National Weather Forecasting Centre, Islamabad
Pakistan Meteorological Department

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Press Releases

Issue Date: 19 May, 2022 11:52

Heatwave conditions are Likely to subside during the coming days

Dust-thunderstorm-rain predicted from Thursday (night)

Met Office informed that a westerly wave is likely to enter upper parts of the country on 19th May, Thursday(night) and is likely to persist till 24th May (Tuesday), due to which rain-dust-thunderstorm is expected in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Mansehra, Kohistan, Abbottabad, Haripur, Peshawar, Swabi, Nowshera, Kurram, Kohat, Waziristan, Bannu, Mianwali, Sargodha, Khushab, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum , Hafizabad, M. B Din, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Jhang, T.T Singh, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan (Astore, Ghizer, Gilgit, Diamir, Hunza and Skardu) particularly during afternoon and evening /nights. Temperatures are likely to subside during the forecast period in most parts of the country.

Possible Impacts:

  • Relief is expected in the present heatwave conditions in most parts of the country.
  • Water stress on water (reservoirs), crops, vegetable and orchards may likely to continue.
  • Wind/dust-thunderstorm may cause damages to vulnerable structures in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad/upper Punjab, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir during the forecast period.

Judicious use of water is requested in all aspects of life.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 14 May, 2022 12:29

Heatwave Likely to Persist during Next Week

Met Office informed that most parts of the country are likely to remain in the grip of heatwave like conditions during the next week. However, slight relief is expected in most parts of the country during 14th (evening/night) to 17th May, 2022, that is, mainly due to duststorms/gusty winds, rain-thunderstorm at scattered places in most parts of the country in the afternoon and evening/night. Day temperatures are again likely to rise from 18th May, 2022.

  • Prevailing very hot and dry weather may cause water stress on water (reservoirs), crops, vegetable and orchards.
  • High temperature may cause increased energy and water demand.
  • High temperature may cause heat stroke. Senior citizens and children are more vulnerable.
  • The base flow may further increase in the rivers during the next week.

Possible Impacts:

  • General public is advised to avoid unnecessary exposure to direct sunlight and take precautionary measures.
  • Farmers are advised to manage crop water accordingly.
  • Special care should be taken for the needs of livestock and pets.
  • Judicious use of water is requested in all aspects of life.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 6 May, 2022 12:01

Severe Heat wave conditions predicted during the week

Met Office informed that high pressure is likely to grip upper atmosphere from Sunday. Due to this high pressure day temperatures are likely to increase gradually in most parts of the country from Sunday.

  • Day temperatures are likely to remain 07-09°C above normal in upper Punjab, Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.
  • Day temperatures are likely to remain 06-08°C above normal in Upper and Central Sindh, Central and South Punjab and parts of Balochistan.

Possible Impacts:

  • Very hot and dry weather may cause water stress on water reservoirs, crops, vegetable and orchards.
  • High temperature may cause increased energy demand.
  • High temperatures may increase the base flow in the rivers during the next week.
  • Farmers are advised to manage crop water accordingly.
  • General public is advised to avoid unnecessary exposure to direct sunlight.

NOTE: Judicious use of water is requested in all aspects of life.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 29 April, 2022 11:34

Dust-Thunderstorm/Rain Predicted during Eid Holidays

(Heat Wave Conditions likely to Subside during the Period)

Met Office informed that westerly wave is likely to enter western part of the country from 01st May and likely to persist till 05th May (Thursday). Under the influence of this weather system.

  • Rain-wind/thunderstorm is expected in Chaghi, Noshki, Quetta, Chaman, Pishin, Qila Abdullah, Loralai, Mastung, Zhob, Ziarat, Kalat, Sibbi, Naseerabad, Barkhan, Larkana, Jaccobabad, Sukkur, Rajanpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Layyah, Bhakkar, Multan, Khanewal, Sahiwal, Okara, Pakpattan, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, and Rahimyar Khan from 01st May to 03rd May.
  • Dust-storm is also expected in Karachi, Hyderabad, Shaheed Benazirabad, Mirpurkhas, Thatta and Badin during 01st and 02nd May
  • Dust-thunderstorm/ light rain is expected in D. I Khan, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Waziristan, Murree, Galliyat, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mianwali, Khushab, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Sing, Jhang, Sheikhupura, Lahore, Hafizabad, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Narowal and Gujrat from 02nd to 04th May.
  • Rain-wind/thunderstorm is also expected in Chitral, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Swabi, Nowshera, Mardan, Charsadda, Peshawar, Kohat, Kurum, Gilgit-Baltistan (Diamir, Gilgit, Ghizer, Astore and Skardu), Kashmir (Muzaffarabad, Neelum Valley, Rawalakot, Bagh, Haveli, Kotli, Bhimber, Mirpur, Srinagar, Baramulla, Shupiyan, Anantnag and Leh) from 01st to 05th May.

Possible Impacts:

  • Windstorm may cause damages to vulnerable structures in Balochistan, Sindh during 01st and 02nd May, while in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, Punjab and Kashmir during 02nd and 03rd May.
  • Day temperatures are likely to fall 04-06°c during the forecast period.
  • Rain may cause landsliding in the vulnerable areas of Gilgit-Baltistan from 02nd to 05th May.

NOTE: All concerned authorities are particularly advised to remain 'ALERT' during the forecast period.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 25 April, 2022 14:04

Heat wave conditions predicted during the week

Met Office informed that due to high pressure in the upper atmosphere the day temperatures are likely to increase gradually in most parts of the country from 26th April (Tuesday) to 02nd May (Monday).

  • Day temperatures are likely to remain 06-08°C above normal in Upper and Central Sindh, Central and South Punjab and parts of Balochistan.
  • Day temperatures are likely to remain 05-07°C above normal in upper Punjab, Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.

Possible Impacts:

  • Prevailing very hot and dry weather may cause water stress on water reservoirs, standing crops, vegetable and orchards.
  • Farmers are advised to manage crop water accordingly.
  • General public is advised to avoid unnecessary exposure to direct sunlight.

NOTE: Judicious use of water is requested in all aspects of life.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 16 April, 2022 14:01

Rain -wind/thunderstorm predicted from Monday to Wednesday

Met Office informed that westerly wave is likely to enter western part of the country on 17th April (night) and likely to persist till 20th April (Wednesday). Under the influence of this weather system.

  • Rain-wind/thunderstorm is expected in Chaghi, Noshki, Quetta, Chaman, Pishin, Qila Abdullah, Loralai, Mastung, Zhob, Ziarat, Kalat, Sibbi, Naseerabad and Barkhan on 17th (night) & 18th April.
  • Rain-wind/thunderstorm is expected in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, Murree, Galliyat, Potohar region, Mianwali, Khushab, Bhakkar, Sargodha, Layyah, Dera Ghazi Khan, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Sing, Jhang, Sheikhupura, Lahore, Hafizabad, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Narowal and Gujrat from 18th April (evening/night) to 20th April.
  • Rain-wind/thunderstorm is also expected in Gilgit-Baltistan (Diamir, Gilgit, Ghizer, Astore and Skardu) from 18th (night) to 21st April.
  • Dust storm/dust raising winds/drizzle are also expected in, Rajanpur, Multan, Khanewal, Sahiwal, Okara, Pakpattan, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Rahimyar Khan, Sukkur, Jacobabad, Larkana and Dera Bugti on 17th & 18th April.

Possible Impacts:

  • Windstorm may cause damages to vulnerable structures and standing crops in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, Punjab, and Kashmir during the forecast period.
  • Day temperatures are likely to fall 03-05°c during the forecast period.
  • Rain may cause landsliding in the vulnerable areas of Gilgit-Baltistan from 19th to 21st April.

NOTE: All concerned authorities are particularly advised to remain 'ALERT' during the forecast period.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 30 March, 2022 14:49

Hot and Dry weather predicted in the Country during next 10 days

Heat wave conditions in Sindh, South Punjab & Balochistan from Wednesday to Friday

Met Office informed that due to a persistent high pressure in the upper atmosphere the day temperatures are likely to remain unusually high in most parts of the country in coming days.

  • Day temperatures are likely to remain 09-11°C above normal in Sindh, South Punjab and Southern/Central parts of Balochistan in coming days.
  • Day temperatures are likely to remain 08-10°C above normal in upper Punjab, Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.
  • Rain-wind/thunderstorm is expected in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Murree, Galliyat, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir on 02nd and 03rd April (Saturday& Sunday), while light rain-wind/thunderstorm is also expected in Islamabad, Attock, Chakwal and Jhelum during the period.

Possible Impacts:

  • Prevailing long dry spell may cause water stress on water reservoirs, standing crops, vegetable and orchards.
  • Farmers are advised to manage crop water accordingly.
  • Early harvesting of wheat crop.
  • General public is advised to avoid unnecessary exposure to direct sunlight.

NOTE: Judicious use of water is requested in all aspects of life.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 15 March, 2022 08:10

Heat wave conditions predicted during the week.

Met Office informed that due to a persistent high pressure in the upper atmosphere the day temperatures are likely to remain unusually high in most parts of the country during the week.

  • Day temperatures in Northern Balochistan, Upper Sindh, South Punjab, Kashmir and adjoining areas will remain 09-10°C above normal.
  • Day temperature in Islamabad, Upper & Central Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, Lower Sindh and South Balochistan will remain 07-08°C above normal.

Possible Impacts:

  • Dry period and heat wave conditions in the country may cause water stress to the standing crops, vegetable and orchards.
  • Farmers are advised to manage crop water accordingly.
  • Early harvesting of wheat may start in Sindh and South Punjab.
  • Unusual high temperatures may cause pollen concentration to rise sharply in Islamabad and Lahore.
  • General public is advised to avoid unnecessary exposure to direct sunlight.
  • Dust raising/Gusty winds are also expected in North Balochistan, South Punjab and Upper Sindh during the period.

NOTE: All concerned authorities are particularly advised to remain 'ALERT' during the forecast period.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 4 March, 2022 19:00

Rain-wind /Thunderstorm Predicted in Upper parts during coming days

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

  • Rain-wind/thunderstorm with snow over hills is expected in Quetta, Ziarat, Qila Saifullah, Pishin, Zhob, Musa Khel, Waziristan, Dera Ismail khan, Bannu, Bhakkar and Layyah from Saturday (night) to Tuesday.
  • Rain-wind/thunderstorm) with isolated heavyfalls/hailstorm expected in Chitral, Dir, Swat, Malakand, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Kashmir from Saturday (night) to Thursday with occasional gaps. While, in Swabi, Mardan, Nowshera, Charsadda, Peshawar, Bajaur, Kurram, Khyber, Kohat, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Jhelum, Chakwal, Mianwali, Bhakkar, Sargodha, Khushab, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Lahore and Sialkot, on Sunday and Monday(morning).
  • Light with few moderate snowfalls is expected in Murree, Galliyat, Nathiagali, Naran, Kaghan, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Neelum valley, Bagh, Haveli, Astore, Skardu and Hunza on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Possible Impacts:

  • Windstorm may cause damages to vulnerable structures and standing crops in north Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, upper Punjab, and Kashmir on Sunday and Wednesday/ Thursday
  • Cricket match may be disturbed on Sunday/Monday.

NOTE: All concerned Authorities are advised to remain “Vigilant” during the forecast period.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 21 February, 2022 11:30

Rain-wind /Thunderstorm in Upper and Central parts from Tuesday to Thursday

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

  • Rain-wind/thunderstorm with snow over hills is expected in Quetta, Ziarat, Qila Saifullah, Pishin, Zhob, Musa Khel, Waziristan, Dera Ismail khan, Bannu, Bhakkar and Layyah on Monday (night) and Tuesday.
  • Rain-wind/thunderstorm )with isolated hailstorm) expected in Chitral, Dir, Swat, Malakand, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from Monday (night) to Friday. While, in Swabi, Mardan, Nowshera, Charsadda, Peshawar, Bajaur, Kurram, Khyber, Kohat, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Jhelum, Chakwal, Mianwali, Bhakkar, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Kasur, Sheikhupura, Jhang, Khushab, Hafizabad, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sialkot, Narowal and Lahore on Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Moderate with isolated heavy snowfall is expected in Murree, Galliyat, Nathiagali, Naran, Kaghan, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Neelum valley, Bagh, Haveli, Astore, Skardu and Hunza from Tuesday to Friday

Possible Impacts:

  • Windstorm may cause damages to vulnerable structures and standing crops in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, upper Punjab and Kashmir particularly in Faisalabad, Lahore, Kasur, Sheikhupura, Hafizabad, Gujranwala, Narowal, Sialkot and surroundings on Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Windstorm/dust raising winds may cause damage to loose structure and crops in Balochistan, south Punjab and Sindh on Monday (night) and Tuesday.
  • Moderate/heavy snowfall may cause road closure in Murree, Galliyat, Nathiagali, Naran, Kaghan, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Neelum valley, Bagh, Haveli, Astore, Skardu and Hunza during the spell.

All concerned Authorities are advised to remain “ALERT” from Tuesday to Thursday.

Spokesperson