National Weather Forecasting Centre, Islamabad
Pakistan Meteorological Department

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Press Releases

Issue Date: 9 September, 2022 15:59

Rain-wind/thundershower in upper and central parts of the country with occasional gaps

Met office informed that moist currents are penetrating in upper parts of the country and likely to continue during next 4 to 5 days. A westerly wave is also likely to enter upper parts of the country on 11th September (Sunday).

Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Rain-wind/thundershower (with isolated heavy falls) is expected in Chitral, Dir, Swat, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Malakand, Bajaur, Peshawar, Mardan, Charsadda, Swabi, Nowshera, Kurram, Kohat, Waziristan, Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sheikhupura, Mianwali, Khushab, Sargodha, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Jhang and Faisalabad from 10th to 14th September, while Bhakkar, Layyah, D.G.Khan and Muzaffargarh on 13th and 14th September with occasional gaps.
  • Rain-wind/thundershower is expected in Tharparkar, Umarkot, Sanghar, Mirpurkhas, Thatta and Badin from 10th to 14th September, while in Lasbella, Kalat and Khuzdar on 13th and 14th September with occasional gaps.

Possible Impacts:

  • Rainfall may trigger landslides in Kashmir, hilly areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan, Galiyat and Murree during the forecast period.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 3 September, 2022 10:40

Rain-wind/thundershower is likely in upper parts of the country

Hot and humid weather is expected in Sindh, Balochistan and south Punjab during next three to four days

Met office informed that weak monsoon currents from Arabian Sea are penetrating upper and central parts of the country.

Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Rain-wind/thundershower (with isolated heavy falls) is expected in Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sheikhupura, Mianwali, Khushab, Sargodha, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Jhang and Faisalabad from Saturday (night) to Tuesday.
  • Rain-wind/thundershower (with isolated heavy falls) is expected in Dir, Swat, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Malakand, Bajaur, Peshawar, Mardan, Charsadda, Swabi, Nowshera, Kurram, Kohat and Waziristan on Sunday and Monday.
  • Hot and humid weather is likely to continue in Sindh, Balochistan and south Punjab during next three to four days.

Possible Impacts:

  • Rainfall may trigger landslides in Kashmir, hilly areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Galiyat and Murree during the forecast period.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 23 August, 2022 14:47

More rains in the Country during the week
Monsoon activity likely to subside from the weekend

Met Office informed that a well marked low pressure (LPA) located over east Rajasthan (India) is likely to move northwest direction and approach Sindh tonight. Due to this strong weather system monsoon currents are penetrating in southern and upper parts of the country. Under the influence of this weather system:

  • More rain-wind/thundershower (with scattered heavy to very heavy falls) is expected in Sindh, south Punjab, south and northeastern Balochistan from 23rd to 26th August with occasional gaps.
  • Rain-wind/thundershowers (with isolated heavy falls) are expected in Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa, Punjab, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan from 23rd (night) to 26th August with occasional gaps.

Possible Impacts:

  • Heavy Rains may generate urban flooding in Karachi, Hyderabad, Tando Jam, Thatta, Badin, Mirpurkhas, Sanghar, Khairpur, Shaheed Benazirabad, Dadu, Naushahro Feroz, Larkana, Jaccobabad and Sukkur on 24th & 25th August.
  • Flash flooding is expected in Qilla Saifullah, Quetta, Ziarat, Harnai, Pishin, Loralai, Barkhan, Kohlu, Dera Bugti, Jhal Magsi, Mosa Khel, Zhob, Sherani, Sibbi, Naseerabad, Bolan, Awaran, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella and hill torrents of Dera Ghazi Khan from 24th to 26th August.
  • Heavy Rains may generate urban flooding in Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Bahawalpur, Multan, Lahore and Gujranwala on 24th & 25th August.
  • Flash flooding is expected in local Nullahs of Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Dir, Karak, Lakki Marwat, Bannu and Kashmir from 24th to 26th August.
  • Rainfall may trigger landslides in Kashmir, hilly areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Galiyat, Murree, Chillas, Diamir, Gilgit, Hunza, Astore, Ghizer and Skardu during the forecast period.
  • Travelers and tourists are advised to remain cautious during the forecast period.

NOTE: All concerned authorities are advised to remain ALERT and to take necessary precautionary measure during the forecast period.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 19 August, 2022 18:25

More rains in the Country

Met Office informed that a low pressure (LPA) over upper Sindh is likely to weaken during next 12 hours. Another low pressure (LPA) area is likely to approach Sindh from 23rd August. Due to this weather system monsoon currents are penetrating in upper and southern parts of the country. Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Rain-wind/thundershower (with isolated heavy falls) is expected in northeastern parts of Balochistan from 19th to 22nd August while, in Sindh on 19th/20th August with occasional gaps.
  • Rain-wind/thundershowers (with isolated heavy falls) are expected at scattered places in Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa, Punjab, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan from 20th to 23rd August with occasional gaps.
  • More rain-wind/thundershower (with few heavy falls) is expected in Sindh, south Punjab, south and northeastern Balochistan on 23rd & 24th August.

Possible Impacts:

  • Heavy Rains may generate urban flooding in Sukkur, Dadu, Larkana, Jaccobabad and Shaheed Benazirabad on 19th / 20th August.
  • Heavy Rains may generate urban flooding in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Mirpurkhas, Shaheed Benazirabad, Dadu and Sukkur on 23rd & 24th August.
  • Flash flooding is expected in Qilla Saifullah, Loralai, Barkhan, Kohlu, Mosa Khel, Sherani, Sibbi, Bolan, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella and hill torrents of Dera Ghazi Khan on 19th/20th and from 22nd to 24th August.
  • Heavy Rains may generate urban flooding in Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Bahawalpur, Multan, Faislabad, Lahore, Gujranwala, Peshawar, Nowshera and Mardan on 21st & 22nd August.
  • Flash flooding is expected in local Nullahs of Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Dir, Karak, Lakki Marwat, Bannu and Kashmir on 21st & 22nd August.
  • Rainfall may trigger landslides in Kashmir, hilly areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Galiyat, Murree, Chillas, Diamir, Gilgit, Hunza, Astore, Ghizer and Skardu during the forecast period.
  • Travelers and tourists are advised to remain cautious during the forecast period.
  • Riverine flooding in Indus and its tributaries may occur during the forecast period.

NOTE: All concerned authorities are advised to remain ALERT and to take necessary precautionary measure during the forecast period.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 13 August, 2022 13:01

Vigorous Monsoon activity in coming days
More Torrential rains predicted in Sindh, Balochistan and South Punjab

Met Office informed that a depression has developed in Arabian Sea which is likely to move towards west along Makran coast. Due to this weather system monsoon currents are continuously penetrating in southern parts of the country. Another low pressure (LPA) is likely to approach Sindh on 16th August. Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Rain-wind/thundershower (with few heavy falls) is expected in Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab, Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir from 14th to 16th August with occasional gaps.
  • Widespread rain-wind/thundershowers (with scattered heavy to very heavy falls) are expected in Sindh and Balochistan from 16th to 18th August with occasional gaps.

Possible Impacts:

  • Heavy Rains may generate urban flooding in Karachi, Thatta, Badin, Hyderabad, Dadu, Jamshoro, Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad and Mirpurkhas from 14th to 18th August.
  • Flash flooding is expected in Qilla Saifullah, Loralai, Barkhan, Kohlu, Mosa Khel, Sherani, Sibbi, Bolan, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Awaran, Turbat, Panjgur, Pasni, Jiwani, Ormara, Gwadar and hill torrents of Dera Ghazi Khan during the forecast period from 14th to 18th August.
  • Heavy Rains may generate urban flooding in Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan, Faisalabad, Lahore and Gujranwala on 14th (night) to 16th August.
  • Flash flooding is expected in local Nullahs of Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Shakargarh, Sialkot, Narowal, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Dir, Karak, Lakki Marwat, Bannu and Kashmir on 15th & 16th August.
  • Rainfall may trigger landslides in Kashmir, hilly areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Galiyat, Murree, Chillas, Diamir, Gilgit, Hunza, Astore, Ghizer and Skardu during the forecast period.
  • Fisherman are advised to remain more cautious from 16th to 18th August.
  • Travelers and tourists are advised to remain more cautious during the forecast period.

NOTE: All concerned authorities are advised to remain ALERT and to take necessary precautionary measure during the forecast period.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 5 August, 2022 15:22

Monsoon activity likely to continue in coming days
More rains expected from 10th to 13th August, 2022

Met Office informed that monsoon currents are continuously penetrating in the country likely to become stronger from 10th August (Wednesday). Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Rain-wind/thundershower (with isolated heavy falls) is expected in Kashmir, Islamabad, northeast Punjab, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, eastern Balochistan and southeastern Sindh from 06th to 09th August with occasional gaps.
  • Rain-wind/thundershower (with scattered heavy falls) are expected in Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Islamabad, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and parts of Balochistan from 10th to 13th August with occasional gaps.

Possible Impacts:

  • Heavy Rains may generate urban flooding in Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan, Faisalabad, Lahore and Gujranwala on 08th and from 10th to 12th August.
  • Flash flooding is expected in local Nullahs of Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Shakargarh, Sialkot, Narowal, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Dir, Karak, Lakki Marwat, Bannu and Kashmir on 08th and from 10th to 12th August.
  • Heavy Rains may generate urban flooding in Karachi, Thatta, Badin, Hyderabad, Dadu, Jamshoro, Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad and Mirpurkhas from 11th to 13th August.
  • Flash flooding is expected in Qilla Saifullah, Loralai, Barkhan, Kohlu, Mosa Khel, Sherani, Sibbi, Bolan, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Awaran, Turbat, Panjgur, Pasni, Jiwani, Ormara, Gwadar and hill torrents of Dera Ghazi Khan during the forecast period.
  • Catchment areas of Ravi, Jhelum and Chenab may receive heavy downpour causing water level to rise significantly during the forecast period.
  • Rainfall may trigger landslides in Kashmir, hilly areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Galiyat, Murree, Chillas, Diamir, Gilgit, Hunza, Astore, Ghizer and Skardu during the forecast period.
  • Travelers and tourists are advised to remain more cautious during the forecast period.

NOTE: All concerned authorities are advised to remain ALERT and to take necessary precautionary measure during the forecast period.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 26 July, 2022 13:25

Monsoon rains likely to continue during the week
& weaken in Sindh from 28th July

Met Office informed that monsoon currents are continuously penetrating in the country and likely to shift and intensify in upper and central parts of the country from 27th July (Wednesday). Under the influence of this weather system:

  • More rain-wind/thundershower (with scattered heavy falls) are expected in Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Jhang, Mianwali, Khushab, Sargodha, Hafizabad, M. B Din, Sahiwal, Okara, Bhakkar, Layyah, Multan, Rajanpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Rahimyar Khan, Khanpur, Swat, Mansehra, Kohistan, Abbottabad, Haripur, Peshawar, Mardan, Swabi, Nowshera, Kurram, Waziristan, Kohat, Bannu, Lakki Marwat and D.I. Khan from 27th to 31st July with occasional gaps.
  • More rain-wind/thundershower (with few heavy falls) are expected in Quetta, Chaman, Harnai, Zhob, Ziarat, Barkhan, Loralai, Bolan, Kohlu, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Naseerabad, Jaffarabad, Sibbi, Dadu, Sukkur, Larkana and Jaccobabad from 27th to 31st July with occasional gaps.

Possible Impacts:

  • Heavy Rains may generate urban flooding in Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan, Faisalabad, Lahore and Gujranwala from 27th to 31st July.
  • Flash flooding is also expected in local Nullahs of Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Shakargarh, Sialkot, Narowal, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Dir, Karak, Lakki Marwat, Bannu and Kashmir from 27th to 31st July. While, in Loralai, Barkhan, Kohlu, Mosa Khel, Sherani, Sibbi, Bolan and hill torrents of Dera Ghazi Khan during the forecast period.
  • Catchment areas of Ravi, Jhelum and Chenab may receive heavy downpour causing water level to rise significantly during the forecast period.
  • Rainfall may trigger landslides in Kashmir, Galiyat, Murree, Chillas, Diamir, Gilgit, Hunza, Astore, Ghizer and Skardu during the forecast period.
  • Travelers and tourists are advised to remain more cautious during the forecast period.

NOTE: All concerned authorities are advised to remain ALERT and to take necessary precautionary measure during the forecast period.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 19 July, 2022 14:50

More Monsoon rains predicted in coming days
Monsoon would remain active during the week

Met Office informed that strong monsoon currents are likely to penetrate in upper and central parts of the country from 20th July (Wednesday) and likely to spread to the other parts of the country from 21st July (Thursday). Under the influence of this weather system:

  • More rain-wind/thundershower (with scattered heavy falls) are expected in Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Jhang, Mianwali, Khushab, Sargodha, Hafizabad, M. B Din, Swat, Mansehra, Kohistan, Abbottabad, Haripur, Peshawar, Mardan, Swabi, Nowshera, Kurram, Kohat from 20th to 26th July with occasional gaps.
  • More rain-wind/thundershower (with isolated heavy falls) is expected in Bannu, Lakki Marwat, D.I. Khan, Sahiwal, Okara, Bhakkar, Layyah, Multan, Khanewal, Pakpattan, Vehari, Rajanpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Rahimyar Khan and Khanpur from 21st to 26th July with occasional gaps.
  • More rain-wind/thundershower (with few heavy falls) are expected in Zhob, Ziarat, Barkhan, Loralai, Bolan, Kohlu, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Naseerabad, Jaffarabad and Sibbi from 22nd to 26th July while in all districts of Sindh from 24th to 26th July.

Impacts:

  • Heavy Rains may generate urban flooding in Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan, Faisalabad, Lahore and Gujranwala from 20th to 23rd July. While in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Shaheed Benazirabad, Jamshoro, Mirpurkhas, Dadu, Umer Kot, Jaccobabad, Larkana and Sukkur from 24th to 26th July.
  • Flash flooding is also expected in local Nullahs of Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Dir and Kashmir from 20th to 23rd July. While, in Loralai, Barkhan, Kohlu, Mosa Khel, Sherani, Sibbi, Bolan and hill torrents of Dera Ghazi Khan from 22nd to 25th July.
  • Rainfall may trigger landslides in Kashmir, Galiyat, Murree, Chillas, Diamir, Gilgit, Hunza, Astore and Skardu during the forecast period.
  • Travelers and tourists are advised to remain more cautious during the forecast period.
  • Farmers are advised to arrange the watering of the fields accordingly.

NOTE: All concerned authorities are advised to remain ALERT and to take necessary precautionary measure during the forecast period.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 12 July, 2022 11:51

Vigorous Monsoon activity during the week

Torrential rains in Sindh, Balochistan & South Punjab

Met Office informed that monsoon currents from Bay of Bengal are continuously penetrating in upper and central parts of the country, while another strong monsoon low pressure area (LPA) is likely to approach Sindh on 14th July (Thursday). Under the influence of this weather system:

  • More widespread intermittent heavy to very heavy rain-wind/thundershowers are expected in Karachi, Hyderabad Thatta, Badin, Shaheed Benazirabad, Dadu, Tharparkar, Umerkot, Sanghar, Mirpurkhas, Mithi, Jamshoro, Nosheroferoze, Larkana, Jaccobabad, Ghotki, Sukkur, Khairpur, Shikarpur, Qambar Shahdadkot, Kashmore, Zhob, Ziarat, Barkhan, Loralai, Bolan, Kohlu, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Awaran, Naseerabad, Jaffarabad, Jhal Magsi, Dera Bugti, Sibbi, Panjgur, Turbat and Pasni from 14th to 17th July.
  • More intermittent rain-wind/thundershower (with isolated heavy falls) are expected in Islamabad, Kashmir, Swat, Mansehra, Kohistan, Abbottabad, Haripur, Peshawar, Mardan, Swabi, Nowshera, Kurram, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Kohat, Mianwali, Sargodha, Hafizabad, M. B Din, Rawalpindi, Murree, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Jhang, Sahiwal, Okara, Bhakkar, Layyah, Multan, Rajanpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Rahimyar Khan and Khanpur on 13th to 15th July. With occasional gaps.

Possible Impacts:

  • Torrential Rains may generate urban flooding in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Shaheed Benazirabad, Jamshoro, Mirpurkhas, Dadu, Umer Kot, Jaccobabad, Larkana, Sukkur, Awaran, Panjgur and Turbat from 14th to 17th July, while in Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan, Faisalabad, Lahore and Gujranwala on 13th & 14th July.
  • Flash flooding is also expected in local Nullahs of Kithar range, Bolan, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Barkhan, Naseerabad, Kohlu, Zhob, Sibbi and hill torrents of Dera Ghazi Khan from 14th to 16th July, while, in Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Dir and Kashmir on 13th & 14th July.
  • Rainfall may trigger landslides in Kashmir, Galiyat, Murree, Chillas, Diamir, Gilgit, Hunza, Astore and Skardu during the forecast period.
  • Travelers and tourists are advised to remain cautious during the forecast period.

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

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 7 July, 2022 14:56

More Monsoon Rain predicted during Eid Holidays

Met Office informed that monsoon currents are continuously penetrating in the country and likely to weaken during next 24 hrs and may strengthen in the country during the weekend (09th/10th July). Under the influence of this weather system:

  • More rain-wind/thundershower is expected in Islamabad, Kashmir, Swat, Mansehra, Kohistan, Abbottabad, Haripur, Peshawar, Mardan, Swabi, Nowshera, Kurram, Kohat, Mianwali, Sargodha, Hafizabad, M. B Din, Rawalpindi, Murree, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Jhang, Sahiwal, Okara from 09th to 12th July with occasional gaps.
  • Heavy rainfall is also expected in Kashmir, Murree, Galiyat, Peshawar, Mardan, Kurram, Dir, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Islamabad, Potohar region, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Hafizabad, Lahore, Faisalabad and Sargodha on 9th & 10th July.
  • Rain-wind/thundershower (with isolated heavy falls) is expected in Mirpurkhas, Dadu, Karachi, Hyderabad Thatta, Badin, Zhob, Ziarat, Barkhan, Loralai, Bolan, Kohlu, Quetta, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Awaran, Naseerabad, Sibbi, Panjgur, Turbat) during 08th and 09th July.

Impacts:

  • Heavy falls may generate urban flooding in Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Peshawar, Faisalabad, Lahore, Gujranwala and Sialkot on 09th & 10th July.
  • Flash flooding is also expected in local Nullahs of Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Kashmir, Bolan, Kalat, Khuzdar and Lasbella during the forecast period.
  • Rainfall may trigger landslides in Kashmir, Galiyat, Murree, Chillas, Diamir, Gilgit, Hunza, Astore and Skardu.
  • Travelers and tourists are advised to remain extra cautious during the forecast period.

NOTE: All concerned authorities are advised to remain ALERT and to take necessary precautionary measure during the Eid Holidays.

Spokesperson