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Date: September 12th, 2018
Time: 1500 PST

Press Release

Rain predicted for up coming weekend

Met Office informed that the monsoon currents from Arabian Sea are likely to penetrate in upper parts of the country from Friday. A westerly wave is also likely to affect the upper parts of the country from Friday. Under the influence of these weather conditions:

·     Rain-thundershowers with gusty winds are expected at scattered places in upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad divisions), Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir, while at isolated places in Zhob, D.G.Khan, Multan divisions from Friday to Sunday.

·         Hailstorm and windstorm/duststorm are also likely in sub-mountainous areas of Punjab, KP and Kashmir during the forecast period.

Spokesman


Date: August 31th, 2018
Time: 1700 PST

Press Release

After signing ceremony of Exchange of Notes and Grant Agreement between Mr. Asad Umer, honorable Minister for Finance, Govt. of Pakistan and Mr. Kazuyuki NEKANE, honorable State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan, for installation of weather radar at Multan through grant assistance and to witness  the newly constructed weather radar with the grant assistance of the Government of Japan Mr. NEKANE paid post signing visit to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), Head Quarters Office, Islamabad today on 31-08-2018. The visiting honorable minister was briefed about the importance of radar and its products that would be available to PMD for regular monitoring of the weather systems.

 Dr. Ghulam Rasul, Director General, PMD briefed the honorable minister in detail. He paid thanks to the Govt. and the people of Japan for provision of assistance for the Pakistani community since long. He also thanked the Japanese government for providing a state-of-the-art technology project for flood early warning of Lai Nullah basin. The project was completed in 2007 and since then no casualty was observed due to flooding in Lai Nullah. The project is one of the most successful projects of Government of Japan for Pakistan. The honorable minister visited various facilities of the newly installed weather radar and took keen interest in these products. He also assured of continuous support for PMD to mitigate the losses from natural disasters.

Spokesman


Date: August 20th, 2018
Time: 1600 PST

Press Release

Rain expected during Eid Holidays

Spokesman of Met-Office informed that weak monsoon currents are prevailing in upper parts of the country which seems to be strengthening from Friday. Under these conditions the expected weather during Eid days would be;

Rain-thundershower with gusty winds is expected at isolated places in Hazara, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Kalat divisions, Islamabad and Kashmir on Wednesday and Thursday and at scattered places in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu divisions, Islamabad and Kashmir on Friday.

Spokesman


Date: August 3rd, 2018
Time: 1600 PST

Press Release

More Monsoon Rains Expected during the coming week

Met Office informed that the weak monsoon currents are continuously penetrating in upper parts of the country and likely to strengthen from Sunday. A westerly wave is also likely to influence the upper parts of the country onTuesday/Wednesday. Under the influence of these weather systems;

Rain-thundershowers with gusty winds are expected at scattered places in Upper KP (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat divisions), Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Bahawalpur, Sahiwal divisions), Eastern Sindh (Mirpurkhas & Thatta divisions), Northeast Balochistan (Zhob, Kalat divisions), Islamabad and Kashmir, while at isolated places in Lower KP (Bannu & D.I.Khan divisions), Central/South Punjab (Faisalabad, D.G.Khan & Multan divisions), Upper/Central Sindh (Hyderabad, Shaheed Benazirabad, Sukkur & Larkana divisions) and Gilgit-Baltistan from Monday to Wednesday.

Heavy falls are also expected at isolated places in Malakand, Hazara, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala divisions, Islamabad and Kashmir during the period.

Spokesman


Date: July 23rd, 2018
Time: 1645 PST

Press Release 

Monsoon Rains Likely to Continue During theWeek

Met Office informed that the monsoon currents are continuously penetrating upper and central parts of the country and likely to continue in coming days. Another westerly wave is also likely to influence the upper parts of the country from Thursday. Under the influence of these weather systems; 

·        Rain-thundershowers with gusty winds is expected at scattered places in Malakand, Hazara, Mardan, Peshawar, Kohat, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha divisions, Islamabad and Kashmir.

·        Moderate rain-thundershowers are also expected at isolated places in KP ( Bannu, D.I. Khan divisions), Punjab ( Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Multan, D.G.Khan and Bahawalpur divisions), Balochistan (Zhob and Kalat divisions) and Gilgit-Baltistan till Sunday.

·        Isolated heavy falls are also expected in Hazara, Malakand, Mardan, Peshawar, Kohat, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala and Lahore divisions, Islamabad and Kashmir during Thursday –Saturday.

 

Spokesman


Date: July 20, 2018
Time: 1645 PST

Press Release

Rain expected during Election Day (25th July, 2018)

Spokesman of Met-Office informed that monsoon currents of moderate intensity are expected to penetrate in upper and central parts of the country from Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal during the election period. Under the influence of these weather conditions the weather on Election Day is as follows:

  • Rain-thundershower with gusty winds is expected at scattered places in Lahore, Sargodha, Peshawar, Malakand, Hazara, Mardan, Kalat divisions, FATA and Kashmir, while at isolated places in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, D.G.Khan, Kohat, Bannu, D.I.Khan and Zhob divisions.

  • Hot and humid weather conditions are likely to prevail in Sindh, Balochistan and other plain areas of the country.

Spokesman


Date: July16, 2018
Time: 1530 PST

Press Release

Monsoon Rains Likely to Continue During theWeek

Met Office informed that the monsoon currents are continuously penetrating in upper and eastern parts of the country and likely to continue in coming days. A westerly wave is also likely to influence the upper parts of the country around weekend. Under the influence of these weather systems; 

·        Rain-thundershowers with gusty winds is expected at scattered places in Malakand, Hazara, Mardan, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore divisions, Islamabad and Kashmir.

·        Light to moderate rain-thundershowers are also expected at isolated places in KP (Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, D.I. Khan divisions), Punjab (Sargodha, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Multan, D.G.Khan and Bahawalpur divisions) Balochistan (Zhob and Kalat divisions), Sindh (Mirpurkhas division), FATA and Gilgit-Baltistan up till Sunday.

·        Isolated heavy falls are also expected in Hazara, Malakand, Mardan, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala and Lahore divisions Islamabad and Kashmir during Wednesday-Saturday.

 

 

Spokesman

 

 


Date: July 09, 2018
Time: 1600 PST

Press Release

 

Second spell of Monsoon Rain expected during this week

 

Spokesman of Met-Office informed that Monsoon currents from the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal have started to penetrate north-eastern parts of the country. These currents are likely to intensify from Thursday. A westerly wave is also expected to prevail over the upper parts of the country from Wednesday.

·         Under the influence of these meteorological conditions, the monsoon rains are likely to commence over Kashmir, upper Punjab and upper KP in next 48 hours.

·         More rain-thundershowers with gusty winds is expected at scattered places in Islamabad, upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad divisions), Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat divisions), FATA and Kashmir, while at isolated places in Bannu, D I Khan, Sahiwal, Multan divisions from Thursday to Sunday.

·         Rain is also likely to occur at isolated places in Sindh province and north Balochistan on 14th and 15th July.

·         Heavy to very heavy falls are also expected at isolated places in Kashmir, Gujranwala, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Hazara and Malakand divisions from 13th to 15th July.

 

 Spokesman 


Date: June 13, 2018
Time: 1400 PST

Press Release

Rain expected during Eid Holidays

Spokesman of Met-Office informed that pre monsoon rain is likely to start from Saturday in Pakistan. Moist currents will start to penetrate on Friday and rain-thundershower is expected in the country such as;

Rain-thundershower with gusty winds/duststorm is expected at scattered places in Islamabad, upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad divisions), Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, FATA and Kashmir, while at isolated places in Sahiwal division during Eid days (Saturday, Sunday and Monday).

Spokesman


Date: May 30, 2018
Time: 13:30 PST

Press Release

Intense Heat wave likely to develop over Punjab, upper Sindh

Spokesman of Met office has informed that mainly dry weather is likely to prevail during the next 4-5 days. There is 30% chance of isolated rain/duststorm in Rawalpindi and Malakand divisions during next 5 days. Most parts of the country will remain in the grip of the intense heat with temperatures above 40°C in sub mountainous areas of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and AJK, while around 50°C in interior Sindh, southern and central Punjab and eastern Balochistan. However, the sea breeze will restore gradually from Friday along the coastal belt bringing Karachi temperature to normal range of 35-37°C during next week.

Spokesman


Date: May 27, 2018
Time: 14:00 PST

Press Release   

Marking exact Qibla direction

Muslims around the globe will have an opportunity to mark exact Qibla direction, at 14:18 PST on Monday 28th May, 2018. On this day, the sun will shine over head Qibla Shareef (Khana e Kaba)  enabling the ummah to ascertain their exact Qibla direction, in their respective areas of residence. For the purpose, fix a stick on the ground vertically and the shadow of the stick will indicate the Qibla direction at above mentioned time.

 

Spokesman


Date: May 27, 2018
Time: 10:00 PST

Press Release   

Heat Wave Alert for Karachi 

Met office informed that another Heat wave of moderate/severe intensity will engulf Karachi and suburbs from Tuesday to Thursday (29-31 May 2018). Day temperatures will remain 40-44ºC during this period. Sea breeze will remain cut-off and wind from northwest to north will dominate.  

 

Spokesman


Date: May 25, 2018
Time: 1430 PST

Press Release 

Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm (MEKUNU) in Arabian Sea

 

The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (MEKUNU), intensified into an Extremely Severe Tropical Cyclone and now lies (0900 UTC) closed to southern coast of Oman, near 16. 0° N and 54.4° E, at 115 km southeast of Salalah (Oman). The MEKUNU will continue to move in N/NW direction and is likely to cross the Salalah coast during next 12 hours, as a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm with maximum sustained surface wind speed of 160 – 170 km/hr gusting to 180 km/hr.

The Cyclone MEKUNU is currently located at 1306 km southwest of Gwadar and 1630 km from Karachi. None of the area of Pakistan’s coast is under threat by this cyclone.

Spokesman


 

Date: May 24, 2018
Time: 1430 PST

Press Release   
 

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (MEKUNU) in Southwest Arabian Sea

 

The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (MEKUNU), after intensification, is now located near latitude 14.0° N and 55.5° E. It is likely to further intensify during next 24 hrs, and will continue to move north-ward (towards southern coast of Oman & adjoining coast of Yemen). The real-time regional meteorological data and most of the models are indicating that the MEKUNU will cross the coast on Friday evening/night as a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm with wind speed of 150-160 Km/hr gusting to 180 Km/hr.

The Cyclone MEKUNU, at 0900 UTC, is located at 1436 km south-west of Gwadar and 1700 km from Karachi. None of the area of Pakistan’s coast is under threat by this very severe tropical cyclone.

 

Spokesman


Date: May 23, 2018
Time: 1200 PST

Press Release   
 

                                                                          Tropical Cyclone (MEKUNU) in Arabian Sea

The Depression in Southwest Arabian Sea has intensified into a Cyclonic Storm (MEKUNU) and now lies at near latitude 11.2° N and 56.0° E. It is likely to further intensify into a Severe Cyclonic Storm during next 24 hrs, and will continue to move Northwest-ward (towards Yemen-Oman coast).The Tropical Cyclone MEKUNU is presently located approximately at 1700 km south of Gwadar and 1940 km southwest of Karachi. None of the area of Pakistan’s coast is under threat by this tropical cyclone.

 

Spokesman

 


Date: May 22, 2018
Time: 1200 PST

Press Release   
 

Potential Tropical Cyclone in Arabian Sea

Yesterday’s well marked low pressure area over southwest Arabian Sea now lies as a “Depression” near latitude 9.50N and 57.00E approximately 1330 Km south of Masirah island, Oman. It is very likely to intensify into a Tropical Storm during next 24 hrs, and is expected to move north-westwards (towards Yemen-Oman coast).

Cyclone Warning Centre of PMD is regularly monitoring the intensity and track of this strong weather system.

Spokesman


 

Date: May 21, 2018
Time: 1400 PST

Press Release   
 

Potential Cyclonic Activity in Arabian Sea

The persistence of clouds over South Arabian Sea shows an area of convection with a potential of development of a cyclonic circulation over there.

Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre-Karachi of Pakistan Meteorological Department is monitoring the local and regional meteorological conditions regularly and a weather advisory, in case of any cyclonic activity, will be issued accordingly.

 

Spokesman


Date: May 18, 2018
Time: 1500 PST

Press Release   

Heat Wave Alert for Karachi 

Heat Early Warning System of PMD issued an ALERT for Karachi and informed that hot to very hot weather is likely to prevail in Karachi during next 5-6 days. Maximum temperature is expected to remain in the range of 40-43 C during the period. Sea breeze is likely to remain cut-off and wind from north west is expected to prevail during this period. 

Spokesman


Date: April 13, 2018
Time: 1600 PST

Press Release   

Rain-Thundershowers predicated in the country during next week 

Met Office informed that a Shallow westerly wave is likely to affect western and upper parts of the country from Saturday night. Under the influence of this weather system;

  • Rain-thundershowers with gusty winds is expected at scattered places in  KP, FATA, Islamabad, Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Lahore divisions) Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan while at isolated places northeast-Balochistan, central/southern Punjab (Multan, Bahawalpur, D.G.Khan, Sahiwal and Faisalabad divisions) during Sunday to Friday.

  • There is high risk of landslides in mountainous and sub mountainous areas of KP, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan and Isolated events of hailstorm are also likely during the period.

  

Spokesman


Date: April 06, 2018
Time: 1600 PST

Press Release   

Rain-Thundershowers with duststorm predicated in the country during Sunday to Tuesday

Met Office informed that a moderate westerly wave is likely to enter in western parts of the country from Sunday and likely to grip central and upper parts of the country on Monday. Under the influence of this weather system; 

·         Rain-thundershowers with gusty winds is expected at scattered places in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Lahore, Faisalabad divisions), Islamabad, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan from Sunday to Tuesday with intervals. The system may persist over Malakand division, GB and Kashmir till Wednesday.

·         Rain-thundershowers is also expected at isolated places in Northeast Balochistan, central/southern Punjab (Multan, D.G. Khan, Bahawalpur, Sahiwal divisions) during Sunday to Tuesday.

·         Rain/thunderstorm is also expected in upper Sindh (Sukkur and Larkana divisions) on Sunday/Monday.

·        Duststorm/Hailstorm also expected plain areas of Punjab, KP and upper Sindh during the period.

 

Spokesman


Dated: 26th March, 2018

Press Release   

 

MoU signed with Engro Fertilizers Ltd, Karachi for Provision of Climate Services

to the Farmers of Punjab and Sindh

A signing ceremony of “Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) and Engro Fertilizers Limited (EFERT), Karachi” was held at PMD headquarters office Islamabad today on 26th March, 2018. The team of experts of PMD (including Chief Meteorologist, Research & Development and Director of National Agromet Centre) was led by Dr. Ghulam Rasul, Director General, PMD while the EFERT team was led by Dr. Muhammad Umair Aslam, Desktop Agronomist, Agri Business Solutions Division, Engro Fertilizer Limited, Karachi.
 

 


PMD and EFERT will establish a Farmers Advisory Service for Wheat-Rice belt of Punjab and Sindh provinces. Mainly EFERT would acquire weather forecast from PMD and will prepare advisory for the farmers in consultation with agriculture experts accordingly. Besides, field staff of EFERT will update PMD about the actual on going agronomic conditions on regular basis. EFERT will support PMD for maintenance / operation of the agromet network and explore resources for expansion of network.

At the end of the ceremony, representatives of the institutions thanked each other for taking such initiative to strengthen the cooperation between two organizations for providing comprehensive advisory services to the farmers of major agricultural plains of the country.

 

                                                                                                                                                      

Spokesman


Date: March 09, 2018

Time: 1600 PST

Press Release

 

Rain-Thundershowers predicated in the country during the coming week

Met Office informed that a westerly wave is likely to approach upper and central parts of the country from Monday night. Under the influence of this weather system; 

·        Rain-thundershowers with gusty winds (with snowfall over the hills) is expected at scattered places in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha divisions), Islamabad, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan on Tuesday and Wednesday intermittently. The system may persist over Malakand division, GB and Kashmir till Thursday.

·         Rain-thundershowers is also expected at isolated places in Quetta, Zhob, Lahore, Gujranwala D.G.Khan, Multan, Sahiwal, divisions occasionally during Monday to Wednesday.

·         The system may trigger Duststorm/Hailstorm in plain areas of Punjab and KP during the period.

 

Spokesman

 


 Date: Feb 27, 2018
Time of issue: 1600 PST

Press Release

  

Rain predicated in the country on Thursday and Friday

Met office informed that westerly wave is likely to enter western parts of the country on Wednesday and likely to grip upper parts of the country on Thursday. Under the influence of this weather system: 

·         Rain-thunderstorm with gusty winds is expected at scattered places in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Faisalabad and Lahore divisions), Islamabad, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan on Thursday/ Friday.

·         Rain-thunderstorm (snowfall over the hills) with gusty winds is expected at isolated places in Quetta, Zhob, Kalat and Sukkur divisions on Wednesday night/Thursday.

·         Snowfall over the hills is also expected in Malakand, Hazara divisions, Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Murree and Galliyat during the period.

 

Spokesman 


Date: Feb 09, 2018

Time: 1600 PST

Press Release

 

Rain/Snowfall predicated in the country on Sunday and Monday 

Met office informed that westerly wave is likely to enter western parts of the country on Saturday and likely to grip upper/central parts of the country on Sunday and likely to persist over Malakand, Gilgit-Baltistan intermittently for few days. Under the influence of this weather system: 

·        Rain-thunderstorm (with snowfall over the hills) of light to moderate intensity is expected at scattered places in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Faisalabad and Lahore divisions), Islamabad, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan on Sunday and Monday.

·         Rain-thunderstorm is expected at isolated places in Quetta, Zhob, D.G.Khan, Multan, Sahiwal and Bahawalpur divisions on Sunday.

·         Snowfall is also expected in Malakand, Hazara divisions, Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Murree and Galliyat during the period.

Spokesman further informed that this rain will be beneficial for rabi crops.

 

 

Spokesman 


 Date: January 31, 2018
Time of issue: 1230 PST

Press Release

Earthquake Press Release

            An earthquake with following preliminary parameters is recorded by Seismic Network of PMD:

 

Date  : 31-01-2018

Origin Time :  12:07 PST

Magnitude : 6.2

Latitude: 36.61 N

Longitude: 70.97 E      

Depth: 169km    

Region: Hindukush Region, Afghanistan

 

Felt at Chitral, Dir, Swat, Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore, Faisalabad, Abbot bad, Mansehra, Chinot, Jhang, Sargodha as per reports.

 

                     --Sd--

(Zahid Rafi)

Director
PMD, Islamabad


  Date: January 26, 2018
Time of issue: 1500 PST

Press Release 

Rain/Snowfall predicated on Monday/Tuesday


Met office informed that a fresh westerly wave is likely to enter in western parts of the country on Sunday and likely to grip upper parts of the country on Monday and may persist over northern areas till Wednesday.
Under the influence of this weather system:

 

·         Rain-thunderstorm is expected at scattered places in Malakand, Hazara, Mardan, Quetta, and Zhob divisions, FATA, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir while at isolated places in Bannu, Peshawar, Kohat, Kalat, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha divisions and Islamabad on Monday / Tuesday.

·         Snowfall is also expected in Malakand division, Gallyat, Naran, Kaghan, Murree, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan during the period.

 

Spokesman