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Date: July 18, 2019
Time: 1700 PST

Press Release

 Monsoon Activity likely to Persist in Upper /  Central parts of the Country till Monday

Met Office informed that moderate monsoon currents from Arabian Sea are still penetrating in upper and central parts of the country and likely to continue till Monday. Under the influence of this weather system, more wind-thunderstorm/rains (isolated moderate to heavy falls) are expected at scattered places in Kashmir, Islamabad, Hazara, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Sahiwal, Faisalabad divisions, while at isolated places in Malakand, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat, Bannu, Zhob, Bahawalpur, D.G. Khan and Sukkur divisions during the period.

Note: Possibility of landslides in Hazara division and Kashmir cannot be ruled out during the period due to persistent rains.

All concerned authorities are advised to remain vigilant during the forecast period.

 

Spokesman


Date: July 11, 2019
Time: 1500 PST

Weather Advisory

 More Monsoon Rains Thundershowers Predicted in Northern Half of the Country from Friday to Thursday

Met Office informed that moderate monsoon currents from Arabian Sea are continuously penetrating in northeastern parts and likely to strengthen in upper parts of the country from Friday evening/night. Westerly wave is also expected to enter upper parts of the country on Sunday. Due to this following weather is expected:

  • Widespread rain thundershower (few moderate to heavy falls) with windstorm is expected in Kashmir, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Lahore, Faisalabad, Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat, Bannu divisions from Friday evening/night to Thursday.

  • Rain dust thundershower is expected at isolated places in Zhob, D.I.Khan, D.G.Khan, Multan, Bahawalpur and Sahiwal divisions from Sunday evening/night to Thursday.

  • Heavy to very heavy falls are also expected at isolated places in Hazara, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore divisions, Islamabad and Kashmir during the period.

Note: Heavy falls may generate flash flooding in local nullah/riverine of Hazara, Gujranwala, D.G.Khan divisions and Kashmir and may trigger landslides in Hazara division and Kashmir. Possibility of urban flooding in Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi divisions cannot be ruled out during the period.

All concerned authorities are advised to remain ALERT and take precautionary measures during the forecast period.

 

 

         Spokesman


Date: July 03, 2019
Time: 1600 PST

Press Release

            Rain/Dust-thundershower Predicted in upper and central parts of the country during next couple of days

Met Office informed that weak to moderate monsoon currents are penetrating north eastern parts of the country, and likely to strengthen during the forthcoming days. Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Rain-dust/thunderstorm associated with strong gusty winds expected at isolated places in Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad divisions, Islamabad, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan from Thursday to Sunday.
  • Rain-dust/thunderstorm associated with strong gusty winds expected at isolated places in Zhob, D.I Khan, D.G Khan and Multan divisions from Friday (evening) to Sunday.
  • More rain-dust/thundershower (few moderate to heavy falls) associated with strong gusty winds expected at scattered places  in Islamabad, upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad divisions), Kashmir from Monday to Thursday, while at isolated places in D.G Khan division, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat, Bannu and D.I Khan divisions) during the period.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Spokesman


Date: June 21, 2019

Time: 1500 PST

Press Release

Installation of Weather Surveillance Radar at Sukkur

A signing ceremony on the Minutes of Discussions on the project “Installation of Weather Surveillance Radar at Sukkur in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan” was held in Pakistan Meteorological Department, today at 11.00 am on 21-06-2019. The ceremony was attended, besides JICA Expert Team, by officials from NDMA, FFC. The project would be funded by Government of Japan through grant.

It worth to mention that Government of Japan is assisting Pakistan Meteorological Department through provision of grant-in-aid for the last three decades. Some of the projects currently in progress are:

  1. Recently completed project, titled, “Establishment of Specialized Medium Range Weather Forecasting Center (SMRFC) and Strengthening of Weather Forecasting System in The Islamic Republic of Pakistan” with worth Pak Rs. 2.50 billion. The project is comprises state-of-the-art technology Weather Radar, High Powered Computing System and Wind Profilers at Islamabad and Multan.

  2. Ongoing project, titled, “Installation of Weather Surveillance Radar at Multan in Islamic Republic of Pakistan” worth Pak Rs. 1848.650 million.

  3. Another project, “Installation of Weather Surveillance Radar at Karachi in Islamic Republic of Pakistan” would likely to start by the end of this year. The total project worth is Pak Rs. 1848.650 million.

These projects after completion would ultimately strengthen the capabilities of Pakistan Meteorological Department in issuing Early Warning on Floods.

Spokesman


Date: June 17, 2019

Time: 2100 PST

Final alert                                                                                                     

Depression over Northeast Arabian Sea

The Tropical Cyclon “VAYU” having moved northeastwards, weakened into a depression and now lies over Northeast Arabian Sea (near Indian Gujarat coast).

The system is likely to cross the Gujarat coast late tonight/early morning of 18 June

The sea conditions are still rough/very rough over Northeast Arabian Sea, the fisherman are therefore advised not to venture into deep sea till evening of 18 June.

  This is the last alert issued for this system

Fig. Satellite imagery at 2100 PST, 17th June 2019            


 

Date: June 17, 2019

Time: 1100 PST

Tropical Cyclone Alert-9

 

Severe Cyclonic Storm “VAYU” in the Arabian Sea

The severe Cyclonic Storm (SCS)“VAYU” in the East Arabian Sea has weakened into a Cyclonic Storm and now lies centred around Lat.22.8°N and Long.66.8°E at 0800 PST of 17 June 2019 at 330 km South of Karachi. The maximum sustained surface winds are 65-80 km/hour gusting to 90 km/hour around the system centre.

TC VAYU is likely to further weaken into a depression by evening/night today. Under the influence of this system, isolated Dust/Thunderstorm-light showers are expected in coastal region of Thatta district.

The fishermen of Sindh are advised not to venture in open sea till tomorrow, as the sea conditions are likely to continue to be rough.

 

                                   

                                                           Fig. Satellite imagery at 0800 PST, 17th June 2019


Date: June 16, 2019

Time: 1100 PST

Tropical Cyclone Alert-8 

Severe Cyclonic Storm “VAYU” in the Arabian Sea

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (VSCS)“VAYU” in the East Arabian Sea has moved in northwest direction during last six hours and weakened into a Severe Tropical Storm. VAYU now lies centered around Lat.21.2°N and Long.65.5°E at 0800 PST of 16 June 2019 at 440 km South/southwest of Karachi. The maximum sustained surface winds are 100-110km/hour gusting to 125km/hour around the system centre.

TC VAYU is likely to recurve towards northeast and further weaken into a Cyclonic Storm by mid night today. Under the influence of this system, isolated Dust/Thunderstorm-light showers are expected in coastal region of Thatta district.

The sea breeze is likely to resume today evening and heatwave condition likely to ease out.

The fishermen of Sindh are advised not to venture in open sea till Monday evening/night, as the sea conditions are likely to be very rough/high.

Note: All concerned authorities of Sindh province are requested to remain alert and take precautionary measures during coming days regarding the impact of TC VAYU.

 

                                                                 

                                                                                     Fig. Satellite imagery at 0900 PST, 16th June 2019                         


Date: June 15, 2019

Time: 1100 PST

Tropical Cyclone Alert-7

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm “VAYU” in the Arabian Sea

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (VSCS)“VAYU” in the East Arabian Sea remained practically stationary with slight westward drift during last 6 hours, now lay centered around Lat.20.7°N and Long.67.4°Eat 0800 PST of 15 June 2019 at a distance of about 475 km South of Karachi. The maximum sustained surface winds are 120-130 km/hour gusting to 145 km/hour around the system centre.

TC VAYU is likely to move in westerly direction during next 18-24 hours and then recurve towards northeast and start weakening. Under the influence of this system, few Dust/Thunder-showers are expected in Thatta district.

The sea breeze is likely to remain cut-off today and heat wave to persist in Lower Sindh including Karachi.

The fishermen of Sindh are advised not to venture in open sea till Sunday/Monday morning, as the sea conditions are likely to be very rough/high.

Note: All concerned authorities of Sindh province are requested to remain alert and take precautionary measures during coming days regarding the impact of TC VAYU.

 

Fig. Satellite imagery at 0900 PST, 15th June 2019 


Date: June 14, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                   Time: 1100 PST

Tropical Cyclone Alert-6

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm “VAYU” in the Arabian Sea

 

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (VSCS) “VAYU” in the East Arabian Sea has moved further northwestward during last 12 hours, now lay centered around Lat. 21.0°N and Long. 68.5°E at 0800 PST of 14 June 2019 at a distance of about 410 km South of Karachi. The maximum sustained surface winds are 135-145 km/hour gusting to 160 km/hour around the system centre.

TC VAYU is likely to move in North-westerly direction for some time and then remain practically stationary. Under the influence of this system, few Dust/Thunder-showers are expected in southeast Sindh (Thatta and Badin districts) today.

The seabreeze is likely to remain cut-off on 14-15 June and heatwave conditions will prevail in Lower Sindh including Karachi.

The fishermen of Sindh are advised not to venture in open sea till Sunday evening, as the sea conditions are likely to be very rough/high.

Note: All concerned authorities of Sindh province are requested to remain alert and take precautionary measures during coming days regarding the impact of TC VAYU.

Fig. Satellite imagery at 0800 PST, 14th June 2019 


Date: June 13, 2019

Tropical Cyclone Alert-5                                                                                                                                                                          Time: 1100 PST

 

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm “VAYU” in the Arabian Sea

 

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (VSCS) “VAYU” in the East Arabian Sea has moved further north-northwestward during last 6 hours, now lay centered around Lat.20.4.N and Long.69.5E at 0800 PST of 13 June 2019 at a distance of about 540 km Southeast of Karachi. The maximum sustained surface winds are 150-160 km/hour gusting to 175 km/hour around the system centre.

TC VAYU is likely to continue to move in northwesterly direction. Under the influence of this system, scattered Dust/Thunder-showers are expected in southeast Sindh (Thatta, Badin and Tharparkar districts) on Thursday-Friday. While isolated Dust-thundershowers may occur in rest of Sindh during the period.

The seabreeze is likely to remain cut-off on 13-15 June and heatwave conditions will prevail in coastal areas of Sindh including Karachi.

The fishermen of Sindh are advised not to venture in open sea during Wednesday evening to Friday evening, as the sea conditions are likely to be very rough/high.

Note: All concerned authorities of Sindh province are requested to remain alert and take precautionary measures during coming days regarding the impact of TC VAYU.

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Fig. Satellite imagery at 0900 PST, 13th June 2019 


Date: June 12, 2019

Tropical Cyclone Alert-4                                                                                                                                                                          Time: 1100 PST

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm “VAYU” in the Arabian Sea

Tropical Cyclone “VAYU” in the East Arabian Sea has intensified as Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (VSCS) and moved further north-northwestward during last 6 hours, now lay centered around Lat.18.N and Long.70.0E at 0800PST of 12 June 2019 at a distance of about 725 km southeast of Karachi. The maximum sustained surface winds are 135-145 km/hour gusting to 160 km/hour around the system centre.

TC VAYU is likely to continue to move in northerly direction. Under the influence of this system, widespread Dust/Thunder-showers with scattered heavy to very heavy falls are expected in southeast Sindh (Thatta, Badin and Tharparkar districts) on Thursday and Friday. While scattered/isolated Dust-thundershowers may occur in rest of Sindh during the period.

The seabreeze is likely to remain cutoff on Thursday-Friday (13-14 June) which can lead to heatwave like conditions in coastal areas of Sindh including Karachi.

The fishermen of Sindh are advised not to venture in open sea during Wednesday evening to Friday evening, as the sea conditions are likely to be very rough/high.

Note: All concerned authorities of Sindh province are requested to remain alert and take precautionary measures during coming days regarding the impact of TC VAYU.

                            

Fig. Satellite imagery at 0700 PST, 12th June 2019  


Date: June 11, 2019

Cyclone Alert-3                                                                                                                                                                                       Time: 2000 PST

Tropical Cyclone “VAYU” in the Arabian Sea

 Tropical Cyclone “VAYU” in the East Arabian Sea has moved further northward during last 8 hours and slightly intensified now laying centred around Lat.16.5N and Long.70.8E at 2000PST of 11 June 2019 at a distance of about 1000 km south of Karachi. The maximum sustained surface winds are 80-90km/hour gusting to 110 km/hour around the system centre.

 TC VAYU is likely to intensify further into a Very Severe Tropical Cyclone during next 12-18 hours and continue to move in northerly direction. Under the influence of this system, widespread Dust/Thunder-showers with isolated heavy falls are expected in southeast Sindh (Thatta, Badin and Tharparker districts) on Thursday/Friday. While scattered/isolated Dust-thundershowers may occur in rest of Sindh during the period.

 The seabreeze is likely to remain cutoff on Thursday/Friday which can lead to heatwave like conditions in coastal areas of Sindh including Karachi.

 The fishermen of Sindh are advised not to venture in open sea during Wednesday evening to Friday evening, as the sea conditions are likely to be very rough/high.

 Note: All concerned authorities of Sindh province are requested to remain alert during coming days regarding the impact of  TC VAYU.

                                              

 

Fig. Satellite imagery at 0900 PST, 11th June 2019


Date: June 11, 2019

Cyclone Alert-2                                                                                                                                                                                      Time: 1100 PST

Tropical Cyclone “VAYU” in the Arabian Sea

Yesterday’s deep depression in the East Arabian Sea having moved North/Northwest-ward intensified into a Tropical Cyclone “VAYU” and lay centred around Lat.14.7N and Long.70.6E at 0800PST of 11 June 2019. The Tropical Cyclone “VAYU” currently locates at a distance of about 1150 km south of Karachi. The maximum sustained surface winds are 70-80km/hour gusting to 90 km/hour around the system centre.

The system is likely to intensify further into a Severe Tropical Cyclone by evening today and will continue to move in northerly direction during next 24 hours.

Under the influence of this system, widespread Dust/Thunder-showers with isolated heavy falls are expected in southeast Sindh (Thatta, Badin and Tharparker districts) on Thursday/Friday. While scattered/isolated Dust-thundershowers may occur in rest of Sindh during the period.

The seabreeze is likely to remain cutoff on Thursday/Friday which can lead to heatwave like conditions in coastal areas of Sindh including Karachi.

The fishermen of Sindh are advised not to venture in open sea during Wednesday evening to Friday evening, as the sea conditions are likely to be rough/very rough.

Note: All concerned authorities of Sindh province are requested to remain alert during coming days regarding the impact of TC VAYU.

                                                             

Fig. Satellite imagery at 0900 PST, 11th June 2019


Date: June 10, 2019

Time: 1100 PST

Cyclone Alert

Potential Cyclonic Activity in the Arabian Sea

The Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre of PMD informed that the well-marked low-pressure area in the East Arabian Sea has strengthened into a depression and lay centred around Latitude 11.7N and Longitude 71.0E, at a distance of about 1500 km south of Karachi. The system is likely to move initially North/Northwest-ward and strengthen further into a Tropical Cyclone during next 36 hours. Currently none of Pakistan coastal area is under threat from this system.  

However, the fishermen of Sindh are advised to remain alert and not to venture in deep sea. The authorities and stakeholders are requested to abreast them of system updates through PMD website.

               

                                    

                                          Fig. Satellite imagery at 0900 PST of today the 10th June 2019

                                                                                      Spokesman


Date: May 13, 2019

Time: 1500 PST

Press Release

More dust-thunderstorm/rain predicted in the country during current week

Met Office informed that a shallow westerly wave is affecting upper and central parts of the country and likely to intensify on Wednesday. Under the influence of this weather system dust-thunderstorm/rain is expected at scattered places in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Islamabad, Balochistan, Upper Sindh, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir from Wednesday to Saturday. Isolated heavy fall is also expected in Makran, Kalat, Zhob and D.G Khan divisions on Wednesday/Thursday. Cloudy weather with few chances of dust-thunderstorm with light rain also expected along Sindh-Makran coast including Karachi during Thursday and Friday.

Due to this weather system, day temperatures likely to remain (4-6)°C below normal in different parts of the country during the period.

 

                                                                                       Spokesman


Date: April 20, 2019
Time: 1400 PST

Press Release

Dust-Thunderstorm/rain predicted in Upper & Central parts of the country from Tuesday to Thursday

Met Office informed that westerly wave is likely to enter western parts on Tuesday and may affect upper and central parts till Thursday and persist over northern areas till Friday. Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Widespread dust-thunderstorm/rain (few moderate to isolated heavy falls) associated with strong gusty winds is expected in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from Tuesday to Thursday, while in Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from Tuesday to Friday.
  • Dust-thunderstorm/rain associated with strong gusty winds is expected at scattered places in Northeast Balochistan (Quetta,  Kalat, Zhob, Nasirabad & Sibbi divisions), Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Faisalabad and Lahore divisions), Islamabad from Tuesday to Thursday, while in central/southern Punjab (Multan, D.G.Khan, Sahiwal and Bahawalpur divisions), at isolated places in Sukkur division on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Hailstorm is also expected at isolated places in upper Punjab, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Kashmir during the period.

 

Note: Farmers are advised to take precautionary measures during the forecast period.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Spokesman

 


Date: April 12, 2019
Time: 1500 PST

Press Release

Dust-thunderstorm/rain predicted in the country from Saturday to Wednesday

Met Office informed that a shallow westerly wave is presently affecting upper and central parts of the country. This weather system is likely to intensify on Sunday (evening/night) and grip most parts of the country on Monday. Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Dust-thunderstorm/rain is expected at scattered places in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northeast Balochistan, upper Punjab, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir on Saturday.

  • Widespread dust-thunderstorm/rain (with few moderate to isolated heavy falls) is expected in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan & Kashmir from Monday to Wednesday.

  • Widespread dust-thunderstorm/rain (with few moderate to isolated heavy falls) is also expected in Balochistan from Sunday evening to Tuesday.

  • Dust-thunderstorm/rain is expected at scattered places in Sindh (Sukkur, Larkana, Sh.Benazirbad, Hyderabad and Karachi divisions) on Monday and Tuesday.

  • Hailstorm is also expected at isolated places during the period.

Note: Heavy falls may generate flash flooding in local nullah/riverine in Makran, Quetta, Zhob, D.G khan divisions on Monday/Tuesday. Heavy rains may trigger landslides in Malakand, Hazara divisions, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Farmers are advised to take precautionary measures during the forecast period.

All concerned authorities are advised to remain ALERT.

Spokesman


Date: March 08, 2019
Time: 1400 PST

Press Release

More Rain/Snow predicted in the country from Saturday (night) to Monday

Met Office informed that a westerly wave is likely to enter Balochistan on Saturday (night) and likely to grip parts of the country on Sunday. Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Widespread rain-thunderstorm and snowfalls over the hills (with isolated heavy falls) accompanied by gusty winds is expected in Balochistan from Saturday (night) to Sunday, while at scattered places in Sindh (Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad, Hyderabad divisions), at isolated places in Karachi division on Sunday.

  • Widespread rain-thunderstorm and snowfalls over the hills (with few moderate to isolated heavy falls) accompanied by gusty winds is also expected in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Islamabad, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir from Sunday to Monday.

Note: Heavy falls may generate flash flooding in local nullah/riverine in Quetta, Zhob, Sibbi and Kalat divisions on Sunday and may trigger landslides in Malakand, Hazara divisions, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir on Monday. All concerned authorities are advised to remain ALERT and take precautionary measures during the period.

Spokesman


Date: February 27, 2019
Time: 1500 PST

Weather Warning:

Rain thunderstorm associated with windstorm in Balochistan, Sindh & Southern Punjab

Met office warned that according to the latest weather analysis rain thunderstorm (with heavy falls) accompanied by windstorm (gusting 80-120 km/h) as predicted on 26th February, 2019 may create untoward situation in parts of Balochistan on Friday (night) to Saturday while in Sindh including Karachi and Southern Punjab (D.G.Khan, Multan and Bahawalpur divisions) on Saturday.

Note: All concerned authorities and general public are advised to take precautionary measures during the period.

 

Spokesman


Date: February 26, 2019
Time: 1500 PST

Weather Advisory:

More widespread rains predicted in the country from Friday to Monday (morning)

Met office informed that a strong rain bearing system is likely to approach Balochistan on Thursday (night) and likely to grip southern parts of the country on Friday and may persist in upper parts till Monday (morning). Under the influence of this weather system:

·         Widespread rain-thunderstorm (with isolated heavy falls) associated with windstorm is expected in Balochistan from Thursday (night) to Sunday (Morning), while at scattered places in Sindh on Friday and Saturday.

·         Widespread rain-thunderstorm (with few moderate to isolated heavy falls & snowfall over the hills) with  strong gusty winds also expected in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Islamabad, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir from Friday (night) to Monday (morning).

Note: Heavy falls may cause flash flooding in local nullah/riverine of Balochistan and hill torrents of DG Khan from Friday (evening/night) to Saturday and trigger landslides in Malakand, Hazara, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir during Saturday and Sunday. All concerned authorities are advised to remain ALERT during the period.

 

Spokesman


Date: February 15, 2019
Time: 1600 PST

Press Release

More Rain/Snow predicted in the country during the coming week

Met office informed that a strong rain bearing system is likely to enter in the country on Sunday (evening/night) and is likely to persist till Friday.

  • In the initial phase Rain with snowfall over the hills is expected at scattered places in northeastern Balochistan (Quetta, Zhob, Kalat divisions), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha and Faisalabad divisions), Islamabad, Gilgit Baltistan, Kashmir during Sunday (evening/night) and Monday.

  • In the final phase this weather system is likely to further intensify on Tuesday evening/night and may persist till Friday. Under the influence of this weather system:                                                                                                                                                                                                               Widespread rain-thunderstorm (with few moderate to scattered heavyfalls) is expected in Balochistan, while at scattered places in Sindh on Tuesday (evening) to Thursday. While in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Islamabad, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir till Friday.

Note: Heavy falls may trigger landslides in Malakand, Hazara, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir and may cause flash flooding in local nullah/riverine of Balochistan and hill torrents of DG Khan on Wednesday and Thursday.

 

 

Spokesman


Date: February 03, 2019
Time: 1600 PST

Press Release

 

Rain/Snow predicted in the country from Monday to Wednesday

Met Office informed that a westerly wave is likely to enter western parts of the country on Monday, likely to grip different parts on Tuesday and may persist till Wednesday. Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Widespread rain-thunderstorm (with few moderate to isolated heavy falls) is expected in Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan& Kohat divisions), Northeast Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore divisions), Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from Tuesday to Wednesday night. Snowfall over hills is also expected in Malakand division (Swat, Chitral, Kalam, Malamjabba & upper Dir), Hazara division, Murree, Galliyat, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan during the period.

  • Rain-thunderstorm is expected at scattered places in Lower Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Bannu, D.I. Khan divisions) and Punjab (Sargodha, Faisalabad, Multan, Bahawalpur, D G Khan & Sahiwal divisions) on Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • Rain-thunderstorm (with snowfall over the hills) is expected at scattered places in Balochistan (Quetta, Zhob, Kalat, Makran divisions) on Monday and Tuesday.

  • Light rain is also expected at isolated places in Upper Sindh (Sukkur, Larkana divisions) on Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

Spokesman


Date: January 28, 2019
Time: 1400 PST

Press Release

Rain/Snow predicted in the country during mid of the week

Met Office informed that westerly wave is likely to enter western parts of the country on Tuesday (evening/night), likely to grip different parts on Wednesday and may persist in upper parts till Thursday. Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Widespread rain-thunderstorm (with few moderate to isolated heavyfalls) is expected in Upper Khyber Paktunkhwa (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat & Mardan divisions), Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Lahore, Faisalabad divisions), Islamabad, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir from Wednesday to Thursday (night). Snowfall over hills is also expected in Malakand division (Swat, Chitral, Kalam, Malamjabba & upper Dir), Hazara division, Murree, Galliyat, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan during the period.

  • Rain-thunderstorm is expected at scattered places in Lower Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Bannu, D.I.Khan divisions) and Southern Punjab (Multan, Bahawalpur, D.G.Khan & Sahiwal divisions) during Wednesday/Thursday.

  • Rain-thunderstorm (with snowfall over the hills) is expected at scattered places in Balochistan (Queta, Zhob, Kalat, Makran, Naseerabad & Sibbi divisions), Sindh (Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad, Hyderabad, Karachi divisions) on Wednesday.

Note: Moderate to heavyfalls can trigger landslides in Malakand, Hazara divisions, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during Wednesday to Thursday.

                                                                                                                                              Spokesman


Date: January 18, 2019
Time: 1400 PST

Press Release

Rain/Snow predicted in the country from the weekend

Met Office informed that a fresh westerly wave is likely to enter western parts of the country on Saturday and likely to grip most parts on Sunday. Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Widespread rain (with few moderate to isolated heavy falls) expected in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat divisions), upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Sahiwal divisions), Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from Sunday to Wednesday. Snowfall (moderate to heavy intensity) over hills is also expected in Malakand division (Swat, Chitral, Kalam, Malamjabba & upper Dir), Hazara division, Murree and Galliyat, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan during the period

  • Rain is expected at scattered places in Quetta, Zhob, Kalat, Makran, D.I.Khan, Bannu, D.G.Khan divisions from Saturday (evening/night) to Sunday. Light rain is also expected in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Larkana, Bahawalpur, Multan divisions on Sunday.

Note: Moderate to heavy rain with snowfall can trigger landslides/avalanches in Malakand, Hazara division, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from Monday to Wednesday. All concerned authorities are advised to remain ALERT during the period.

                                                                                                                                              Spokesman


 

Date: January 08, 2019
Time: 1500 PST

Press Release

Rain/Snow predicted in parts of the country during second half  of week

Met Office informed that a fresh westerly wave is likely to enter western parts of the country on Thursday (evening/night) and likely to grip different parts from Friday. Under the influence of this weather system:

·         Rain with snowfall over the hills is expected at scattered places in Quetta, Zhob, Bannu, Kohat, D.I.Khan on Thursday (evening/night) and Friday, while Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore divisions, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from Thursday evening/night to Saturday. Snowfall over hills is also expected in Malakand division (Swat, Chitral, Kalam, Malamjabba & upper Dir), Hazara division Murree and Galliyat, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan during the period.

·         Rain is expected at isolated places in D.G.Khan, Multan, Bahawalpur, Sahiwal and Sukkur divisions on Friday/Saturday. Light rain is also expected along Sindh-Makran coast including Karachi during the period.

·         Foggy conditions in plain areas of Punjab and upper Sindh are likely to subside during the period.

                                                                                                                                              Spokesman