National Weather Forecasting Centre, Islamabad
Pakistan Meteorological Department

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Press Releases

Issue Date: 24 September, 2020 14:37

Rain-wind-thunderstorm Predicted in Upper Parts of the Country from Saturday (night) to Wednesday

Met Office informed that a western disturbance is likely to enter upper parts of the country from Saturday (26th Sep, night) and likely to prevail till Wednesday (30th Sep). Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Rain/wind- thunderstorm is expected in Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Jhelum, Chakwal, Mianwali, Khushab, Sargodha, Hafizabad, Gujrat, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad and Kasur during Saturday (night) to Wednesday with occasional gaps. Dust-thunderstorm are also expected in Bhakkar, Layyah, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan and Bahawalpur from Sunday to Tuesday.
  • This weather system will subside the Prevailing hot weather conditions in upper and central parts of the country.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 2 September, 2020 14:05

Rain subsided in Karachi, More rains predicted in upper parts on Thursday/Friday

Rain subsided in Karachi

Rains in Sindh have subsided and dry weather is expected to prevail in most parts of the Sindh during next 10 days, with one or two brief rains at a few places during the period. Dry weather conditions in Karachi will be supportive for rescue/relief operation during next 10 days.

More rains predicted in upper parts on Thursday/Friday

Rain-thundershower with Isolated heavy falls are expected in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Jhelum, Chakwal, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Gujrat, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Kasur, Okara, Sahiwal, Pakpattan, Bahawalnagar, Dir, Swat, Buner, Shangla, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Mardan, Nowshera, Charsadda, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan on Thursday/ Friday. Heavy falls may generate urban flooding in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore and may trigger landslides in vulnerable areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during the period.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 29 August, 2020 22:12

Widespread moderate/heavy Rains Predicted in Upper parts
in next three days (Sun-Tue)

Impact: Urban/Flash flooding, risk of riverine floods

A strong rainy system is likely to approach in upper parts of the country that will produce widespread rain with heavy fall at a number of places in Punjab, upper KPK, GB/ AJK during Sunday (evening) to Tuesday.

  • Heavy to Very Heavy falls are also expected in Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mandi Bahauddin, Hafizabad, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Kasur, Okara, Faisalabad, Jhang, Sargodha, Mianwali, Khushab, Toba Tek Singh from Monday to Wednesday. Heavy falls may also likely in Rajanpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Bahawalpur, Khanewal, Zhob and Barkhan.
  • Heavy to Very Heavy falls are also expected in Dir, Swat, Buner, Shangla, Kohistan, Haripur, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Peshawar, Charsadda, Swabi, Mardan, Kohat and Kurram from Monday to Wednesday.
  • Heavy rainfall may generate urban/ flash flooding and Land Sliding in Vulnerable Areas from Monday to Tuesday.
  • Flows are expected to increase significantly in rivers, streams and local nullahs.

Note:

All Concerned Authorities are advised to remain ALERT particularly the reservoirs operators/ water managers..

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 28 August, 2020 16:35

More Monsoon Rains predicted in Sindh and Balochistan from Saturday to Monday
(Impact: Aggravation of existing urban flooding and water logging in Lower Sindh)

Met office informed that another monsoon rain bearing system is likely to enter in Sindh on Saturday. Under the influence of this system:

  • Rain/wind-thundershowers, with isolated heavy to very heavy falls, are expected in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Shaheed Benazirabad, Dadu, Tharparker, Nagarparker, Mirpurkhas, Islam Kot, Umar Kot, Sanghar, Sukkur and Larkana from Saturday (evening) to Monday.
  • Rain-thundershowers with isolated heavy falls are also expected in Lasbella, Khuzdar, Awaran, Barkhan, Zhob, Musa Khel, Loralai, Kohlu and Sibbi during Sunday and Monday. Rain-thundershower are also expected in Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Khanpur, Rajanpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Khanewal and Sahiwal during the period.

Note:

Heavy rainfall may further aggravate existing urban flooding/water logging in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Mirpurkhas and Badin on Sunday and Monday. Heavy downpour may generate flash flooding in Sibbi, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella and Dera Ghazi Khan during the period.

All Concerned Authorities are advised to remain ALERT.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 24 August, 2020 16:13

More Monsoon Rains predicted in the country during the week

Impact: Risk of urban flooding/flash flooding and water logging in Lower Sindh


Met office informed that strong monsoon currents will continue to penetrate in the Country during the current week. In Southern parts from Monday to Wednesday and in upper parts from Tuesday to Thursday. Under the influence of this system:

  • Rain/wind-thundershowers, with isolated heavy to very heavy falls, are expected in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Shaheed Benazirabad, Dadu, Tharparker, Nagarparker, Mirpurkhas, Islam Kot, Umar Kot, Sanghar, Sukkur and Larkana from Monday to Wednesday
  • Rain-thundershowers with isolated heavy falls are also expected in Lasbella, Khuzdar, Awaran, Barkhan, Zhob, Musa Khel, Loralai, Kohlu and Sibbi during Monday and Tuesday.
  • Widespread rain/wind-thundershowers (with few heavy falls) are expected in Kashmir, Islamabad, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa and Gilgit-Baltistan from Tuesday to Thursday.

Note:

  • Heavy rainfall may generate urban flooding/water logging in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta and Badin from Monday to Tuesday. Heavy downpour may generate flash flooding in hill torrents of Kalat, Khuzdar and Lasbella during the period.
  • Heavy falls may generate urban flooding in Peshawar, Charsadda, Mardan, Haripur, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Jhelum, Sialkot, Hafizabad, Sargodha, Lahore and Faisalabad on Wednesday and Thursday and may trigger landslides in the vulnerable areas of Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa..
  • All Concerned Authorities are advised to remain ALERT.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 20 August, 2020 15:43

More Rains predicted in Sindh from Friday to Monday

Met office informed that strong monsoon currents are expected to penetrate in Sindh from Friday to Monday. Under the influence of this system:

  • Rain/wind-thundershower, with few moderate to isolated heavy falls, are expected in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Shaheed Benazirabad, Dadu, Tharparker, Mirpurkhas, Umar Kot, Sanghar, Sukkur, Larkana, Lasbella, Khuzdar, Barkhan, Zhob, Musa Khel, Loralai, Kohlu and Sibbi from Friday to Monday.
  • Rain-thundershower are also expected in Bhakkar, Layyah, D. G Khan, Multan, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar and Rajanpur on Friday and Saturday.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 17 August, 2020 17:03

Widespread rains during Wednesday to Friday

Met office informed that strong monsoon currents likely to penetrate from Wednesday that will produce widespread rains in the country during next three to four days such as:

  • Fairly Widespread rain-thundershower expected in Islamabad, Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Mianwali, Faisalabad, Sahiwal), Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa (Chitral, Dir, Swat, Kohistan, Shangla, Abbottabad, Peshawar, Mardan, Charsadda, Kohat) and Kashmir during Wednesday to Friday.
  • Heavy to very heavy falls are expected in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Abbottabad, Charsadda, Mardan, Peshawar, Nowshera and Kashmir.
  • Scattered rain-thundershowers are expected in Bhakkar, Layyah, Multan, D. G Khan, Bahawalpur, Waziristan, Bannu, D. I Khan, Zhob, Musakhel and Barkhan during the period.

Note:

Heavy rainfall may generate flash flooding in local nullah/streams of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir and urban flooding on Thursday/Friday.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 13 August, 2020 15:39

Rain predicted in Sindh during Friday to Sunday

Met office informed that more monsoon currents are expected to penetrate in Sindh from Friday (evening) to Sunday under the influence of this system. • Scattered rain/wind-thundershower, with few/isolated heavy falls, are expected in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Shaheed Benazirabad, Tharparkar, Mirpurkhas, Umar Kot, Sanghar and Mithi from Friday (evening/night) to Sunday.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 7 August, 2020 13:05

More Rain predicted in Balochistan during Friday to Sunday

Met office informed that monsoon low pressure now lies over Sindh and likely to move westwards over Balochistan during Friday evening/night. Under the influence of this weather system strong monsoon currents are expected to penetrate in Balochistan from Friday (evening) to Sunday morning.

  • More rain/wind-thundershower are expected in most parts of Balochistan from Friday to Sunday morning. Heavy falls are expected in Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Awaran, Panjgur, Ketch and Gwadar during the period.
  • Sea condition would remain rough to very rough along Sindh Makran coast. Fisher man are advised not to venture in open sea during the period.

Note:

Heavy downpour may generate flash flooding in local nullahs of Balochistan on Friday and Saturday.

All Concerned Authorities are advised to remain ALERT.

Precautions should be taken in operating the local reservoirs/dams.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 3 August, 2020 14:59

Rain predicted in Sindh and Eastern parts of Balochistan during Thursday to Saturday

A monsoon low pressure from Bay of Bengal is likely to approach Sindh on Thursday (evening/night). Under the influence of this weather system strong monsoon currents are expected to penetrate in Sindh, South Punjab and Eastern Balochistan from Thursday (evening/night) to Saturday.

  • Widespread rain/wind-thundershowers, with isolated heavy to very heavy falls are expected in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Tharparker, Umerkot, Mirpurkhas, Sanghar, Tando Allah Yar, Matiyari, Tando Muhammad Khan, Jamshoro, Dadu and Shaheed Benazirabad from Thursday (evening/night) to Saturday.
  • Scattered rain-thundershowers (with isolated heavy falls) are also expected in Bahawalpur, Rahim yar Khan, Khairpur, Sukkur, Larkana, Kambarshahdadkot, Jacobabad, Kashmore, Ghotki, Kalat, Jaffarabad, Jhalmagsi, Khuzdar, Lasbella and Awaran on Friday and Saturday.

Note:

Heavy downpour may generate urban flooding in Karachi & Hyderabad and flash flooding in hill torrents of Khuzdar on Friday/Saturday.

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

Spokesperson