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Pakistan Meteorological Department

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Press Releases

Issue Date: 11 May, 2021 18:50

More rain-wind/Thunderstorm predicted in Upper/ Central parts during next (04-05) days

Met Office informed that present westerly weather system is likely to persist for next (04-05) days. Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Rain-wind/thunderstorm with isolated heavy falls (a few Hailstorm) is expected in Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Kohat, Bannu, Peshawar, Mardan, Kurram, Waziristan, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Sargodha, Bhakkar, Khushab, Mianwali, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Narowal, Sialkot, Lahore, Kasur, Faisalabad, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh till Sunday with occasional gaps.
  • Rain-wind/dust thunderstorm is expected in Dera Ghazi Khan, Layyah, Multan, Sahiwal, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan on Saturday/ Sunday.
  • Rain- wind/ dust thunderstorm is also expected in Quetta, Zhob, Sibbi, Kohlu, Ziarat, Harnai, Chaman, Sukkur, Shaheed Benazirabad, Dadu, Hyderabad, Larkana and Jaccobabad on Saturday and Sunday.

Note:

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

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 13 April, 2021 16:07

Rain-wind/Thunderstorm predicted in Upper/ Central parts during next 04 to 05 days

Met Office informed that westerly weather system is likely to enter western and upper parts of the country on Wednesday(night) and likely to persist till Saturday. Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Rain-wind/thunderstorm (a few Hailstorm) is expected in Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Kohat, Bannu, Peshawar, Kurram, Waziristan, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree, Attock, Chakwal from Wednesday (evening/night) to Sunday.
  • Rain-wind/thunderstorm (a few Hailstorm) is expected in Jhelum Sargodha, Bhakkar, Khushab, Mianwali, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Narowal, Sialkot, Lahore, Kasur, Faisalabad, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan and Jhang on Wednesday (night) to Saturday.
  • Rain- wind/thunderstorm is expected in Quetta, Zhob, Sibbi, Kohlu, Nokkundi, Dalbandin, Kalat, Ziarat, Harnai, Chaman, Sukkur, Larkana and Jaccobabad on Thursday/Friday.

Note:

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

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 4 April, 2021 14:34

Dust-Thunderstorm with rain predicted in Upper/Central parts of the country during next 2 to 3 days

Met Office informed that westerly weather system is likely to enter in the country on Sunday(night) and likely to persist till Wednesday. Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Rain-wind/thunderstorm (a few Hailstorm) is expected in Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Kohat, Bannu, Peshawar, Kurram, Waziristan, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree, Attock, Chakwal from Sunday (night) to Wednesday.
  • Rain-wind/thunderstorm (a few Hailstorm) is expected in Jhelum Sargodha, Bhakkar, Khushab, Mianwali, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Narowal, Sialkot, Lahore, Kasur, Faisalabad and Jhang on Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Rain- wind/thunderstorm is expected in Quetta, Zhob, Ziarat and Chaman from Sunday (night) to Tuesday.
  • Dust-thunderstorm/ rain is expected in Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan Sukkur, Larkana and D.I. Khan during the period.

Note:

Farmers are advised to take precautionary measures during the forecast period

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 30 March, 2021 13:38

First Heat Wave of the Season likely during the week.

Met office has informed that mainly hot and dry weather is expected during the week due to which heat wave conditions are likely in most plain areas of the country.

  • Sindh, Southern Punjab, Eastern & Southern Balochistan will remain in the grip of very hot and dry weather from Tuesday to Saturday. Temperatures are also likely to rise in most sub mountainous areas of the country.
  • Dust raising winds are expected in Sindh and Balochistan during the period.
  • Day temperatures are expected to be remain above normal (04-06°C) in most plain areas.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 18 March, 2021 16:21

Rain/Thunderstorm predicted from Sunday to Tuesday.

Met Office informed that a strong westerly wave is likely to enter in the country on Saturday (Night) and likely to grip upper and central parts on Sunday and may persist till Tuesday. Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Rain-wind-thunderstorm is expected in Quetta, Zhob, Ziarat, Chaman, Qila Saifullah, Sibbi, Barkhan, Kalat, Khuzdar, Shaheed Benazirabad, Jaccobabad, Sukkar and Larkana from Saturday (evening/night) to Monday.
  • Rain-wind/thunderstorm (with few moderate to heavy falls) is expected in Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Kohat, Peshawar, Kurram, Waziristan, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, D.G. Khan, Multan, Sahiwal, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Bhakkar, Layyah, Mianwali, Sargodha, Khushab, Hafizabad, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sheikhupura, Narowal, Kasur and Okara from Sunday to Tuesday. Hailstorm is also expected at few places during the period.
  • Isolated rain-thunderstorm is also expected in Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Islamabad, Potohar region, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Hafizabad, Narowal, Lahore and Kasur on Wednesday.
  • Heavy rain fall may trigger landslides in the vulnerable areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir during Monday and Tuesday.

Note:

Rain thunderstorm is expected in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Abbottabad, Lahore, Gilgit and Muzaffarabad on 23rd March during the morning hours.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 9 March, 2021 15:14

Rains predicted in Upper/Central parts of the Country during coming 4/5 days

Met Office informed that a strong westerly wave is likely to enter in Pakistan on Wednesday and likely to persist till Sunday. Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Rain/thunderstorm (isolated heavy falls) with snowfall over the high mountains is expected in Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Kohat, Peshawar, Kurram, Waziristan, Bannu, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal and Jhelum from Wednesday to Sunday with occasional gaps
  • Rain-wind-thunderstorm (with hailstorm) is expected in D.I. Khan, Bhakkar, Mianwali, Layyah, Sargodha, Khushab, Hafizabad, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sheikhupura, Narowal, Kasur and Okara during Wednesday(night) to Sunday with occasional gaps.
  • Rain-wind-thunderstorm is also expected in Quetta, Zhob, Ziarat, Chaman, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Khanewal, Sahiwal, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Sukkur and Larkana on Thursday(night) and Friday.

Note:

Heavy rain fall may trigger landslides in the vulnerable areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir from Thursday to Sunday.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 1 January, 2021 14:45

First Rain/snow of 2021 predicted in Upper parts of the Country

Met Office informed that 1st rain/snow of 2021 is expected from Sunday(evening) to Tuesday. A strong westerly wave is likely to enter in Pakistan on Sunday and likely to grip upper parts of the country on Monday. Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Rain/thunderstorm (isolated heavy falls) with snowfall over the hills is expected in Kashmir, Islamabad, Potohar region, Gujrat, Sialkot. Narowal Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Lahore, Sheikhupura and Kasur during Sunday (evening) to Tuesday.
  • Rain with snowfall over the hills is expected in Gilgit-Baltistan, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Kohat, Peshawar, Kurum, during Monday/Tuesday. Rain is also expected in Mianwali, Khushab, Jhang, Sahiwal, Okara, T. T Singh, Faisalabad and Sargodha during the period.

Note: Heavy rain fall may trigger landslides in the vulnerable areas of Kashmir during Monday/Tuesday.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 24 December, 2020 15:32

Rain and snowfall predicted in upper/central parts of the country during the weekend.

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

  • Rain with snowfall over the hills is expected in Quetta, Zhob, Ziarat, Barkhan and Qila Saifullah during Saturday (evening/night)/Sunday.
  • Rain with snowfall over the hills is expected in Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Kohat, Peshawar, Kurum, Bannu, Waziristan, D.I Khan, Islamabad, Potohar region, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Jhang, Sialkot, during Saturday (evening/night) to Monday (morning).
  • Light rain is also expected in Multan, Sahiwal, Okara, D. G Khan, T. T Singh, Faisalabad, Bhakkar and Layyah on Sunday.
  • Murree, Galliyat, Dir, Sawat, Kohistan, Shangla, Mansehra, Astore, Hunza Valley, Neelum Valley, Bagh and Rawalkot may receive good snowfall during the period.
  • Cold wave conditions are likely to grip upper parts of the country. Foggy conditions may intensify in plain areas of the country with frost in Potohar region and adjoining areas after this wet spell.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 9 December, 2020 16:34

More Rain and snowfall predicted in the country from Thursday to Saturday

Met Office informed that present weather system is likely to persist till Saturday. Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Rain-thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills is expected in Quetta, Zhob, Awaran, Lasbella, Ziarat, Barkhan, Khuzdar, Sibbi, Naseerabad, Turbat and Qila Saifullah, Sukkur and Larkana during Thursday/Friday.
  • Rain-thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills is expected in Chitral, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Kohat, Peshawar, Buner, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Kurum, Bannu, Waziristan, Islamabad, Potohar region, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Jhang, Sialkot, Sahiwal, Okara, T. T Singh, Faisalabad, Bhakkar, Layyah, Multan, D. G Khan, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during Friday/ Saturday.
  • Murree and Galliyat may receive good rain/snowfall on Friday/Saturday.
  • Landsliding may occur in hilly areas of Kashmir, Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa and Gilgit-Baltistan during Friday/Saturday.
  • Temperature are likely to fall and foggy conditions intensify after this wet spell.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 5 December, 2020 21:22

Rain and snowfall predicted in the country during coming Week

Met Office informed that a westerly weather system is likely to approach western and upper parts of the country from Sunday (night) and expected to persist in upper parts till Wednesday (morning). Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Rain with snowfall over the hills is expected in Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Kohistan, Mansehra and Abbottabad, from Monday to Wednesday.
  • Rain-thunderstorm is expected in Bannu, Kohat, Charsadda, Mardan, Peshawar, Kurum, D. I. Khan, Waziristan, Islamabad, Potohar region, Bhakkar, Mianwali, Khushab, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sialkot and Lahore during Monday to Tuesday
  • Rain-thunderstorm with Snowfall over hills is also expected in Quetta, Zhob, Ziarat, Qila Saifullah and Qila Abdullah on Monday/Tuesday.
  • Murree and Galliyat may also receive rain/snowfall on Monday/Tuesday.

Spokesperson