenab and Jhelum Rivers.
  • Rainfall of moderate intensity over the mountains of Gilgit-Baltistan may trigger GLOF (Glacier Lakes Outburst Floods) events in some of the vulnerable valleys resulting flash floods in the local rivers and streams of northern areas.
  • Severe Heat wave conditions will continue in Karachi and parts of Sindh on Sunday and Monday, and are likely to subside sometime on Tuesday.

 

Note: All concerned authorities are advised to take precautionary measures accordingly.

Spokesman


Date: September 16, 2015
Time: 1600 PST

Press Release

Scattered Rains Predicted in the country from coming weekend

Met-Office predicted scattered rain with thunderstorm in the country during Saturday to Tuesday.

Spokesman of Met-Office informed that a westerly wave is likely to enter upper parts of Pakistan during coming weekend and some post-monsoon currents are also expected to penetrate in south-eastern parts of the country during the same time.

Under the influence of these meteorological conditions, scattered rain with dust-thundershower is expected in KP (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat, Bannu, D.I.Khan divisions), FATA, Islamabad, Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Bahawalpur, Multan, D.G.Khan divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during Sunday to Tuesday. While scattered rain-thunderstorm is also expected in Eastern parts of Sindh (Mirpurkhas, Sukkur, Hyderabad divisions) during the Saturday to Monday.

Isolated heavy falls are also expected in Sukkur, Mirpurkhas and Bahawalpur divisions on Sunday/ Monday and Sahiwal, Lahore ,Gujranwala divisions and Kashmir on Monday/ Tuesday.

           

                --sd--                   

     (Muhammad Farooq)

Meteorologist       


Date: September 2, 2015
Time: 1800 PST

Press Release

Met Office Started 3-days Districts Based Forecast for Northern Areas

Pakistan Meteorological Department has started three days districts based forecast for Northern areas from Regional Met Office Gilgit. Regional Met Office Gilgit has recently been established by PMD to provide weather information services for the public, tourists, travelers and farmers of Northern areas. This three days weather forecast for Gilgit, Skardu, Hunza, Astore, Diamer, Ghizer, Ghanche districts will be issued on the regular bases from Met office Gilgit.

        

            (Spoksman)


Date: August 19, 2015
Time: 1500 PST

Weather Advisory

Rains predicted in coming 4-days (Fri-Mon)

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) predicted scattered rains with thundershowers over upper parts of the country during Friday to Monday.

Spokesman of PMD informed that monsoon currents will start to penetrate over upper parts of the country from Thursday and a westerly wave is also likely to grip the same areas on Friday evening. Under the influence of these meteorological conditions, scattered rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy falls are expected in KP, upper Punjab, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during Friday to Monday.
Due to interaction of monsoon currents and westerly wave, isolated areas of Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan Divisions and the catchment areas of major rivers may receive heavy at times very heavy falls during Friday night to Sunday.

The prevailing high temperatures in northern areas with combination of rainfall may trigger GLOF/ flash flood events in Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral resulting high flows in the local rivers and streams of northern areas.

All concerned authorities are advised to remain alert during the period.

 

--sd--                   

     (Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director(Forecasting)


Date: August 07, 2015
Time: 1600 PST

Press Release

Hot and Humid Conditions Predicted in the Country during next 3 Days

Pakistan Meteorological Department informed that weak monsoon condition may cause hot and humid weather in the country during next three days;however, some isolated rain thundershowers are likely to continue in upper parts (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Hazara, Malakand divisions and Kashmir) during the period.

 

Scattered rains are predicted in the upper parts and some central parts of the country during the coming week.

 

--sd--                   

     (Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director(Forecasting)


Date: July 30, 2015
Time: 1600 PST

Press Release

More Rains predicted in upper parts of the country during Saturday-Monday
(Risk of Flash Flooding in Local Rivers of Northern Areas)

Met Office predicted that Well-marked low pressure area over North Rajasthan (India) is weakening gradually; however it will produce more rains in southern Punjab and adjoining areas during next 2 days. Under the influence of this weather system more monsoon currents will penetrate in upper parts of the country in coming days. A westerly wave is also likely to approach northern areas of the country during the weekend. Scattered rain/thundershowers are expected in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir during Saturday to Monday with isolated heavy falls in Malakand, Hazara, Mardan, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala and Lahore divisions, Upper FATA and Kashmir.

The clear sky conditions and high temperatures of northern areas during next two days have a potential to produce more glacier-melt during the weekend. Rainfall over the glaciers may trigger the melt rate, causing more flash floods in the local rivers and streams of the northern areas (Gilgit-Baltistan and Malakand Division including Chitral) during the weekend.

There is an increased risk of Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) in Gilgit-Baltistan and District Chitral during the period.

Local communities are advised to remain alert and concerned authorities to take precautionary measures.

--sd--                   

     (Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director(Forecasting)


Date: July 24, 2015
Time: 1600 PST

Press Release

Widespread Rains predicted in the country during Sunday to Thursday

Strong Monsoon Currents are likely to penetrate in upper parts of Pakistan during next 3-4 days that may interact with westerly wave over upper Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (Malaknd, Hazara, Mardan, and Peshawar divisions), Upper FATA (Baujor, Mahmond, Khyber, Orakzai and Kurram Agencies), Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala and Lahore divisions),Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan from Sunday to Tuesday. Widespread rains with scattered heavy at times very heavy falls over the areas are expected during the period.

Strong Monsoon Currents are likely to penetrate in southern parts of the country from Monday to Thursday. Widespread rains with scattered heavy at times very heavy falls in Sindh (Sukkar, Larkana, Karachi, Hyderabad and Mirpur Khas divisions), Southern Punjab (D.G.Khan, Multan and Bahawalpur divisions), Eastern Balochistan(Zhob, Sibbi and Nasirabad divisons) and Southern KP (D.I. Khan division) during Monday to Thursday.

Note
Heavy rains may generate flash flooding and urban flooding in the vulnerable area, and therefore, all concerned authorities are requested to take precautionary measures accordingly.

--sd--                   

     (Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director(Forecasting)


Date: July 22, 2015/1500 PST

Press Release

Widespread Rains predicted in the country during Next 5 Days
(Heavy Rains expected in Sindh including Karachi)

Met-Office predicted widespread rains in the country in next 5 days (Thursday-Monday) such as;

Sindh:  Widespread rain/thundershower (with scattered heavy to very heavy falls in Lower Sindh including Karachi, Hyderabad and Mirpur Khas Divisions) expected in the province during Thursday to Monday. Heavy falls may generate urban flooding in Karachi, Hyderabad and other major cities.

Balochistan: Scattered rain/thundershower (with isolated heavy falls in Zhob, Sibbi, Nasirabad, Kalat and Makran Divisions) expected in the province during Thursday to Monday. Heavy falls would generate flash flooding in the local rivers and nullahs of the province during the period.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Scattered rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy falls expected in the province during Thursday to Monday. Heavy falls would generate flash flooding in the local rivers and nullahs of the province during the period. Heavy rains may cause landslides in Malakand and Hazara divisions.

Punjab: Scattered rain/thundershowers (with isolated heavy falls in Gujranwala, Lahore, Rawalpindi, D.G.Khan and Bahawalpur divisions) expected in the province during Thursday to Monday. Heavy falls may generate flash flooding in the hill torrents of DG Khan Division and in the local nullahs of Rawalpindi and Gujranwala divisions.

Kashmir: Scattered rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy falls expected in Kashmir during Thursday to Monday. The heavy falls may trigger landslides in the vulnerable areas.

Gilgit-Baltistan: Scattered rain/thundershowers expected in Gilgit-Baltistan during Thursday to Monday.

Coastal Areas: Due to heavy rains in Lower Sindh, the sea conditions likely to remain rough to very rough along Sindh Makran coast during Thursday to Mondayand the fishermen are advised to remain careful during the period.

NOTE: Monsoon would remain in its active phase during coming days, and all concerned authorities are advised to remain alert with all precautionary measures.

--sd--            

    (Dr. Ghulam Rasul)

Director General


Date: July 14, 2015/1400 PST

Press Release                                                                                      

More Monsoon Rains Predicted in the Country from Friday to Tuesday

(Rains also expected during Eid days)

Met-Office predicted widespread rain-thundershowers in Kashmir, Islamabad, upper Punjab (Gujranwala, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Sahiwal divisions), Malakand, Mardan, Hazara, Kohat and Peshawar divisions from Friday to Tuesday, while scattered rain-thundershowers in Multan, D.G Khan, Bahawalpur, D.I Khan, Bannu divisions, FATA, northeastern Balochistan (Sibi, Zhob, Kalat, Nasirabad divisions) and Gilgit-Baltistan during Saturday to Tuesday. Isolated rain-thundershowers are also expected in Sindh (Sukkur, Larkana, Mirpurkhas divisions) during Sunday to Tuesday.

Met-Office further informed that scattered heavy to very heavy falls are also expected in Kashmir, Islamabad/ Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Peshawar, Kohat and Hazara divisions during Friday to Sunday.

Monsoon heavy falls may generate flash flooding in the local streams, ravines & nullahs of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab during Saturday to Tuesday. Due to frequent rains in Kashmir the risk of landslides, particularly along the major roads will be high during the period.

All the concerned authorities are advised to take precautionary measures accordingly.

--sd--                   

     (Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director, NWFC


 

Date: July 10, 2015/1100 PST

Press Release                                                                                      

More Monsoon Rains Predicted in the Country during next 48 hours

Met-Office predicted more widespread rain-thundershowers in Islamabad, Punjab, Kashmir, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, while at scattered places in parts of Balochistan (Sibbi, Zhob, Kalat, Nasirabad divisions) and upper Sindh (Sukkur, Larkana divisions) on Saturday/Sunday.

Met-Office further informed that scattered heavy falls are also expected in Kashmir, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore and Hazara divisions during the period.

 

--sd--                   

     (Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director, NWFC


Date: July 6, 2015/1500 PST

Press Release                                                                                      

Heavy Rains Predicted in Upper Punjab  during next 48 hours

Met-Office predicted widespread rain-thundershower (with scattered heavy falls in Gujranwala, Sialkot, Norowal, Lahore, Sheikpura, Kasur, Okara districts) during next 48 hours. Heavy falls may generate urban flooding in Lahore, Gujranwala and Sialkot cities.

 

--sd--                   

     (Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director, NWFC


Date: July 3, 2015/1500 PST

Press Release                                                                                      

More Monsoon Rains Predicted from Coming Week

Met-Office predicted monsoon rains with thundershower over Islamabad, upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Lahore and Sahiwal divisions), Hazara division and Kashmir from Sunday (night)/Monday, while rain-thundershower with isolated heavy falls is expected in most parts of Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Kashmir from Tuesday to Friday.

Very hot and humid weather is expected in the plain areas of the country during the weekend (Saturday/Sunday).

 

--sd--                   

     (Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director, NWFC


Date: Jun 27, 2015/1900 PST

Press Release                                                                                      

No Severe Heat Expected in Pakistan during Coming Days

 

Met Office informed that there is no threat of another heat wave in Pakistan including Karachi. 

According to the climate of June, hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country in next few days. The maximum temperature is expected to be in the range of 45-47 0C in plain areas of South Punjab, Upper Sindh, Sibbi and Makran divisions. 

 Met Office further informed that one more spell of scattered rain/thundershowers is expected in upper parts of the country during the coming week.

 

 

--sd--                   

    (Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director, NWFC


Date: Jun 23, 2015/1800 PST

Press Release                                                                                      

Rain/Sea breeze brings more relief from Severe Heat Wave in Karachi

Rain at a few places of Sindh with inception of sea breeze will bring more relief in Karachi and adjoining areas on Wednesday. The unprecedented severe heat wave, killing hundreds in Karachi, is very likely to defuse soon because rain/thundershowers are expected in Lower Sindh in next 24 hrs. The sea breeze is also likely to onset on Wednesday evening that will be a pleasant inception of normal weather in Karachi and other parts of Lower Sindh.

Rain/TS is also predicted at scattered places of Punjab and Kashmir in next 24 hrs. 

Spokesman

 


  

 Date: Jun 18, 2015/1500 PST

Press Release                                                                                      

Pre-monsoon rains predicted from coming weekend (Sat/Sun)
(3/4 rains expected during first Ashra of Ramadan)

Met-Office predicted first spell of pre-monsoon rains over upper Punjab, Hazara Division, Lower Sindh and Kashmir from the coming weekend (Saturday/Sunday)

Spokesman of Met-Office informed that weak to moderate monsoon currents are likely to penetrate in upper & some south-eastern parts of Pakistan from Saturday/Sunday. Based on incursions of monsoon currents, the forecast for different areas is given below;

  • Three or four rains with dust-storm/thundershower expected at scattered places of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala & Lahore Divisions during Saturday evening/night to Thursday.
  • Three or four rains with thundershower expected at a number of places in Hazara division & Kashmir during Saturday to Thursday.
  • Two or three rains with dust/ thundershower expected at isolated places of Peshawar, Kohat, Mardan, Bannu, Faislabad, Sargodha, Sahiwal, during Sunday to Wednesday.,
  • One or two rains with dust/ thundershower expected at isolated places of D.I.Khan, Zhob, Sibbi, Multan, D.G. Khan and Bahawalpur Divisions during Monday to Thursday.
  • One or two rains with dust/ thundershower expected at isolated places of Mirpur Khas Division during Saturday to Tuesday.

 

 

--sd--                   
(Muhammad Farooq Dar)
Meteorologist


 Dated: June 4, 2015

Press Release

 

                                                                                                                          

Dr. Ghulam Rasul has taken the charge as DG Pakistan Meteorological Department

 

Dr. Ghulam Rasul has taken the charge as Director General (DG) of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) here on Thursday. On the occasion, Mr. Iftikhar Ahmed Mir, Senior Joint Secretary Aviation Division formally handed over the charge of New DG PMD to Dr. Ghulam Rasul in the presence of all Directors.
Dr. Ghulam Rasul is a well-known scientist and a researcher in the field of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate Change who has more than 100 publications and research articles in the National and International journals. He has a vast experience in the field of agro-meteorology, meteorology, glaciology and climatology. He was awarded by SAARC Young Scientists Award in 1993 and won Senior Scientist Research Award in 2007. He is also working as a Coordinator of Climate Services Group in WMO (World Meteorological Organization), Co-Chair of Asian Water Cycle Initiative (AWCI) of Global earth Observation Systems (GEOSS), Member of World Bank’s Abu Dhabi Dialogue for Indus Basin, Member of Integrated Research on Disaster Risk Reduction (IDRR) of UNISDR and Vice-Chair, Academic Committee of Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) on Climate and Weather.

Spokesman


Dated: June 1, 2015  

 Time: 1600 PST

Press Release                                                                                                                                                                                 

Unstable weather conditions predicted during current week

Met Office informed that unstable weather conditions in the country are likely to prevail during the current week. Due to unstable weather conditions caused by penetration of consistent north westerly flow of air, dust storm with isolated thundershowers predicated in the plain areas of the country from Tuesday afternoon to Thursday.

Dust storm with isolated thundershowers are predicted in DI Khan, D.G. Khan, Multan, Bahawalpur, Sahiwal, Lahore, Sukkur, Larkana, Mirpur Khas, Hyderabad during Tuesday afternoon to Thursday.

Isolated rain thundershowers are also expected in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Peshawar, Kohat, Malakand, Hazara, Zhob, Quetta, Sibi, Naseerabad divisions and Kashmir during the period.

         

--sd--                   

    (Muhammad Afzal)

Meteorologist, NWFC

 


Dated: May 15, 2015  

 Time: 1500 PST

Press Release                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

 

Rain-Thundershowers with Dust-Storm Predicted in Upper Parts of the Country from Weekend

Met Office predicted more rain-thundershowers with dust storms in upper parts of the country from the coming weekend.

Met Office informed that a westerly weather system is likely to enter upper parts of the country on Sunday and expected to prevail in upper and central parts till mid of the coming week. Under the influence of this weather system rain-thundershowers with dust storms are predicted at scattered places in Islamabad, FATA, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat, Mardan, Bannu and D.I. Khan divisions), Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi,Sargodha,Faisalabad,Gujranwala and Lahore divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from Sunday(evening/night) to Wednesday while at isolated places in Quetta, Zhob, D.G.Khan, Multan and Sahiwal divisions on Tuesday/Wednesday.

The farmers of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA are advised to take necessary precautionary measures during the period.

 

 

--sd--                   

    (Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director, NWFC


Dated: May 08, 2015

Time: 1500 PST

Press Release

 

Scattered Rain-Thundershowers with Dust-Storms Predicted during coming 4-5 days

 

Met Office predicted scattered rain-thundershowers with dust storms in the country during next 4-5 days.

Met Office informed that a westerly weather system is likely to enter the country on Saturday and expected to prevail in the country till mid of the coming week. Under the influence of this weather system rain-thundershowers  associated with dust-storms are predicted in Islamabad, Punjab (Multan, D.G. Khan, Bahawalpur, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Sahiwal and Lahore divisions), FATA, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Peshawar, Kohat, Malakand, Mardan, Hazara, D I Khan and Bannu divisions), Balochistan (Quetta, Zhob, Kallat, Sibbi and Nasirabad divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from Saturday to Wednesday with occasional gaps. Dust-thundershowers are also expected at isolated places in Sindh (Mirpur Khas, Sukkur and Larkana divisions) on Saturday and again on Monday/Tuesday.

The farmers of Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and FATA are advised to take necessary precautionary measures for harvesting wheat crop during the period.

 

                                                                                                                        

--sd--                   

    (Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director, NWFC


Press Release                                                                                                                                                                                 

 Date: May 04, 2015

Time: 1500 PST

 More Rain/Dust-thunderstorms Predicted in the Country from coming Weekend

Met-Office predicted more rains with dust-thunderstorms at scattered places in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Upper Sindh, Balochistan and Kashmir from the coming weekend. The weather conditions are likely to remain unstable during 2nd & 3rd week of the current month.

Due to unusual rain/dust-thunderstorms, the farmers of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are advised to complete harvesting/threshing of wheat crop accordingly.

--sd--                   

    (Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director, NWFC

 


 

Press Release

Dated: 27th April, 2015    

Time: 1200 PST    

Tornado (Windstorm in Peshawar) and Next Weather Outlook

A mini TORNADO (Twister) hit Peshawar valley with a speed of 110 km/hr and reported rainfall of 60 mm on Sunday evening, causing huge damages. It was very unusual extreme weather event that rarely occur in Pakistan. In the past, same type of windstorms (Tornados) occurred as;

1.In March 2001, in Village “Chak Misran”, Tehsil Bhalwal, District Sargodha with a speed of 193 km/hr, 20 reported dead & 40 injured.

2.In March 2011, in Village “Bahadur Pur”,near Head Marala, District Sialkot with a speed of 100 km/hr, 10 reported dead & 32 injured.

According to the climate of Pakistan, such types of extreme weather events rarely develop due to thermal contrast during the months of March or April (a transition period, when days are getting hot and nights are still cold) due to interaction of cold air mass (from westward) & warm air mas (from east or south).

For Peshawar, “Rain with Dust-Thunderstorm” was predicted two days before (on Friday and Saturday) by PMD but the prediction of tornado or twister is not possible in the world, even today’s advancement in radar and satellite technologies.

The occurrence of such three high impact weather events (extreme) revealed that the consequences of Climate Change, due to deforestation, urbanization & pollution have already happening in Pakistan and the probability of such extreme events would be high in the future.

Weather Outlook for Next 10 days in Peshawar/KPK

Weather is unstable in Pakistan, and two more weather systems are expected to approach upper parts of the country in next 10 days. Scattered rain with dust-thunderstorm is expected in upper KP (Peshawar, Malakand, Mardan and Hazara divisions), North Punjab (Islamabad/Rawalpindi and Sargodha division) and Kashmir during mid of the current week and again during first week of May.

 

 --sd--                   

    (Dr. Muhammad Hanif)

Director, NWFC

 


 

Press Release

Dated: 17th April, 2015    

Time: 1500 PST    

More Rain-thundershowers Predicted in coming 2-3 days

 

Met Office predicted scattered rains-thundershowers in upper parts of the country during next 2-3 days.

Met Office informed that a westerly weather system is likely to enter upper parts of the country on Saturday (Evening) and expected to persist in upper parts till Monday. Under the influence of this weather system rain-thundershowers  associated with few hailstorm is predicted in Islamabad, upper & central Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Gujranwala and Lahore divisions), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Peshawar, Kohat, Malakand, Mardan, Hazara, divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during Sunday-Monday. Dust-thundershowers are also expected at isolated places in Sahiwal, Multan, D.G Khan, D.I. Khan, Bannu and Zhob divisions on Saturday (night)/Sunday.

The farmers of Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and FATA are advised to take necessary precautionary measures for harvesting wheat crop during the period.

 

 --sd--                   

    (Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director, NWFC

 


Press Release

Dated: 1st April, 2015

Time: 1300 PST

More rains predicted in the wheat growing areas in next couple of days

 

 

Met-Office predicted more rains in the wheat growing areas of the country during next two days (Thursday/Friday) as;

 

Balochistan: Rain/thundershowers accompanied with gusty winds/isolated hailstorm expected at scattered places of Quetta, Zhob, Kalat, Sibbi, Dera Bugti, Naseerabad, Musakhel, Jhalmagsi and Kohlu Districts on Thursday.

 

Sindh: Rain/thundershowers accompanied with gusty winds/isolated hailstorm expected at scattered places of Sukkar, Larkana, Jacobabad, Ghotki, Khairpur, Naushahroferoze districts on Thursday afternoon/Friday.

 

Punjab: Rain/thundershowers accompanied with gusty winds/isolated hailstorm expected at scattered places of Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, D.G.Khan, Rajanpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Multan, Bahawalpur, Lodhran, Vehari, Bahawalnagar, Khanewal, Sahiwal and Pakpattan districts on Thursday (evening/night)/Friday. Rain/thundershowers also expected at a few places in rest of Punjab during the period.

 

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Rain/thundershowers accompanied with isolated hailstorm expected at scattered places of Peshawar, Malakand, Swat, Buner, Mardan, Charsadda, Nowshera, Swabi, D.I.Khan and Haripur districts on Thursday (evening/night)/Friday. Rain/thundershowers also expected at a few places in rest of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the period.

 

Due to unstable weather conditions, the farmers of Sindh and Southern Punjab are advised to abreast themselves with the daily weather reports of Met-office to avoid and minimize the crops damages during the harvesting period.

 

 --sd--           

(Muhammad Farooq)

Meteorologist, NWFC

 

 


 

Press Release

Dated: 25th March, 2015

Time: 1400 PST

                    More Rains predicted in the country from coming Weekend

Met office predicted more rain-thundershowers in the country from coming weekend, such unusual rains may continue with intervals over upper parts of the country during next week.

Met office informed that an active weather system (westerly wave) is expected to enter Pakistan on Saturday. Under the influence of this weather system, first spell of rain-thundershowers is expected at scattered places of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, North Balochistan (Quetta, Zhob divisions), Islamabad, Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir on Saturday/Sunday. The other spell of rain-thundershowers over the same areas of the country is predicted during the next week.

 During these spells, rains may be accompanied by strong gusty winds and isolated heavy falls in (Malakand, Mardan Peshawar, Hazara divisions), Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan during the period. Heavy downpours may generate flash flooding in the local ravines of Upper KP (Malakand, Hazara, Mardan, Peshawar divisions). Due to heavy rains, there is high probability of landslides in the vulnerable areas of Upper KP (Malakand, Hazara divisions),Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during the period.

 

 --sd--           

(Muhammad Farooq)

Meteorologist, NWFC

 


 

Press Release

Dated: 11th March, 2015

Time: 1600 PST

 

 More rains predicted in coming 4 days

 

Met Office predicted more rains in southern parts (Balochistan and Sindh) during Thursday/ Friday, and upper & central parts of the country during Saturday/ Sunday.

Met Office informed that another westerly wave will enter in Balochistan on Thursday evening and likely to grip eastern parts of the country on Friday/Saturday. Under the influence of this weather system;

Rain/thundershowers are expected at scattered places in Balochistan (with isolated heavy falls in Makran division) on Thursday/Friday.

Rain/thundershowers are expected at isolated places in Sindh on Friday.

Rain/thundershowers are expected at scattered places of Punjab (with isolated heavy falls in Gujranwala and Lahore divisions) Islamabad and Kashmir on Saturday and Sunday.

Rain with snowfall over the hills is expected at isolated places in upper Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan on Saturday and Sunday.

 

 

       --sd--           

(Muhammad Afzal)

Meteorologist, NWFC

 


Dated: 4th March, 2015 

Time: 1600 PST

Press Release

 

More Rains Predicted in Coming Days

Met Office predicted more rains with snowfall over the hills at a number of places in the country in coming 5-6 days (from Thursday to Monday). Spokesman of Met Office informed that scattered rain of light to moderate intensity is expected in next 36-48 hours and widespread rain of moderate to heavy intensity is expected during Saturday-Monday.

 Thursday-Friday

Scattered rain with thunderstorm is expected in Northeast Balochistan (Quetta, Zhob, Kalat divisions), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Malakand, Hazara, Mardan, Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, D.I.Khan divisions), Islamabad, North Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Lahore, Faisalabad divisions), FATA (Khyber, Kurram, Orakzai, Mohmand, Bajaur, Waziristan agencies), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir, while at isolated places in Upper Sindh (Sukkur, Larkana divisions) on Thursday/Friday.

 Saturday-Monday

  • Widespread rain/thunderstorm is expected in Balochistan (Quetta, Zhob, Kalat, Makran, Sibi, Naseerabad divisions) with isolated heavy falls in Quetta, Zhob and Kalat divisions from Saturday to Monday (morning).

  • Widespread rain/thunderstorm is expected in KP (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat, Bannu, D.I.Khan divisions), FATA (Khyber, Orakzai, Kurram, Mohmand, Bajaur, Waziristan agencies), Islamabad, Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Multan, D.G Khan, Bahawalpur divisions), Upper Sindh (Larkana, Sukkur divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir on Sunday/Monday.

  • Isolated heavy falls are also expected in Islamabad, Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sahiwal divisions), KP (Malakand, Hazara, D.I.Khan divisions) and Kashmir on Sunday/Monday.

  • Scattered rain/thunderstorm is also expected in Lower Sindh (Karachi, Hyderabad divisions) and adjoining coastal areas (Lasbela, Ormara) of Balochistan on Saturday/Sunday.

  • Rain may be accompanied by isolated hailstorm in submontane areas of the country during the period.

 

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(Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director, NWFC

 


Dated: 26th February, 2015  

Time: 1500 PST

Press Release

 

More Rains Predicted in the Country during Sunday to Tuesday

 

 

Met Office predicted more winter rains with snowfall over the hills in the country from Sunday to TuesdayMet Office informed that another westerly wave is likely to enter Pakistan through Balochistan on Saturday (night) and expected to grip the upper parts of the country from Sunday (evening/night).

 

Under the influence of this weather system; Scattered rain with snowfall over the hills is expected in upper Punjab, lower (Balochistan & Sindh), upper Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and upper Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) while at isolated places in north Balochistan, South Punjab and upper Sindh during Saturday(night) to Tuesday

 

Met Office informed that thunderstorm rain (snowfall over the hills) with occasional hail storm is expected at scattered places in lower parts of the country (Makran, Kalat, Karachi, Hyderabad and Mirpurkhas divisions) from Saturday(night) to Monday(morning) while in upper parts of the country including Islamabad (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Gujranwala, Lahore, Malakand, Mardan and Hazara divisions), upper FATA (Bajaur, Mohmand, Kurram, Orakzai & Khyber agencies), GB and Kashmir from Sunday(night) to Tuesday.

 

Met Office further elaborated that thunderstorm rain with snowfall over the hills is also expected at isolated places in north Balochistan (Quetta and Zhob divisions), south Punjab (Bahawalpur, Multan & D. G. Khan divisions), KP (Peshawar, Kohat, D I Khan & Bannu divisions) and upper Sindh (Sukkur division)  on Saturday/Sunday.  

 

It was further informed that the system may produce scattered thunderstorm with isolated heavy to very heavy falls accompanied with occasional hailing in (Hazara, Rawalpindi, Lahore and Gujranwala) divisions, Islamabad and Kashmir during Sunday (night) to Monday.

The possibility of landslides in the Kashmir and adjoining areas of Baltistan can not be ruled out during the period.

 

 

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(Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director, NWFC

 


Dated: 20th February, 2015  

Time: 1600 PST

Press Release

More Rains Predicted in the Country during Next Week

 Met Office predicted widespread rains with snowfall over the hills in the country during next week from Sunday to Wednesday.

Met Office informed that a strong weather system is likely to enter Pakistan (through Balochistan) on Sunday (Evening) and expected to grip the upper parts of the country on Monday. This weather system may persist in upper Punjab and Kashmir till Thursday.  Under the influence of this Weather System widespread thunderstorm rain (with snowfall over the hills) in upper parts of the country, scattered thunderstorm rain in Balochistan and South Punjab while isolated rain in Upper Sindh is expected during the period.

Balochistan: 

Widespread thunderstorm-rain with isolated heavy falls is expected in north Balochistan (Quetta, Zhob and Kalat divisions) while at scattered places in Makran, Sibbi and Nasirabad divisions during Sunday (Evening) to Tuesday.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa:

Widespread thunderstorm-rain (with snowfall over the hills) is expected in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Peshawar, Kohat, Malakand, Mardan and Hazara divisions) while at scattered places in lower KP (D.I. Khan, Bannu and Lakkimarwat divisions) during Sunday (night) to Wednesday.

Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA):

Widespread thunderstorm-rain (with snowfall over the hills)  is expected in upper parts of FATA (Bajaur, Mohmand, Khyber, Orakzai and Kurram agencies) while at scattered places in Lower FATA (north and south Waziristan agencies) during Sunday (night) to Wednesday.

Punjab/Islamabad:

Widespread thunderstorm-rain (with snowfall over the hills)   is expected in Islamabad, upper & central Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Gujranwala and Lahore divisions) while at scattered places in South Punjab (D.G. Khan, Multan and Bahawalpur divisions) during Monday to Wednesday.

Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir:

Widespread thunderstorm-rain (with snowfall over the hills) is expected in Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from Sunday (night) to Thursday.

Sindh:

Thunderstorm Rain is also expected at isolated places in upper Sindh (Sukkar and Larkana divisions) on Monday/Tuesday.

 

Spokesman of PMD further informed that the system may produce isolated heavy to very heavy falls accompanied with hailstorms at few places in Peshawar, Kohat, Malakand, Hazara, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Lahore and Gujranwala divisions, Islamabad, Kashmir and GB on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The rain fed areas of wheat crop are also expected to receive good rains during the period.

 

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(Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director, NWFC

 


Dated: 15th February, 2015  

Time: 1900 PST

Press Release

Rains/Snowfall Predicted in the Country during coming Week

Met Office predicted more winter rains with snowfall over the hills in upper parts of the country from Monday to Thursday and in the most parts of the country during Friday to Sunday.

Met Office informed that another westerly wave is likely to enter Pakistan tonight and expected to persist in upper parts of the country till Thursday. Scattered rain with snowfall over the hills is expected in upper parts of the country with occasional gaps while at isolated places in North Balochistan and South Punjab during Monday to Thursday. 

Scattered rain (snow over the hills) with occasional gaps is predicted in Islamabad, upper & central Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Gujranwala and Lahore divisions), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Peshawar, Kohat, Malakand, Mardan and Hazara divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from Sunday (night) to Thursday.

Met Office further informed that this system would be accompanied with a strong westerly weather system which is likely to approach Pakistan through Balochistan on Friday. Under the influence of this system widespread rains associated with isolated thunderstorms are expected in Punjab (Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Sargodha and Sahiwal divisions), KP, Kashmir and GB while at Scattered places in Balochistan (Quetta, Zhob and Kallat divisions), South Punjab (Multan, Bahawalpur and D.G.Khan divisions) and upper Sindh (Sukkar, Larkana divisions) during Friday to Monday.

It is further informed that the system may produce scattered thunderstorm with isolated heavy falls in Malakand, Hazara, Rawalpindi and Gujranwala divisions, Islamabad and Kashmir during Friday to Sunday. Murree, Gallyat, Malakand division, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir may also receive good snowfall during the period.

The rain fed areas of wheat crop are also expected to receive scattered rain during the period.

 

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(Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director, NWFC


Dated: 29th January, 2015  

Time: 1600 PST

Press Release

More Rains/Snowfall Predicted during 1st Week of February

Good Snowfall Expected in Murree & Kashmir

Met Office predicted more rains with snowfall over the hills in upper parts of the country and Balochistan from Sunday to Tuesday.

Met Office informed that another westerly wave is likely to enter Pakistan on Sunday and expected to persist in upper parts of the country till Tuesday. Scattered rain with snowfall over the hills is expected in upper parts of the country while at isolated places in North Balochistan, South Punjab and Upper Sindh during the period. 

Scattered rain (snow over the hills) is predicted in Islamabad, upper & central Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Gujranwala and Lahore divisions), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Peshawar, Kohat, Malakand, Mardan, Hazara, D.I.Khan and Bannu divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from Sunday to Tuesday. Rain with snowfall over the hills is also expected at isolated places in Balochistan (Quetta, Zhob and Kallat divisions), South Punjab (Multan, Bahawalpur and D.G.Khan divisions) and upper Sindh (Sukkar, Larkana divisions) on Sunday/Monday.

Spokesman of PMD further informed that Murree/Gallyat, Parachinar, Malakand division, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir may also receive good snowfall between Monday to Tuesday.

The rain fed areas of wheat crop are also expected to receive scattered rain during the period.

 

                                                                                                       

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(Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director, NWFC


Dated: 16th January, 2015  

Time: 1600 PST

Press Release

Good Rains/Snowfall Predicted in the Country during Next Week

Good Snowfall Expected in Murree

 

Met Office predicted widespread rains with snowfall over the hills in the country during next week from Monday to Thursday.

Met Office informed that another westerly wave is likely to enter Pakistan (through Balochistan) on Monday and expected to persist in upper parts of the country till Friday. Widespread rain with snowfall over the hills is expected in upper parts of the country while at scattered places in Balochistan and at isolated places in South Punjab and Upper Sindh during the period. 

Widespread thunderstorm-rain is predicted in Islamabad, upper & central Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Gujranwala and Lahore divisions), Khyberpakhtunkhwa (Peshawar, Kohat, Malakand, Mardan, Hazara, D.I. Khan, Bannu and Lakkimarwat divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from Wednesday to Friday. Rain with snowfall over the hills is expected at scattered places in Balochistan (Quetta, Zhob, Kallat and Makran divisions) while rainfall at isolated places in south Punjab (Multan , Bahawalpur and DG Khan divisions) upper Sindh (Sukkar and Larkana divisions) on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Spokesman of PMD further informed that Murree/Gallyat, Parachinar, Malakand division, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir may also receive moderate to heavy snowfall between Wednesdays to Friday.

The foggy conditions in Punjab will dissipate after this wet spell.

The rain fed areas of wheat crop are also expected to receive scattered rain during the period.

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(Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director, NWFC


 Dated: 9th January, 2015  

Time: 1600 PST

Press Release

 

Rainfall Predicted in the Country during Next Week

After a long dry spell, a westerly wave is likely to enter Pakistan (through Balochistan) on Monday evening and expected to approach upper parts of the country on Tuesday. Scattered rain with snowfall over the hills is expected in upper parts of the country from Monday (evening) to Wednesday. 

Light rain with snowfall over the hills is expected in North Balochistan (Quetta and Zhob divisions) on Monday (evening/ night) and Tuesday whereas rain is also predicted in Islamabad, upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala and Lahore divisions), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (D.I. Khan, Bannu, Lakkimarwat, Kohat Peshawar, Malakand and Hazara divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir on Tuesday/ Wednesday.

Spokesman of PMD further informed that Murree/Galyat, Parachinar, Malakand division, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir may receive snowfall on Tuesday/Wednesday.

The approaching weather system is expected to suppress the prevailing foggy conditions in the plains of the country during Sunday to Wednesday.

The rain fed areas of wheat crop may receive scattered rain during the period.

 

 

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(Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director, NWFC

 


Date: September 05, 2014 

Time: 1500 PST

Weather Advisory-4

 Widespread Moderate to Heavy intensity Rains/Thunderstorm Likely to Continue during next 24 hours

The weather system likely to weaken gradually from Saturday

The Monsoon Low Pressure Area (MLPA) is now located over Indian Punjab and is likely to move slightly northward with decreasing tendency. This weather system still has a potential to produce moderate to heavy intensity rainfall over northeast Punjab (Gujranwala. Lahore, Rawalpindi divisions), Kashmir and adjoining areas during next 24 hours. This may aggravate the flooding in the Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej Rivers and their tributaries.

Punjab Forecast

More widespread rain/thundershowers with isolated moderate to heavy intensity falls are expected in Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi divisions and Islamabad during next 24 hours. Heavy falls may generate further flash/urban flooding in the vulnerable areas.

Isolated rain/thundershowers are also expected in Sargodha, Faisalabad and Sahiwal divisions during the period.

Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan Forecast

More widespread rain/thundershowers with isolated moderate to heavy intensity falls are expected in Kashmir during next 24 hours. Heavy intermittent rainfall may trigger further flash flooding/landslides in the vulnerable areas of Kashmir.

Scattered rain/thundershowers are also expected in Gilgit-Baltistan during next 24 hours.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Forecast

Scattered rain/thundershowers are expected in upper parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Malakand, Hazara, and Peshawar divisions) while at isolated places in Mardan and Kohat divisions during next 24 hours. Isolated heavy falls are also expected in Hazara division during the period.

Sindh Forecast

No significant weather is expected in Sindh during next few days.

Balochistan Forecast

No significant weather is expected in Balochistan during next few days.

 

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(Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director, NWFC

 


Date: September 04, 2014

Time: 1400 PST

Weather Advisory-3 (ALERT)

 

More Widespread Heavy to Very Heavy Rains/Thunderstorm Predicted in Northeast Punjab

& Kashmir during next 24-36 hours

 

Yesterday’s well marked Monsoon Low Pressure Area (MLPA) is now located over northwest Rajasthan (India) and adjoining areas with its trough extending upto northeast Punjab. The chief amounts of rainfall recorded during last 30 hours are as; Sialkot (cantt. 251,Airport 167), Rawalakot 194, Lahore (City 183 Airport 180),Kotli 168, Gujrat 163, Mangla 153, Kasur 135, Jhelum 115, Faisalabad 113, T T Singh 97, Okara 85 and Mandibahauddin 70 mm.

This weather system still has a potential to produce heavy at times very heavy rainfall over northeast Punjab (Gujranwala. Lahore, Rawalpindi divisions), Kashmir and adjoining areas during next 24-36 hours. causing flood situation in the Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej Rivers and their tributaries.

 

Punjab Forecast

Widespread rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy at times very heavy falls are expected in Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi divisions and Islamabad during next 24-36 hours. Heavy falls may generate further flash/urban flooding in the vulnerable areas.

Scattered rain/thundershowers are also expected in rest of Punjab during the period.

 

Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan Forecast

Widespread rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy at times very heavy falls are expected in Kashmir during next 24-36 hours. Heavy intermittent rainfall may trigger further flash flooding/landslides in the vulnerable areas of Kashmir.

Scattered rain/thundershowers are also expected in Gilgit-Baltistan during next 24 hours.

 

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Forecast

Scattered rain/thundershowers are expected in upper parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Malakand, Hazara, Mardan, Kohat and Peshawar divisions) while at isolated places in Bannu and D.I. Khan divisions during next 24-36 hours. Isolated heavy falls are also expected in Hazara & Malakand division during the period.

 

Sindh Forecast

Rain/thundershowers are expected at scattered places in Sukkar and Mirpur Khas divisions during next 24 hours.

 

Balochistan Forecast

Rain/thundershowers are expected at isolated places in Sibbi and Naseerabad divisions on Thursday/Friday.

                                                                             

 

 

 

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(Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director, NWFC

 


Date: September 03, 2014

Time: 1400 hrs

Weather Advisory-2 (ALERT)

 

 

Widespread Heavy to Very Heavy Rains/Thunderstorm Predicted in Northeast Punjab and Kashmir during next 72 hours

 

 

A well marked Monsoon Low Pressure Area (MLPA) is now located over Rajasthan (India) and is likely to move northward during next 24 hours. This weather system has a potential to produce heavy at times very heavy rainfall over northeast Punjab (Gujranwala. Lahore, Rawalpindi divisions), Kashmir and adjoining areas during next 72 hours, causing flood situation in the Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej Rivers and their tributaries.

 

Punjab Forecast

Widespread rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy at times very heavy falls are expected in Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi divisions and Islamabad during Thursday to Friday. Heavy falls may generate flash/urban flooding in the vulnerable areas.

Scattered rain/thundershowers are also expected in rest of Punjab during the period.

 

Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan Forecast

Widespread rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy at times very heavy falls are expected in Kashmir during Thursday to Friday. Heavy intermittent rainfall may trigger flash flooding/landslides in the vulnerable areas of Kashmir.

Isolated rain/thundershowers are also expected in Gilgit-Baltistan during Thursday to Friday.

 

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Forecast

Scattered rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy falls are expected in upper parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Malakand, Hazara, Mardan and Peshawar divisions) during Thursday to Friday.

 

Sindh Forecast

Scattered rain/thundershowers are expected in Sukkar and Mirpur Khas divisions on Wednesday/Thursday.

 

Balochistan Forecast

Isolated rain/thundershowers are expected in Sibbi and Naseerabad divisions on Wednesday/Thursday.

 

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(Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director, NWFC

 

 


 

Date: September 01, 2014

Time: 1500 hrs

Weather Advisory-1

 

Widespread Rains/Thunderstorm Predicted during the Current Week

Heavy Rains expected in Sindh, Punjab and Kashmir

 

A well marked Low Pressure Area (LPA) is located over eastern India (Southeastern Madhya Pradesh) and is likely to move west-northwestward during next 2 days. Under the influence of this weather system, strong monsoon current will start to penetrate in Pakistan (Punjab, Sindh and Kashmir) on Tuesday/Wednesday. This LPA has a potential to produce heavy at times very heavy rainfall over northeast Pakistan (upper Punjab & Kashmir) during Wednesday to Friday.

 

Sindh Forecast

Widespread rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy falls are expected in Mirpur Khas and Sukkar divisions during Tuesday to Thursday. Scattered rain/thundershowers are also expected in rest of the areas (Hyderabad, Larkana and Karachi divisions) during Tuesday to Thursday.

 

Punjab Forecast

Widespread rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy falls very heavy at times are expected in Bahawalpur, DG Khan, Sahiwal, Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi divisions and Islamabad during Tuesday to Friday. Scattered rain/thundershowers are also expected in rest of the areas (Multan Faisalabad and Sargodha divisions) during Tuesday to Friday. Heavy falls may generate flash/urban flooding in the vulnerable areas.

 

Kashmir Forecast

Widespread rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy falls are expected in most parts of Kashmir during Wednesday to Friday. Heavy intermittent rainfall may trigger flash flooding/landslides in the vulnerable areas.

 

Balochistan Forecast

Scattered rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy falls are expected in Sibbi, Naseerabad and Kalat divisions during Wednesday to Thursday. Heavy falls may generate flash flooding in the vulnerable areas.

 

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Forecast

Widespread rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy falls are expected in Hazara division during Tuesday to Friday. Scattered rain/thundershowers are also expected in rest of the areas (Malakand, Peshawar Kohat, Mardan, Bannu and D.I Khan Divisions) during Tuesday to Friday.

 

 

 

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(Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director, NWFC

 


Date: August 29, 2014

Time: 1600 hrs

Press Release

Good Monsoon Rains Predicted in first week of Sep 2014

Widespread rains/thunderstorm predicted in Sindh

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) predicted good monsoon rains in the country during first week of September 2014.

Spokesman of PMD informed that a Weather System (Low Pressure Area) has developed over northwest Bay of Bengal that is likely to move westward in the coming days. Under the influence of this Weather System monsoon currents will start to penetrate in Pakistan from Sunday/Monday. Widespread rain/thunderstorm with isolated heavy falls is expected in Sindh from Monday to Wednesday, while scattered rain/thunderstorm is also expected in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, eastern parts of Balochistan and Kashmir during the coming week.

Met Office informed that two to three Weather Systems (Low Pressure Areas) are expected to develop in Bay of Bengal during the coming two weeks that may strengthen the monsoon in the region including Pakistan.

                                                                                             

 

                                                     

                                                                                                              (Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director, NWFC

 


Date:  12th August, 2014

Time: 1530 PST

Press Release
 

Monsoon Rains Predicted during the Weekend

 Met Office predicted scattered rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy falls in upper Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and Kashmir during the weekend (Friday - Sunday).

Met-Office informed that moderate monsoon currents are likely to penetrate in northeast Pakistan in next couple of days that will produce isolated rain/thundershowers in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar divisions & Kashmir during the period (Wed/Thu).

A westerly wave is expected to grip upper parts of the country on Friday. Due to monsoon currents and westerly wave, good rain/thundershowers accompanied with windstorm are predicted in KP, Upper Punjab & GB-Kashmir during Friday to Sunday.

Isolated heavy falls may also occur in Islamabad, Peshawar, Hazara, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala divisions and Kashmir during the period.

The prevailing hot and humid conditions are likely to subside during the weekend.

  

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Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan

Deputy Director (Forecasting)

 


Dated: 28th July, 2014  

Time: 1330 PST  

Press Release 

More Monsoon Rains Predicted in the Country during next 3 to 4 days

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) predicted widespread rains in eastern parts of the country in the coming 3 to 4 days.

Spokesman of PMD informed that a low pressure has developed over northwest Bay of Bengal and likely to move northwest wards during next couple of days. Under the influence of this weather system strong monsoon currents are likely to penetrate in Punjab and Kashmir during next 24 hours and in Sindh during next 48 hours. Monsoon currents would produce widespread rain thundershowers in Kashimr, Islamabad, Northeastern parts of Punjab (Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Bahawalnagar and Sahiwal divisions) while at scattered places in Multan, Bahawalpur, DG Khan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) from Tuesday to Friday. Isolated heavy falls is also expected in Kashimr, Northeastern Punjab (Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Bahawalnagar and Sahiwal divisions) during the period.

Rain-thundershowers is also expected at scattered places in Sindh and eastern parts of Balochistan from Wednesday to Friday. Heavy falls is also expected at isolated places in MirpurKhas and Hyderabad divisions during the period.

 

  

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Muhammad Farooq Dar

Meteorologist  

Forecasting


Dated: 23rd July, 2014  

Time: 1330 PST  

Press Release

 

Monsoon Rains Predicted in the Country during the Current Month

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) predicted scattered monsoon rains in the country during the remaining days of the current month.

Spokesman of PMD informed that monsoon currents are penetrating in the upper parts of the country which are likely to intensify during next couple of days. The monsoon currents would produce scattered rain/thundershowers in Islamabad, Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Kashmir during coming few days. Heavy Thundershowers, very heavy at times are also expected at isolated places in Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala and Lahore divisions), Hazara Division and Kashmir on Friday/Saturday.

Rain-thunderstorm is also expected at isolated places in lower Sindh (Mirpur Khas, Hyderabad and Karachi Divisions), Balochistan (Kallat and Zhob Divisions) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) during Thursday/Friday.

During the Eid ul Fitr holidays, scattered thundershowers are also expected in Upper Punjab, Upper KP and Kashmir.

 

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(Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director (Forecasting)


Dated: 14th July, 2014 

Time: 1330 PST  

Press Release

 

Monsoon Rains Predicted in the Country during the current week

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) predicted scattered monsoon rains in the country during the current week.

Spokesman of PMD informed that weak monsoon currents are penetrating in upper parts of the country which are likely to intensify during next couple of days. The monsoon currents would produce scattered rain/thunder-showers in Islamabad, Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Lower Sindh and Kashmir in the coming few days. Heavy rain, very heavy at times is also expected at a few places of Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala and Lahore divisions), Hazara division and Kashmir on Thursday/Friday.

The day temperatures are expected to fall 3-5 degrees in the upper parts and 2-4 degrees in lower parts of the country providing relief from the prevailing hot and humid weather conditions. 

  

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(Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director (Forecasting)


Date: 26 June, 2014

Time: 1600 PST

Press Release

 

Monsoon onset in first week of July: Scanty rains predicted during the month

 

              Met-office informed that “monsoon trough” is very likely to develop in coming few days that will activate monsoon progression, resulting the onset of monsoon in Pakistan, during first week of July. First spell of regular monsoon rains will be confined over upper parts of the country, producing scattered rain/thundershowers over Islamabad, upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha and Lahore divisions), upper KP (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar and Kohat divisions) and Kashmir during Tuesday to Thursday. Some isolated heavy falls are also expected in Hazara, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala divisions, Kashmir and Islamabad during the spell.

              Met. Office further informed that scanty rains are predicted in plain areas of the country during the month of July and erratic rains during the current monsoon season embedded with few extreme events in the monsoon prone areas of the country (upper parts of KP, Punjab and Kashmir).

              The current pre-monsoon rains in Punjab will subdue from Friday. Hot and dry weather with humid conditions is expected in most parts of the country during next 3-4 days (before the onset of monsoon).

                                                                                                            

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(Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director (Forecasting)


Date: 10 June, 2014

Time: 1500 PST

Press Release

 

Current Intense Heat would continue for another 5 days

Pre-Monsoon Rain/Showers predicted in next week

 

Met-Office informed that the prevailing intense pre-monsoon heat will continue for another 5 days in most parts of the country. The prevailing intense heat is likely to subside after pre-monsoon rain/thundershowers accompanied by dust-storms over Islamabad, Upper Punjab, Upper KP & Kashmir on Monday/Tuesday.

Met-office further informed that a Tropical Cyclone is developing in eastern parts of Arabian Sea that is likely to move in northwesterly direction (towards Oman coast) in next couple of days. Due to north-westward movement of Tropical Cyclone, the current intense heat-wave over Pakistan is likely to further intensify and would extend northward (Islamabad, KP and Upper Punjab) during the weekend (Fri/Sat).

The heat wave will also envelop northern areas (Gilgit-Baltistan & Kashmir) during the coming weekend, triggering large scale snow-melting from Friday to Monday. The inflows in all hilly rivers of Upper KP & GB-Kashmir and Tarbela Dam may increase substantially during the weekend.

 

 

 --sd--                

Dr. Muhammad Hanif

                                                                        DIRECTOR

 


 


Date: March 31, 2014

Time: 1600 hrs

 

Press Release

More rains predicted in the coming days

  Met-office predicted two spells of spring rain over the upper parts of the country during the current week.

Met-Office reported that a weather system, presently located over Iran, is heading towards Pakistan and likely to approach Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Tuesday (evening/night) and likely to grip upper parts of the country on Wednesday. Under the influence of this weather system scattered rain-thunderstorm is expected in Upper KP (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat & Bannu divisions), Islamabad, Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha & Lahore divisions), Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan on Wednesday.

 Another weather system is likely to approach Northern parts of Balochistan on Friday and likely to grip Upper Parts of the country on Saturday producing scattered rain/thunderstorm in Northern Balochistan (Quetta, Zhob & Kalat divisions on Friday (evening/ night)/Saturday), while Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Upper Punjab, Islamabad, Kashmir & Gilgit-Baltistan on Saturday and Sunday.

Rainfed areas of wheat growing in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Punjab are likely to receive good rain during the weekend; however weather will remain dry in southern Punjab and Sindh during the period.

Rain will be accompanied by wind storm/hail storm at isolated places in Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Peshawar and Kohat divisions during the weekend.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Muhammad Farooq    

                 Meteorologist NWFC   

Islamabad               


Date: March 20, 2014

Time: 1700 hrs

Press Release

Met updates: Current Spring would be Wet & Cold

Rains predicted from weekend: 2 spells of spring rains expected in the current month

Met-Office informed that current spring season would be cold and wet in most parts of the country except Sindh. Spring rains predicted from coming weekend and two good spell of rains are expected in the country in the current month (Next 10 days).

Met-Office reported that a weather system, presently located over Iran, is heading towards Pakistan and likely to grip western parts of the country in next 48 hrs producing scattered rain/thunderstorm in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa (KP) on Friday evening/night and onward. Under the sway of this weather system, good rain with thunderstorm is expected in Islamabad, North Balochistan, KP, Upper Punjab, and GB-Kashmir on Sunday/Monday.

A secondary weather system is expected to develop over southern Iran and adjoining areas of Balochistan on Tuesday. This secondary weather system may produce widespread rains with isolated heavy falls in the country from mid of coming week.

Spring rains may be accompanied by windstorm/hailstorms at isolated places of Islamabad, North Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha Divisions) and upper parts of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan Divisions) during the period.

 

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(Imran Ahmad Siddiqi)

Meteorologist NWFC   

Islamabad           

 


 

Date: March 14, 2014

Time: 1600 hrs

Press Release

 

More rain predicted in the country during next 2-3 days

 

Met Office predicted one more spell of winter rains during next 2-3 days (Saturday to Monday) at scattered places in the country except Sindh.


Spokesman of Met-Office informed that another westerly wave, presently giving rain/snow in Afghanistan, is likely to enter in Pakistan today (Evening/Night). Under the influence of this weather system; 

 

·  Scattered rain/thunderstorm is expected in Balochistan on Saturday/Sunday.

·  Scattered rain/thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills is expected in Islamabad, KP, Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Faisalabad & Lahore divisions), GB and Kashmir on Sunday/Monday.

·  Heavy rainfall is also expected at isolated places in Kashmir & Hazara division during the period.

·  Hailstorm associated with strong wind may also occur at isolated places of Islamabad and North Punjab (Rawalpindi division) during the period.

 

Spokesman further informed that it would be the last spell of late winter rains, however,  one or two more spring rain spells of moderate intensity may occur over upper parts of the country during the current month.

 

After this spell, the pollen concentration in Islamabad is very likely to increase.

 

 

 

(Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director (Forecasting)

 


Dated: 10th March, 2014      

Time: 1200 PST       

 Weather Advisory


Heavy rain predicted in next 36 hrs

 
 

Met Office predicted heavy rain/thundershowers (accompanied by isolated hailstorm) in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Chakwal, Jhelum, Gujrat, Sialkot, Abbottabad, Haripur, Mansehra Districts during next 36 hrs (Monday eve/night and Tuesday).

Heavy rain is also expected at a number of places in Kashmir during the period. Due to intermittent heavy rain, there would be a risk of landslides in the vulnerable areas of Kashmir on Monday evening and Tuesday.

 

 

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                                                                                                                     (Spokesman)

 

 


Dated: 7th March, 2014      

Time: 1630 PST       

 Press Release


More rain predicted in the country during next 3-4 days

 
Met Office predicted more winter rains in the country during next 3 to 4 days.


Spokesman of Met-Office informed that a fresh weather system has entered in the western parts (KP & Balochistan) of the country. Under the influence of this weather system, scattered rain with thunderstorm and snowfall over the hills is expected in coming 3 to 4 days as;

 

Ø  Islamabad: Widespread rain/thunderstorm is expected from Sunday to Tuesday.

Ø  Balochistan: Scattered rain/thunderstorm is expected in Balochistan (Kallat, Quetta and Zhob divisions) on Saturday and Sunday.

Ø  Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir: Widespread rain with Snowfall over the hills is expected in Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from Saturday to Tuesday.

Ø  Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Widespread  rain/thunderstorm is expected in upper KP (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar and Kohat divisions) and scattered rain/ thunderstorm is expected  in Lower parts of  KP (D.I.Khan and Bannu divisions) from Saturday to Monday.

Ø  Punjab: Widespread rain/thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills is expected in Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Lahore and Gujranwala divisions) from Sunday to Tuesday., while scattered rain/thunderstorm is expected in Multan, D.G.Khan, Bahawalpur,Sahiwal and Faisalabad divisions from Friday(night) to Monday. Hailstorm may also occur at isolated places of North Punjab (Pothohar region) during the period.

Ø  Sindh:  Rain/thunderstorm at isolated places is expected in Sukkur and Larkana divisions on Saturday/Sunday.

 

Snowfall is also expected in Murree, Galyat, Kalam, Malamjabba, Kashmir & Gilgit-Baltistan on Monday and Tuesday.

Spokesman also informed that wheat growing areas of barani regions may receive good rains during the period. Due to current weather system, the temperatures are likely to fall 3-5  ̊C in most parts of the country. Met Office further informed the farmers that another good spell of rains is also expected during mid of the current month.

Due to late winter rains and delay in onset of spring season, the pollen concentration in Islamabad is likely to increase during third week of March.

 

 

 

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                                      Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan

                                                  Deputy Director (Forecasting)


Date: February 28, 2014

Time: 1600 hrs

 

Press Release

More rains predicted in the country during first week of March

Met Office predicted more rains at scattered places of the country during first week of March 2014.

Spokesman of Met-office informed that another weather system is likely to enter in Balochistan on Sunday that will approach upper parts of the country on Monday. Under the influence of this weather system, more winter rains with thunderstorm are expected at scattered places of Balochistan, KP, Punjab, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from Sunday to Tuesday. Rain is also expected in Islamabad on Monday/Tuesday. Snowfall is also expected in Murree, Galyat, Malakand, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir on Monday/Tuesday.

The barani areas of Punjab, KP and Balochistan may receive moderate rainfall during the period. Hailstorm is also expected at isolated places in the sub mountainous region of Punjab, KP and Kashmir.

Spokesman informed that winter rain during last three months (Dec-Feb) remained largely below normal in the country. However some good rains are expected in the month of March. Met-office predicted 3-4 spells of winter/spring rains during the month of March 2014.

 

 

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                                                                                             MUHAMMAD ALEEM UL HASSAN

                                                                                                      DEPUTY DIRECTOR


Date: February 04, 2014

Time: 1600 hrs

 

Press Release

More rain/snow predicted on Thursday/Friday

 

Met Office predicted more rain (snowfall over the hills) in KP, upper Punjab, Islamabad, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan during Thursday/Friday.

Met office informed that another weather system is likely to approach over northern parts of Balochistan on Wednesday and upper parts of the country on Thursday. Under the influence of this weather system;

  • Widespread rain (snowfall over the hills) is expected in Malakand, Hazara, Rawalpindi divisions, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during Thursday/Friday.

  • Scattered rain is expected in Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, Sargodha, Gujranwala and Lahore divisions during the period.

  • Isolated rain (snowfall over the hills) is expected in Quetta, Zhob, Kalat, D.I Khan divisions on Wednesday/Thursday

  • Good snowfall is also expected over the hills of Murree, Upper KP (Malakand and Hazara Divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during the period.

More rain is also expected in the barani areas of wheat crop during the period.

 

 

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MUHAMMAD FAROOQ

Meteorologist NWFC     

Islamabad             


Date: 29th Jan, 2014

Time: 1700 PST

Press Release  

Good Rain/Snow predicted in the country

Met-Office predicted good rains with snowfall over the hills during the first week of Feb 2014. Spokesman of Met-Office informed that a weather system is likely to develop over Iran in next couple of days that would break the prevailing dry spell in Pakistan. This weather system is likely to approach Pakistan during the coming weekend and it will produce good rain/snow as; 

  • Scattered rain (with snowfall over the hills) is expected in Balochistan from Friday (evening) to Sunday.
  • Widespread rain is expected in Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Faislabad, Gujranwala, Sahiwal and Lahore Divisions) and Kashmir from Saturday (evening) to Monday.
  • Good snowfall is also expected over the hills of Murree, Upper KP (Malaknd and Hazara Divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir on Sunday/Monday. Heavy snowfall may occur over the hills of Galliyat and Neelum Valley during the period.

The barani areas of wheat crop may receive good rain during the period. The current wet spell is followed by a Cold Wave. Spokesman further informed that 3 to 4 spells of winter rain are expected during the month of February 2014.

 

                                           (Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

                                                  Deputy Director (NWFC)


Date:  27th January, 2014

Time: 1600 PST

Press Release

PMD'S AVIATION MET SERVICE IS NOW CERTFIED AS PER THE ISO 9001:2008 STANDARDS

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) feels honored to announce that in addition to its two offices working at Jinnah International Airport Karachi (JIAP) and Allama Iqbal International Airport (AIIP) (certified earlier in Nov. 2012 as per ISO 9001:2008 standards) the 15 more Met/Aeromet Offices discharging  duties of providing the Aviation Meteorological Services to national and international air navigation have been certified as per the ISO 9001:2008 compliant Quality Management System (QMS) standards with effect from November 26, 2013. 

It is to be recalled that the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and International Civil Air Organization (ICAO) obligation was to establish and implement the ISO 9001:2008 compliant Quality Management System (QMS) in the provision of international air navigation latest by November 15, 2012.

The PMD spokesman further informed that the remaining Met/Aeromet Offices providing the aviation meteorological services would be certified as per ISO 9001:2008 standards during 2014-15. 

(Spokesman)



Dated: 6th January, 2014      

Time: 1600 PST       

 Press Release

Rain with Snowfall over the hills predicted during next 48 hours

 Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) predicted rain with snowfall over the hills at scattered places in the country on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Spokesman of PMD informed that a westerly weather system presently giving rainfall in Middle East is likely to enter in Balochistan on Tuesday. Under the influence of this weather system scattered rain with (snowfall over the hills) is expected in Makran, Kalat, Quetta and Zhob divisions on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Scattered rain with snowfall over the hills is also expected in Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Peshawar, Malakand and Hazara divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir while at isolated places in Upper Punjab (Sargodha, Rawalpindi and Gujranwala divisions) and Islamabad from Tuesday (Night) to Thursday.  

Snowfall in Murree and Galyaat is also expected on Wednesday/Thursday.

The day temperatures in upper parts of the country are expected to remain 2-3 degrees below normal on Wednesday/Thursday while the night temperatures will increase a little.

 

 

                                                        (Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

                                                                  Deputy Director (Forecasting)


Date: 11th December, 2013

Time: 1730 PST

Press Release:

 

Dense Fog Predicted in Plains of Punjab during next few days

 

Pakistan Meteorological Department predicted dense fog in the plains of Punjab from Thursday.

Met. Office further elaborated that during next few days the intensity and duration of fog is likely to increase in the plains of Punjab (Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Sahiwal) and Peshawar divisions. The plains of Gujranwala and Lahore divisions are expected to be the center of dense fog during next few days.

The current Fog spell in the plains of Punjab will continue with variable intensity and occasional gaps till the first good spell of winter rains in the country.

 

 

 

 

 

Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan

Deputy Director              

NWFC Islamabad             

 


Date:  21st  November, 2013

Time: 1600 PST

 

Press Release:

 

Good Winter Rain predicted in Balochistan on Friday/Saturday

 

           Met office predicted good spell of winter rains in Balochistan on Friday and Saturday.

           Spokesman of Met office informed that an active weather system, presently giving rains over some parts of Middle East and Iran is heading toward Pakistan and likely to enter in Balochistan on Friday afternoon. Under the influence of this weather system widespread rain/thunderstorm (with isolated heavy falls in Kalat & Makran Divisions) is expected in parts of Balochistan on Friday and Saturday. This weather system is expected to weaken gradually on Saturday, however it may produce isolated rain/thunderstorm over KP, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir on Saturday.

 

(Muhammad Farooq)

Meteorologist (Forecasting)


Dated: 4th November, 2013      

Time: 1500 PST       

 Press Release

Winter Rains  predicted in the country during coming 2-3 days

 

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) predicted rains with snowfall over the hills at scattered places from Tuesday (eve/night) to Thursday.

Spokesman of PMD informed that a westerly wave is likely to enter in Balochistan tonight that would grip upper parts of the country on Tuesday. Under the influence of this weather system scattered rain is expected in Islamabad, Upper Punjab, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa (KP), Kashmir & Gilgit-Baltistan during the period, while scattered rain is also expected over northeast Balochistan on tonight/Tuesday. Isolated rainfall is also expected in South Punjab (Multan, DG Khan, Bahawalpur and Sahiwal divisions).

Isolated snowfall over the hills in Galyaat, Malakand, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan is also expected on Wednesday/Thursday.

The barani areas of KP and Punjab are expected to receive good rains on Wednesday and Thursday. Rain is also expected in the rice growing areas of Punjab during the period.The farmers are advised to take precautionary measures according to the day to day weather conditions.

               

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 (Muhammad Aleem-ul-Hassan)

Deputy Director (Forecasting)

 


Date:   October 07, 2013

Time :  1600 hrs

Press Release:

Hot & Humid Weather will continue for another 2-3 Days

 More post-monsoon rains predicted from Thursday/Friday

  Met Office predicted hot and humid weather in most parts of the country during next 2-3 days, particularly in Islamabad, Punjab and KP.

 

Sopkesman of Met Office informed that some more post monsoon rains are expected in eastern parts of the country (Lower Sindh, Upper & Central Punjab and Kashmir) from Thursday/Friday. A fresh westerly wave is also expected to approach upper parts of the country during the weekend that may generate rains in KP, North Punjab, GB and Kashmir from Saturday to Monday.

 

The rice growing areas (Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad & Sahiwal Divisions) may receive scattered rains accompanied by gusty winds during Friday to Monday. The farmers are therefore advised to take the precautionary measures accordingly.

 

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 (Muhammad Aleem-ul-Hassan)

 

Spokesman           


Date:   September 25, 2013

Time :  1500 hrs

 

Press Release:

 

Post Monsoon Rains predicted in Sindh during Next 2 days

No Rain expected in Earthquake Affected Areas of South Balochistan

 

Met office informed that a Low Pressure Area is now located over Gujarat (India). Under the influence of this Low Pressure Area, scattered post monsoon rain-thunderstorm is expected in Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad and Sukkar divisions on Thursday and Friday. While, isolated heavy falls also expected in Mirpurkhas division during the period.

The Sea condition along with Sindh coast is likely to remain normal, hence the Fishermen may continue their activities in the Sea.

 Met office further inform that No Significant Rain is expected in the Earthquake affected areas of South Balochistan during the week.

 

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 (Muhammad Aleem-ul-Hassan)

 

Spokesman


Date:   September 23, 2013

Time :  1730 hrs

 

Press Release:

 

Post Monsoon Rains Predicted in Lower Sindh

 

Met Office Predicted Scattered Post Monsoon Rains in Lower Sindh during the Week. Spokesman of PMD informed that a Low Pressure Area is located over Southwest of Bhopal (India) which is likely to move westward (towards Indian Gujrat) in next 2-3 days and it may intensify in a well marked Low Pressure Area during the mid week.

 

Under the influence of this Low Pressure Area scattered rains/thundershowers are expected in Southeast Sindh (Mirpurkhas & Hyderabad divisions) on Tuesday/Wednesday, while widespread rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy falls are expected in Lower Sindh (Karachi, Hyderabad & Mirpurkhas divisions) from Thursday to Sunday. The weather system may generate heavy to very heavy at times rainfall along Southeastern coast of Sindh (Thatta district) during the period.

 

The Sea conditions are likely to remain rough, at times very rough during the second half of the week. The fishermen of Sindh (Small boats) are advised not to venture in the open Sea (particularly along Thatta coast) from Thursday to Saturday.

 

Hot & Dry weather will prevail in most parts of the country during the week, however, a few thundershowers expected in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Bahawalpur, Hazara, Sukkar divisions and Kashmir during the week.

----Sd---    

 (Muhammad Aleem-ul-Hassan)

 

Spokesman


Date:   August 15, 2013

Time :  1700 hrs

 

Weather Advisory 5

 

More Rains predicted in eastern parts of the country on  Friday and Saturday

Met Office predicted widespread rain-thundershower with isolated heavy falls in northeast Punjab (Gujranwala, Lahore divisions) and Kashmir on Friday and Saturday.

Scattered rain-thundershower with isolated heavy falls is expected in upper Sindh (Sukkar, Larkana divisions) and southeast Punjab (Bahawalpur division) on Friday.

Risk of Urban and Flash Flooding

Met Office warns that most of the soil in Gujranwala and Lahore divisions has already saturated due to recent rains. More rains with isolated heavy falls may generate urban and flash flooding in the vulnerable areas of Gujranwala and Lahore divisions on Friday and Saturday.

All concerned authorities are advised to remain ALERT on Friday and Saturday.

----Sd---    

 Muhammad Farooq

Spokesman

 


Date:   August 14, 2013

Time :  1700 hrs

 

Weather Advisory 4

 

Heavy Rains predicted in Central & Southern parts of country on Thursday and Friday

Met Office predicted widespread rains in Central and Southern parts the country with heavy at times very heavy falls  in South Punjab (D.G.Khan, Bahawalpur, Multan and Sahiwal divisions), Eastern Balochistan (Kalat, Sibbi, Zhob and Naseerabad divisions) and Upper Sindh (Sukkur & Larkana divisions)  on Thursday and Friday. Scattered rain-thundershower is also expected elsewhere in the country.

High Risk of Flash Flooding

Met Office warns about High Risk of Flash Flooding in the local streams/Barsati Nullahs of D.G.Khan,  Zhob, Sibbi, Naseerabad,&  Kalat divisions on Thursday and Friday.

All concerned authorities are advised to remain HIGH ALERT on  Thursday and Friday.

----Sd---    

 Muhammad Farooq

Spokesman


 

Date:   August 13, 2013

Time :  1600 hrs

 

Weather Advisory 3

 

Heavy Rains predicted in the country on Wednesday and Thursday

Met Office predicted widespread rains in the country with heavy at times very heavy falls at a number of places in Islamabad, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Eastern Balochistan and Kashmir on Wednesday and Thursday. Scattered rain-thundershower with isolated heavy falls is also predicted in Sindh during the period. Heavy rains would generate Urban & Flash Flooding in the vulnerable areas of the country.

High Risk of Flash Flooding

Met Office warns about High Risk of Flash Flooding in the local streams, Barsati Nullahs of Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Lahore, Peshawar, Hazara, Mardan, D.G.Khan, D.I khan, Zhob, Sibbi, Naseerabad, Kalat divisions & Kashmir on Wednesday and Thursday.

All concerned authorities are advised to remain HIGH ALERT on Wednesday and Thursday.

 

----Sd---    

 Muhammad Farooq

Spokesman


 

Date:   August 11, 2013

Time :  1600 hrs

 

Weather Advisory 2

 

FLASH FLOOD ALERT

"Flash Flood  Potential Rains" expected in vulnerable Districts of Malakand, Hazara, Mardan, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Lahore Divisions & Kashmir on Mon/Tue, and in DGKhan, DIKhan, Zhob, Sibbi, Naseerabad Divisions on Tue/Wed.

 

----Sd---    

 Imran Ahmad Siddiqi

Spokesman

 


 

Date:   August 10, 2013

Time :  1800 hrs

 

Weather Advisory

 

Monsoon would remain active during the coming week

Widespread rains predicted in the country

Met Office informed that Monsoon is very likely to enter in its active phase on Monday, producing widespread rains with scattered heavy falls in the country during the week. Heavy at times very heavy rains are expected in Islamabad, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), NE Balochistan and Kashmir during Monday to Wednesday that may generate Urban & Flash Flooding in the vulnerable areas.

Met Office informed that a low pressure area has developed over central parts of India (North Madhya Pradesh) which is likely to move northwest ward in next 24 hrs, and then it may persist over North India (adjoining areas of northwest Madhya Pradesh, East Rajasthan & southwest Uttar Pradesh) during next 3-4 days. Under the influence of this low pressure area strong to very strong monsoon current will penetrate in NE Pakistan (Upper Punjab & Kashmir) during the week. Cold Air associated with a fresh westerly wave is also likely to grip upper parts of Pakistan on Monday. Due to the interaction of Monsoon Currents and Cold Air over northern parts of the country, widespread heavy to very heavy rains are expected over Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala & Lahore Divisions), Upper KPK (Hazara, Mardan, Peshawar & Kohat Divisions) and Kashmir during Monday to Wednesday. Scattered heavy rains are also expected in central parts of the country (D.G.Khan, D.I.Khan, Zhob, Sibbi & Naseerabad Divisions) during the period.

All concerned authorities are advised to remain ALERT during the week, particularly from Monday to Wednesday.
 

----Sd---    

 Dr. Muhammad Hanif

DIRECTOR


 

Date:   August 3, 2013

Time :  0900 hrs

 

Flash Flood Advisory 2
 

 

More Flash Flooding predicted in Balochistan today

Pakistan Meteorological Department

 
Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Warns by extending its previous Advisory for Flash Flooding in Balochistan for another 12 hrs, from 1000 PST to 2200 PST (3-8-2013), that widespread heavy down pours in the province would generate more flash flooding in the local rivers, streams and barsati nullahs of the province, particularly in the vulnerable areas of Sibbi, Naseerabad, Kalat & Makran divisions during the period.
 

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Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan

Deputy Director

 

 


 

 Date:   August 2, 2013

Time:  2000 hrs

Flash Flood Advisory

 

Heavy rain fall predicted in D G Khan, Zhob, Sibi, Nasirabad and Kalat divisions

Pakistan Meteorological Department

 

 

PMD warns ! Due to widespread/heavy rains, there is risk of flash flooding in the  hill torrents and Barsati Nullahs of D G Khan, Zhob, Sibi, Nasirabad and Kalat divisions tonight and tomorrow morning from 2200 PST (2nd Aug.2013) to 1000 PST (3rd Aug.2013).

 

 

 

 

----Sd---    

Muhammad Afzal

Spokesman PMD

 


 

  Date:   August 1, 2013

Time:  1900 hrs

Press Release

 

Flash Flood Warning in Balochistan

Pakistan Meteorological Department

 

 

 

PMD Warns! Due to heavy rain in Naseerabad, Sibbi and Kallat divisions tonight, there is Risk of Flash Flooding in the Barsati nullahs of Loralai, Kohlu, Musakhail, Sibbi, Bolan, Dera Bugti, Naseerabad, Jhalmagsi and Khuzdar districts tonight and tomorrow morning.

 

 

 

----Sd---    

Imran Ahmad Siddiqi

Spokesman PMD

 


 

Date:   26th July, 2013

Time:  1600 hrs

Press Release

 

SHAWAAL LIKELY TO COMMENCE IN THE COUNTRY FROM AUGUST 09, 2013

Pakistan Meteorological Department

 

           

The current astronomical analysis by Pakistan Meteorological Department suggests that there is a fair chance of sighting the new moon of Shawaal, 1434 Hijri in the evening of 08th August, 2013, in the southern parts the country. Therefore, the month of Shawaal, would commence from 09th August, 2013 on Friday, subject to confirmation by the Central Ruet-e- Hilal Committee.

 

According to PMD, the following threshold values of the astronomical parameters are essential for sighting the new moon of Shawaal, 1434Hijri.

  • Age of the new moon should be more than 31 hours and 20 minutes at the time of twilight for sighting new moon of Shawaal, whereas this time it is more than 40 hours in most parts of the country.

  • Minimum duration for the new moon after sunset should be more than 41 minutes whereas at this occasion, it is more than this at a number of stations in Sindh and Balochistan.

  • The positions of the new moon and its angles at the time of sunset are also favorable for sighting of the new moon throughout the country.

 

As such conditions for the sighting the new moon of Shawaal, on August 08th, 2013 are consonant with the prescribed criteria in the southern parts of country (Sindh and Balochistan), therefore, 1st day of Shawaal would start from 09th August, 2013 on Friday and Eid-ul Fitr would be celebrated in the on Friday 09th August, 2013 subject to confirmation by the Central Ruet-e- Hilal Committee.

           

Partly cloudy/cloudy weather is expected in the southern parts of the country on the evening of 8th August 2013.

 

 

----Sd---    

Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan

Spokesman PMD


Date: 25th, June 2013

                                                                                                          Time: 1500 PST

Press Release

 

Onset of Monsoon in the country from 29th June, 2013

 Heat wave conditions will subside on Thursday/Friday

 
Met-Office predicted onset of monsoon rains in the country from 29th June and this spell will persist for 02 to 03 days. The spell is mainly focused on upper parts of the country.
Spokesman of Met Office informed that weak monsoon currents have started penetrating in Kashmir and other upper parts of the country that may produce isolated rain/thundershowers in Kashmir, Islamabad, Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Lahore and Gujranwala divisions) and KP (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar and D I Khan divisions) during next 02 to 03 days, while  isolated dust-thundershowers is also expected in Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Multan Bannu, Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad divisions and Gilgit-Baltistan.

 
A westerly wave is expected to enter in northern parts of the country on Thursday evening. Due to the interaction of monsoon currents & westerly wave, rains/thundershowers with isolated heavy falls are expected in upper KP (Malakand, Hazara and Peshawar divisions), Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Lahore and Gujranwala divisions), GB-Kashmir and Islamabad from Thursday (evening) to Sunday.

 

(Spokesman)



Date: 10th, June 2013

Time: 1500 PST

Press Release

Widespread Rain-thundershowers predicted in the country during the current week

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) predicts first pre-monsoon weather system likely to grip upper and central parts of the country from Wednesday evening/night and may continue till the start of next week.

Spokesman of PMD informed that a pre-monsoon weather system is approaching towards the southeastern parts of the country and likely to spread towards the upper parts on Wednesday evening. Under the influence of this rain bearing system, pre-monsoon rainfall is expected to start in Kashmir, Northeast Punjab and Southeast Sindh on Tuesday (night) and likely to continue in different parts of the country till Monday.

Met-Office predicted the pre-monsoon showers with dust-thunderstorm over Islamabad, upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Gujranwala and Lahore divisions), Lower Sindh (Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad and Karachi divisions), southeast Balochistan (Kalat, Makran & Naseerabad divisions) and Kashmir in next 36-48 hrs and the prevailing extreme heat wave  is likely to subside in most parts of the country from Wednesday/Thursday. Thunderstorm-Rain is also expected at scattered places in south Punjab, Upper Sindh, lower KP and Gilgit-Baltistan during the period.  

Spokesman of PMD also informed that a fresh westerly wave is also expected to approach upper parts of the country on Wednesday (evening)/Thursday that would interact with pre-monsoon currents and as a result, widespread thunderstorm-rain associated with strong gusty winds and heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places is expected in Upper Punjab (Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala and Sargodha division), Upper KP (Hazara, Malakand, Peshawar and Kohat division) and Kashmir between Thursday-Sunday.   

Spokesman further informed that there is high probability of early onset of monsoon rains in Pakistan this year.

 

----Sd---    

Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan

Spokesman PMD


Dated: 22nd May, 2013      

Time: 1700 PST       

 Press Release

 

Dust storm with Rain-Thundershowers predicted in Upper Parts of the Country during the weekend

Pakistan Meteorological Department predicted the prevailing severe heat wave conditions to continue during the current week.

Spokesman of Pakistan Meteorological Department informed that the prevailing severe heat wave conditions are likely to continue in the plain areas of the country till Friday. The day temperatures are expected to increase 1-3 oC in Punjab and Sindh during next two days.

Scattered dust storm with isolated rain/thundershowers in Islamabad, KP, northern Punjab, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir would bring some relief from the current extreme heat during the weekend.


Today’s hottest place was Jaccobabad = 50oC,
Highest temperatures of some other cities are:

Noorpurthal, Sibbi, Bhakker, Larkana = 49oC, Shaheed-Benazirabad, Moenjodaro, Dadu, Padidan, Sukkar, Bahawalnager = 48oC, Islamabad = 41oC, Lahore = 47oC, Karachi = 37oC, Peshawar = 43oC, Quetta = 35oC, Multan = 45oC, Murree = 30oC & Muzaffarabad = 42oC

       

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Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan

                                                                                Deputy Director

                                                                                 NWFC, Islamabad


Dated: 09th May, 2013      

Time: 1400 PST       

 Press Release

 

Scattered Duststorms with isolated rain/thunder-showers predicted in next 2-3 days

 

Met Office predicted scattered duststorm with isolated rain/thunder-showers in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) at evenings/nights of next 2-3 days.

Spokesman of Met Office informed that a weak weather system is likely to grip central parts of the country on Friday and upper parts on Saturday/Sunday. Under the influence of this weather system, scattered dust storms accompanied by gusty winds and isolated thunder/showers are expected in Punjab and KP on Friday and Saturday. Rain with thunderstorm is also expected in Kashmir on Saturday/Sunday.
 
The farmers of Punjab and KP are advised to take precautionary measures regarding harvested wheat crop during next 2-3 days.

                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                               Spokesman


Dated: 18th April, 2013      

Time: 1800 PST       

 Press Release

Widespread rain predicted in parts of the country during coming week

Pakistan Meteorological Department predicted intermittent widespread rain/thundershowers with gusty winds over central parts of the country from Sunday to Wednesday.

Spokesman of Pakistan Meteorological Department informed that a westerly weather system (Western Disturbance) is approaching towards the country and likely to enter Pakistan on April 21, 2013. As a result, intermittent widespread rain/thundershowers with gusty winds are expected in (upper Sindh, southern Punjab, Eastern Balochistan and KP) and at scattered places in upper Punjab, GB and Kashmir from Sunday to Wednesday. The possibility of hailstorm in plains of upper Sindh, Punjab and KP cannot be ruled out during the period.

The barani and irrigated areas of wheat and cotton crops in Sindh, Punjab and KP would receive scattered rain/thundershowers with gusty winds during the period. The farmers are therefore advised to take necessary precautionary measures to avoid severe weather impacts on wheat crop and keep the harvested crop/ fodder on safe places to avoid any loss during rainy days.

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Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan

                                                                                Deputy Director

                                                                                 NWFC, Islamabad


Dated: 5th April, 2013      

Time: 1600 PST       

 Press Release

Widespread rain predicted in Balochistan on Sunday/Monday

Pakistan Meteorological Department predicted widespread rain/thundershowers with scattered heavy falls in Balochistan and scattered rain/thundershowers in Sindh on Sunday/Monday.

Spokesman of Pakistan Meteorological Department informed that an active weather system presently giving rains in Iran and UAE is heading towards Pakistan and is likely to grip Balochistan on Sunday. Under the influence of this weather system, widespread rain/thundershowers (with scattered heavy falls in Makran and Kalat divisions) are expected in Balochistan on Sunday and Monday. Rain/thundershowers accompanied by gusty winds (with isolated heavy falls) is also expected in Sindh (including Karachi), Punjab and Islamabad on Monday/Tuesday. Isolated rain/thundershowers may also occur in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir on Monday/Tuesday.

The irrigated areas of wheat and cotton crops in Sindh and Punjab would receive scattered rain/thundershowers with gusty winds on Monday/Tuesday. The farmers are therefore advised to take precautionary measure during the period.

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Muhammad Farooq

                                                                                Meteorologist

                                                                                 NWFC, Islamabad


 

Dated: 20th March, 2013      

Time: 1600 PST       

 Press Release

More Rains Predicted in the Coming Few Days

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) predicted more rains at scattered places in upper and central parts of the country from Friday to Sunday.

Spokesman of PMD informed that another westerly weather system presently giving rainfall over Arabian Peninsula is heading towards Pakistan and likely to enter Balochistan on Friday.

Under the influence of this weather system scattered rain with thunderstorm is expected in north Balochistan on Friday. Rain thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds is also expected at scattered places of KP and upper Punjab including Islamabad from Friday (evening) to Sunday.

Isolated heavy falls accompanied by hailstorm may also occur in KP (Malakand, Peshawar, Bannu and Kohat divisions), Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi and Sargodha divisions) and Kashmir during the period. Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir are also likely to receive rainfall during the period.

The wheat farmers of irrigated areas are advised to take precautionary measures during next few days.

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Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan

                                                                                Deputy Director

                                                                                 NWFC, Islamabad


 

Dated: 25th February, 2013      

Time: 1530 PST       

 Press Release

 

Widespread rain predicted in Khyber Pakhtunkhawa on Tuesday/Wednesday

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) predicted widespread rain/thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills in the upper/central parts of country on Tuesday/Wednesday.

Spokesman of PMD informed that another westerly wave has entered in Balochistan that would grip upper and central parts of the country on Tuesday. Under the influence of this weather system widespread rain/thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills is expected in Khyber-Pakhtunkhawa (with scattered heavy falls in Peshawar, Kohat and Bannu divisions) on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Scattered rain/thunderstorm is expected in Punjab (with isolated heavy falls in Rawalpindi and Gujranwala divisions), Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan during the period. Scattered rain/thunderstorm is also expected in Northeast Balochistan (Quetta, Zhob, Kalat and Sibbi divisions) tonight and Tuesday. The possibility of hailstorm at isolated places in the plains of Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhawa cannot be ruled out during the period.

The barani areas of KP and Punjab are expected to receive good rains during the period.

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Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan

                                                                                Deputy Director

                                                                                 NWFC, Islamabad


Dated: 24th February, 2013      

Time: 1800 PST       

 Press Release

 

Last spell of current winter predicted during next 3 days

Pakistan Meteorological Department predicted another spell of winter rains during coming 3 days that would be the last spell of current winter before spring-onset.

Spokesman of PMD informed that a westerly wave is heading towards Pakistan which is likely to grip Balochistan on Monday evening and upper parts of the country on Tuesday. Under the influence of this weather system scattered rain with thunderstorm is expected over Balochistan on Monday(evening)/Tuesday. Scattered rain/thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills is also expected in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, Punjab, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir on Tuesday/Wednesday.

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  (Spokesman)


Dated: 19th February, 2013      

Time: 1700 PST       

 Press Release

More Rains/Snow predicted in the coming days

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) predicted more rains with snowfall over the hills at a number of places in the country during coming few days.

Spokesman of PMD informed that another westerly wave is likely to enter in Balochistan on Wednesday evening that would grip most parts of the country on Thursday/Friday. Under the influence of this weather system widespread rain with snowfall over the hills is expected in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa (KP), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir on Friday and Saturday. While scattered rain is expected over most parts of north Balochistan and upper Sindh from Wednesday evening to Friday.

The barani areas of KP and Punjab are expected to receive good rains on Friday and Saturday.

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 M. Aleem ul Hassan

Deputy Director, NWFC


Dated: 5th February, 2013      

Time: 2000 PST       

Press Release:

 

RECORD BREAKING SNOWFALL IN NORTHERN AREAS OF PAKISTAN

Met Office informed that record breaking snowfalls have been received in the Northern areas of the country during the current wet spell.

 

Chief amount of snowfall (Feet) received at different stations are:

Malam Jabba=10, Kalam=06, Murree=02, Parachinar=02, Skardu=02, Drosh, Dir & Astore=01

 

In addition to snowfall this system produced widespread rainfall over different parts of the country which contributes positively towards the water resources and agriculture.

 

Chief amount of rainfall (mm) received at different stations are:

Rawalakot=219, SaiduSharif=212, Kakul=209, Chirat=184, MalamJabba=183, Rawalpindi=174, Islamabad=172, Risalpur=168, Garidupatta=167, L.Dir=149, Pattan=134, Muzaffarabad=130, Chakwal=129, Mangla=117, Kalam=112, Peshawar=115, Balakot=110, Drosh=97, Kotli=91, Dir=90, Murree=87, Joharabad=83, M.B.Din=78, Kohat=75, Jehlum=73, Parachinar=69, Chitral=65.

The prevailing weather system has already ceased in Sindh & Balochistan and likely to continue in upper KP, NE Punjab, Kashmir/Gilgit-Baltistan till Wednesday morning. Cold weather conditions are predicted in different parts of the country from tomorrow. Night temperatures are likely to fall 2-4°C in Southern Balochistan, Sindh and south Punjab while 4-6°C in upper Punjab, GB and Kashmir.

 

 M. Aleem ul Hassan

Deputy Director, NWFC

 


 

 

Dated: 2nd February, 2013      

Time: 1800 PST       

Press Release:

Heavy Snowfall Predicted over the hills on Monday/Tuesday

Murree & Galiyat also likely to receive Heavy Snowfall

Pakistan Meteorological Department predicted that current weather system is likely to intensify on Sunday evening. Under the influence of this weather system, widespread snowfall heavy at times is expected over the hills of Malakand, Hazara, Murree, Galiyat, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir on Monday and Tuesday while hailing is also expected at isolated places in the plains of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab including Islamabad during the period.

Spokesman of PMD informed that heavy snowfall ranging 3 to 4 feet may occur over the hills of higher altitude (more than 7000 feet) and 2 to 3 feet snowfall over the hills at lower altitude (5000 – 7000 feet) during the period.

The heavy snowfall may cause the closure of link roads and the possibility of avalanches/landslides cannot be ruled out in the areas mentioned above during the period.

 

                                                                                                                    M. Aleem ul Hassan

Deputy Director, NWFC

 


 

Dated: 1st February, 2013      

Time: 1530 PST       

Weather Advisory

Widespread Rains/Snow predicted from Sunday to Tuesday

Heavy Snowfall expected over the hills on Monday/Tuesday

 

Pakistan Meteorological Department predicted that an active weather system is likely to approach western parts of Pakistan on Saturday and it would produce widespread rain/snow with heavy falls in the country from Sunday to Tuesday.

 

Balochistan

Widespread rain (with isolated heavy falls in Makran and Kalat divisions) is expected in the province on Sunday and Monday. Isolated snowfall is also expected over the hills of northern Baluchistan during the period.

 

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)

Widespread rain (with scattered heavy falls in Peshawar, Kohat, Hazara and Malakand divisions) is expected in the province from Sunday to Tuesday. Heavy snowfall is also expected over the hills of Malakand and Hazara divisions on Monday and Tuesday.

 

Punjab/Islamabad

Widespread rain (with scattered heavy falls in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha divisions and Islamabad) is expected over upper Punjab on Monday and Tuesday while at scattered places over southern Punjab during the period.

Heavy snowfall is predicted in Murree on Monday and Tuesday.

 

Sindh

Scattered rain over upper Sindh (Sukkar and Larkana divisions) and isolated rain in lower parts of the province on Sunday/Monday.

 

Gilgit-Baltistan/Kashmir

Widespread rain/snow with scattered heavy falls from Sunday to Wednesday.

 

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  Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan

 Deputy Director