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Pakistan Meteorological Department

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Press Releases

Issue Date: 16 May, 2024 15:38

Heatwave conditions predicted in the country during upcoming week
Duststorm/thunderstorm-rain is expected in upper parts from 16th (evening) to 19th May

Met office informed that due to the presence of high pressure in the upper atmosphere, heatwave conditions are likely to develop over most parts of the country, especially over Punjab and Sindh from 21st May and likely to convert to severe heatwave conditions from 23rd to 27th May.

Day temperatures are likely to remain 04 to 06°C above normal in Sindh and Punjab from 21st to 23rd and from 06 to 08°C from 23rd to 27th May. Day temperatures are likely to remain 04 to 06°C above normal in Islamabad, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and Balochistan from 21st to 27th May.

Met office further informed that a shallow westerly wave is likely to affect upper parts of the country on 16th May(evening/night). Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Balochistan: Duststorm/thunderstorm with isolated rain is expected Quetta, Zhob, Ziarat, Sherani, Barkhan, Kalat, Khuzdar, Qila Abdullah, Qilla Saifullah, Kharan and Mastung from 16th (evening) to 19th May..
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa:Duststorm/thunderstorm with isolated rain is expected in Chitral, Dir, Swat, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Haripur, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner, Malakand, Waziristan, Kohat, Lakki Marwat, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, Bajaur, Mohmand, Karak, Khyber, Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Swabi, Mardan and Kurram from 16th (evening) to 19th May.
  • Gilgit-Baltistan/Kashmir: Rain-wind/thunderstorm is expected in Gilgit-Baltistan (Diamir, Astore, Ghizer, Skardu, Hunza, Gilgit, Ghanche, Shigar), Kashmir (Neelum valley, Muzaffarabad, Rawalakot, Poonch, Hattian, Bagh, Haveli, Sudhanoti, Kotli, Bhimber, Mirpur) from 16th (evening) to 19th May.
  • Punjab/Islamabad: Duststorm/thunderstorm with isolated rain is expected in Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Murree, Galliyat, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mandi Bahauddin, Gujrat, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Kasur, Okara, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Khushab, Sargodha and Mianwali from 16th (evening) to 18th May.
  • Sindh: Duststorm/thunderstorm with isolated rain is expected in Sukkur, Jacobabad, Kashmore, Larkana, Dadu on 17th and 18th May.

Possible Impacts and advises:

  • The farmers are advised to manage the crops accordingly.
  • General public is advised to avoid unnecessary exposure to direct sunlight.
  • Judicious use of water is requested from all aspects of life.
  • Extreme dry/heatwave conditions may trigger bush fires/forest fires in the vulnerable areas of Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Northeast Balochistan.
    • Note: All concerned authorities are advised to remain “ALERT” and take necessary measures to avoid any untoward situation during the heatwave spell.
      For latest updates on daily basis please visit https://www.pmd.gov.pk

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 7 May, 2024 12:42

Day temperatures are likely to soar during the week
Rain-duststorm/thunderstorm predicted during the weekend

Met Office informed that the day temperatures are likely to increase due to high pressure in the upper atmosphere in most parts of the country particularly in southern half of the country. A westerly wave is likely to enter western parts of the country on 10th May (evening/night) and likely to grip upper parts on 11th May. Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Balochistan: Day temperatures are likely to remain 03-05°C above normal from 08th to 10th May. Rain-duststorm/thunderstorm is expected in Quetta, Zhob, Ziarat, Barkhan, Kalat, Khuzdar, Qilla Saifullah, Kohlu and Mastung on 10th (evening/night) and 11th May. Duststorm/thunsrestorm is also expected in Kharan, Chagi and Panjgur during the period.
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa:Day temperatures are likely to remain 02-03°C above normal from 08th to 10th May. Rain-duststorm/thunderstorm is expected in Chitral, Dir, Swat, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Haripur, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner, Malakand, Waziristan, Kohat, Lakki Marwat, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, Bajaur, Mohmand, Karak, Khyber, Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Swabi, Mardan and Kurram from 10th (night) to 12th May (morning). Hailstorm is also expected at isolated places during the period.
  • Gilgit-Baltistan/Kashmir: Day temperatures are likely to remain 03-05°C above normal from 08th to 10th May. Rain-wind/thunderstorm is expected in Gilgit-Baltistan (Diamir, Astore, Ghizer, Skardu, Hunza, Gilgit, Ghanche, Shigar), Kashmir (Neelum valley, Muzaffarabad, Rawalakot, Poonch, Hattian, Bagh, Haveli, Sudhanoti, Kotli, Bhimber, Mirpur) on 11th and 12th May.
  • Punjab/Islamabad: Day temperatures are likely to remain 03-05°C above normal from 08th to 10th May. Rain-duststorm/thunderstorm is expected in Murree, Galliyat, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mandi Bahauddin, Gujrat, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Kasur, Okara, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Khushab, Sargodha, Mianwali, Pakpattan and Sahiwal from 10th (night) to 12th May. While, in Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Bhakkar, Layyah, Multan, Kot Addu, Muzaffargarh, Rahim Yar Khan, Sadiqabad, Khanpur, Bahawalpur and Bahawalnagar on 10th and 11th May. Hailstorm is also expected at isolated places during the period.
  • Sindh: Day temperatures are likely to remain 03-05°C above normal from 08th to 10th May. Dust-thunderstorm/ rain is expected in Sukkur, Jacobabad, Kashmore, Larkana, Dadu, Qambar Shahdad Kot, Jamshoro and Sanghar on 10th (night) and 11th May.

Possible Impacts and advises:

  • The farmers are advised to manage the watering of crops and wheat harvesting accordingly.
  • General public is advised to avoid unnecessary exposure to direct sunlight.
  • Windstorm/hailstorm and lightning may affect daily routines, standing crops, loose structures like electric poles, vehicles and solar panels etc during the period.
  • Soaring temperatures conditions are likely to subside during the wet days.
    • Note: All concerned authorities are advised to remain “ALERT” and take necessary measures to avoid any untoward situation during the forecast period.
      For latest updates on daily basis please visit: https://www.pmd.gov.pk/en/

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 22 Apr, 2024 16:12

Rain-wind/thunderstorm predicted during the week (with occasional gaps)

Met Office informed that westerly wave is likely to enter western parts of the country on 24th April (night) and likely to grip most upper parts on 26th April. Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Balochistan: Rain-wind/thunderstorm (with isolated heavy falls) is expected in Noushki, Pishin, Harnai, Zhob, Barkhan, Gwadar, Kech, Awaran, Chagi, Kharan, Kalat, Mastung, Jhal Magsi, Naseerabad, Sibbi, Kohlu, Dera Bugti, Loralai, Qilla Saifullah, Qila Abdullah, Quetta, Ziarat, Shirani and Musa Khel from 24th (night) to 27th April (morning).
  • Balochistan:
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa:Rain-windstorm/thunderstorm (few heavy falls) with snowfall over high mountains is expected in Chitral, Dir, Swat, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Haripur, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner, Malakand, Waziristan, Kohat, Lakki Marwat, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, Bajaur, Mohmand, Karak, Khyber, Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Swabi, Mardan and Kurram with occasional gaps from 25th (evening/night) to 29th April.
  • Gilgit-Baltistan/Kashmir: Rain-wind/thunderstorm (few heavy falls) with snowfall over high mountains is expected in Gilgit-Baltistan (Diamir, Astore, Ghizer, Skardu, Hunza, Gilgit, Ghanche, Shigar), Kashmir (Neelum valley, Muzaffarabad, Rawalakot, Poonch, Hattian, Bagh, Haveli, Sudhanoti, Kotli, Bhimber, Mirpur) with occasional gaps from 26th to 29th April.
  • Punjab/Islamabad: Rain-wind/thunderstorm (few moderate/ heavy falls) is expected in Murree, Galliyat, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mandi Bahauddin, Gujrat, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Kasur, Okara, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Khushab, Sargodha, Mianwali, Pakpattan and Sahiwal from 26th to 29th April (morning). While, in Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Bhakkar, Layyah, Multan, Kot Addu, Muzaffargarh, Rahim Yar Khan, Sadiqabad, Khanpur, Bahawalpur and Bahawalnagar with occasional gaps from 26th to 28th April. Hailstorm is also expected at isolated places during the period.
  • Sindh: Dust-thunderstorm/light rain is expected in Sukkur, Jacobabad, Kashmore, Larkana, Dadu, Qambar Shahdad Kot, Jamshoro and Sanghar on 25th and 26th April.

Possible Impacts and advises:

  • Isolated/moderate to heavy rainfall may generate flash flood in local nullahs/Streams of Balochistan specially (Noushki, Pishin, Harnai, Zhob, Barkhan, Gwadar, Kech and Awaran) on 26th & 27th April, while Dir, Swat, Chitral, Manshera, Kohistan and Kashmir on 27th and 28th April.
  • Possibility of landslides in Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Murree, Galiyat, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan may affect the vulnerable locations from 27th to 29th April.
  • Windstorm/hailstorm and lightning may affect human lifes, standing crops, loose structures like electric poles, vehicles and solar panels etc during the period.
  • Farmers especially in wheat harvested areas are advised to manage their crops keeping in view the weather conditions.
  • Tourists are advised to avoid unnecessary traveling particularly from 26h to 29th April.
  • Temperatures are likely to drop during the wet spell.
    • Note: All concerned authorities are advised to remain “ALERT” and take necessary measures to avoid any untoward situation during the forecast period. For latest updates on daily basis please visit: https://www.pmd.gov.pk/en/

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 15 Apr, 2024 13:39

More rains-wind/thunderstorm predicted during the week (with occasional gaps)

Met Office informed that another strong westerly wave is likely to enter western parts of the country on 16th April (night) and likely to grip most parts of Balochistan on 17th April and will extend to upper parts on 18th April. Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Balochistan: Rain-wind/thunderstorm (few heavy, with isolated very heavy falls) is expected in Gwadar, Kech, Awaran, Chagi, Kharan, Awaran, Lasbella, Khuzdar, Kalat, Noushki, Mastung, Jhal Magsi, Naseerabad, Sibbi, Kohlu, Dera Bugti, Barkhan, Loralai, Harnai, Qilla Saifullah, Mastung, Ziarat, Shirani, Zhob, Musa Khel and Barkhan from 16th (night) to 19th April (morning).
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa:Rain-windstorm/thunderstorm (few heavy, with isolated very heavy falls) with snowfall over high mountains is expected in Chitral, Dir, Swat, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Haripur, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner and Malakand, Waziristan, Kohat, Lakki Marwat, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, Bajaur, Mohmand, Karak, Khyber, Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Swabi, Mardan and Kurram with occasional gaps from 17th (night) to 21st April. Hailstorm is also expected at isolated places during the forecast period
  • Gilgit-Baltistan/Kashmir: Rain-wind/thunderstorm (few heavy falls) with snowfall over high mountains is expected in Gilgit-Baltistan (Diamir, Astore, Ghizer, Skardu, Hunza, Gilgit, Ghanche, Shigar), Kashmir (Neelum valley, Muzaffarabad, Rawalakot, Poonch, Hattian, Bagh, Haveli, Sudhanoti, Kotli, Bhimber, Mirpur) with occasional gaps from 18th to 22nd April.
  • Punjab/Islamabad: Rain-wind/thunderstorm (with few heavy falls/hailstorm) is expected in Murree, Galliyat, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mandi Bahauddin, Gujrat, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Kasur, Okara, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Khushab, Sargodha, Mianwali, Pakpattan and Sahiwal from 18th to 21st April. While, in Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Bhakkar, Layyah, Multan, Kot Addu, Muzaffargarh, Rahim Yar Khan, Sadiqabad, Khanpur, Bahawalpur and Bahawalnagar with occasional gaps from 18th to 20th April.
  • Sindh: Rain-wind/thunderstorm is expected in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Jacobabad, Kashmore, Larkana, Dadu, Qambar Shahdad Kot, Jamshoro and Sanghar from 17th (night) to 19th April (morning).

Possible Impacts and advises:

  • Heavy rainfall may generate flash flooding in local nullahs/Streams of Balochistan specially (Gwadar, Kech, Awaran, Kalat, Khuzdar) on 17th & 18th April, while Dir, Swat, Chitral, Kohistan, Manshera, Tributaries of Kabul River, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from 18th to 20th April.
  • Possibility of landslides in Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Murree, Galiyat, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan and may affect the vulnerable locations from 18th to 21st April.
  • Windstorm/hailstorm and lightning may damage standing crops, loose structures like electric poles, vehicles and solar panels etc during the period.
  • Farmers especially in wheat harvested areas are advised to manage their crops keeping in view the weather conditions.
  • Tourists are advised to avoid unnecessary traveling during the forecast period.
  • Temperatures are likely to drop during the wet spell.
    • Note: All concerned authorities are advised to remain “ALERT” and take necessary measures to avoid any untoward situation during the forecast period.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 8 Apr, 2024 13:14

Rain with Wind/Thunderstorm predicted from 10th to 15th April (with occasional gaps)

Met Office informed that a westerly wave is likely to enter upper parts of the country from 10th April followed by another strong westerly wave on 12th April that may grip most parts of the country on 13th April and persist till 15st April. Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Rain-windstorm/thunderstorm is expected in Chitral, Dir, Swat, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Haripur, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner and Malakand from 10th to 15th April with occasional gaps while, Waziristan, Kohat, Lakki Marwat, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, Bajaur, Mohmand, Karak, Khyber, Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Swabi, Mardan and Kurram with occasional gaps from 12th to 15th April. Isolated heavy fall and hailstorm is also expected from 13th to 15th April.
  • Gilgit-Baltistan/Kashmir: Rain-wind/thunderstorm (snowfall over high mountains) is expected in Gilgit-Baltistan (Diamir, Astore, Ghizer, Skardu, Hunza, Gilgit, Ghanche, Shigar), Kashmir (Neelum valley, Muzaffarabad, Rawalakot, Poonch, Hattian, Bagh, Haveli, Sudhanoti, Kotli, Bhimber, Mirpur) with occasional gaps from 10th to 15th April. Isolated heavy fall and hailstorm is also expected from 13th to 15th April.
  • Punjab/Islamabad: Rain-wind/thunderstorm is expected in Murree, Galliyat, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal on 10th and then 12th (evening/night) to 15th April, with occasional gaps while Jhelum, Mandi Bahauddin, Gujrat, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Kasur, Okara, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Khushab, Sargodha, Mianwali, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Bhakkar, Layyah, Multan, Pakpattan, Sahiwal, Kot Addu, Muzaffargarh, Rahim Yar Khan, Sadiqabad, Khanpur, Bahawalpur and Bahawalnagar with occasional gaps from 12th (evening/night) to 15th April. Isolated windstorm/hailstorm is also expected from 13th to 15th April.
  • Balochistan: Rain-wind/thunderstorm (with isolated heavy falls) is expected in Zhob, Sherani, Barkhan, Musakhel, Kohlu, Sibbi, Jhal Magsi, Loralai, Ziarat, Quetta, Chaman, Pishin, Qila Abdullah, Qila Saifullah, Kalat, Lasbella, Khuzdar, Chagi, Panjgur, Gawadar and Kech from 12th to 14th April.
  • Sindh: Rain-wind/thunderstorm is expected in Sukkur, Jacobabad, Kashmore, Larkana, Dadu, Qambar Shahdad Kot, Jamshoro and Sanghar on 13th & 14th April. However, isolated rain-wind/thunderstorm is also expected in Karachi, Hyderabad during the period.

Possible Impacts and advises:

  • Heavy rainfall may generate flash flooding in local nullahs/Streams of Dir, Swat, Chitral, Kohistan, Manshera, Tributaries of Kabul River, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from 13th to 15th April.
  • Possibility of landslides in Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Murree, Galiyat, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan and may affect the vulnerable locations from 13th to 15th April.
  • Windstorm/hailstorm and lightning may damage standing crops, loose structures like electric poles, vehicles and solar panels etc during the period.
  • Farmers especially in wheat harvested areas are advised to manage their crops according to weather conditions.
  • Tourists are advised to avoid unnecessary traveling during the wet period.
  • Temperatures are likely to drop during the wet spell.
    • Note: All concerned authorities are advised to remain “ALERT” and take necessary measures to avoid any untoward situation during the forecast period.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 26 Mar, 2024 13:04

Rain with Wind/Thunderstorm predicted in the country

Met Office informed that a westerly wave is likely to enter western parts of the country on 27th March and likely to grip upper and central parts on 28th March and likely to persist till 31st March. Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Rain-windstorm/thunderstorm (snowfall over the mountains) is expected in Chitral, Dir, Swat, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Haripur, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner, Waziristan, Kohat, Lakki Marwat, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, Bajaur, Malakand, Mohmand, Karak, Khyber, Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Swabi, Mardan and Kurram with occasional gaps from 27th to 31st March. Isolated heavy fall and hailstorm is also expected on 29th & 30th March.
  • Gilgit-Baltistan/Kashmir: Rain-wind/thunderstorm (snowfall over the hills) is expected in Gilgit-Baltistan (Diamir, Astore, Ghizer, Skardu, Hunza, Gilgit, Ghanche, Shigar), Kashmir (Neelum valley, Muzaffarabad, Rawalakot, Poonch, Hattian, Bagh, Haveli, Sudhanoti, Kotli, Bhimber, Mirpur) with occasional gaps from 27th March to 01st April. Isolated heavy fall and hailstorm is also expected on 29th & 30th March.
  • Punjab/Islamabad: Rain-wind/thunderstorm is expected in Murree, Galliyat, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mandi Bahauddin, Gujrat, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Kasur, Okara, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Khushab, Sargodha and Mianwali with occasional gaps from 27th (evening/night) to 31st March. Rain-wind/thunderstorm is also expected in Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Bhakkar, Layyah, Multan, Pakpattan, Sahiwal, Kot Addu, Muzaffargarh, Rahim Yar Khan, Sadiqabad, Khanpur, Bahawalpur and Bahawalnagar with occasional gaps from 28th to 30th March. Isolated windstorm/hailstorm is also expected in the province during the forecast period.
  • Balochistan: Rain-wind/thunderstorm is expected in Zhob, Sherani, Barkhan, Musakhel, Kohlu, Sibbi, Jhal Magsi, Loralai, Ziarat, Quetta, Chaman, Pishin, Qila Abdullah, Qila Saifullah, Kalat and Khuzdar from 27th to 29th March. Dry weather/dust raising winds is expected in southern parts of the province.
  • Sindh: Rain-wind/thunderstorm is expected in Sukkur, Jacobabad, Kashmore, Larkana and Dadu on 28th & 29th March. Dry weather/dust raising winds is expected in southern parts of the province.

Possible Impacts and advises:

  • Moderate to heavy rainfall may trigger landslides in Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Murree, Galiyat, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan and may affect the vulnerable points during 29th / 30th March.
  • Windstorm/hailstorm and lightning may damage standing crops, loose structures like electric poles, vehicles and solar panels etc.
  • Tourists and farmers are advised to remain cautious during the wet period.
  • Temperatures are likely to drop during the wet spell.
    • Note: All concerned authorities are advised to remain “ALERT” and take necessary measures to avoid any untoward situation during the forecast period.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 9 Mar, 2024 00:55

Rain with Wind/Thunderstorm predicted in the country

Met Office informed that a westerly wave is likely to enter Balochistan on 09th March and likely to extend to upper parts on 11th March. Followed by another westerly wave on 12th March. Under the influence of these weather system:

  • Balochistan:
    Rain-wind/thunderstorm with isolated heavy falls in Turbat, Kech, Gwadar, Jiwani, Pasni, Ormara, Panjgur, Kharan, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella and Awaran on 09th (evening/night) & 10th March. While, rain-wind/thunderstorm (snowfall over the hills) is expected in Chagi, Noushki, Washuk, Mastung, Sibbi, Naseerabad, Zhob, Sherani, Barkhan, Musakhel, Kohlu, Jhal Magsi, Loralai, Ziarat, Quetta, Chaman, Pishin, Qila Abdullah and Qila Saifullah from 10th to 13th March with occasional gaps.
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa:
    Rain-wind/thunderstorm (snowfall over the hills) is expected in Waziristan, Kohat, Lakki Marwat, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Haripur, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner, Bajaur, Karak, Khyber, Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Swabi, Mardan and Kurram from 10th (evening/night), 11th March & 12th (evening/night) to 14th March. Isolated heavy fall and hailstorm is also expected on 13th and 14th March.
  • Gilgit Baltistan/Kashmir:
    Rain-wind/thunderstorm (snowfall over the hills) is expected in Gilgit-Baltistan (Diamir, Astore, Ghizer, Skardu, Hunza, Gilgit, Ghanche, Shigar), Kashmir (Neelum valley, Muzaffarabad, Rawalakot, Poonch, Hattian, Bagh, Haveli, Sudhanoti, Kotli, Bhimber, Mirpur) from 11th & 12 (night) to 15th March.
  • Punjab/Islamabad:
    Rain-wind/thunderstorm with few heavyfalls is expected in Murree, Galliyat, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mandi Bahauddin, Gujrat, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Kasur, Okara, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Khushab, Sargodha, Mianwali and Bhakkar from 11th , 12th (evening/night) to 14th March. Rain-wind/thunderstorm is also expected in Multan, Kot Addu, Layyah, Rajanpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Muzaffargarh, Rahim Yar Khan, Sadiqabad, Khanpur, Sahiwal, Bahawalpur and Bahawalnagar on 13th March. Isolated hailstorm is also likely during the period.
  • Sindh
    Rain-wind/thunderstorm is expected in Sukkur, Jacobabad, Kashmore, Larkana and Dadu on 10th & 12th March during evening/night. Dry/windy weather is expected in southern parts of the province.

Possible Impacts and advises:

  • Heavy rainfall may cause flash flooding in local nullah’s of Gwadar, Ketch, Turbat, Panjgur on 09th (night) & 10th March, While snowfall may distrupt traffic flows in northern parts of Balochistan from 10th to 13th March.
  • Heavy rain with isolated heavy snowfall may cause closure of roads in Murree, Galiyat, Naran, Kaghan, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Shangla, Astore, Hunza, Skardu, Neelum valley, Bagh, Poonch and Haveli on 13th & 14th March.
  • Landslides in Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Murree, Galiyat, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan may affect the vulnerable points in the area during the wet spell.
  • Wind-thunderstorm/hailstorm may damage loose structures like electric poles, Vehicles and solar panels etc.
  • Tourists are advised not to travel unnecessarily, while Farmers are advised to remain cautious about their crops.
    • Note: All concerned authorities are advised to remain “ALERT” and take necessary measures to avoid any untoward situation during the forecast period.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 27 Feb, 2024 14:50

Torrential Rainfall/Heavy snowfall with Windstorm/Thunderstorm & Isolated Hailstorm predicted in most parts of the country from 29th February to 02nd March. Heavy Rainfall may generate flash floods/Heavy snowfall may disrupt daily life in vulnerable areas

Met Office informed that a strong westerly wave is likely to approach western parts on 29th Feb and may grip most parts of the country on 01st March, and persist till 02nd March. Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Balochistan:
    Widespread heavy rain with windstorm/thunderstorm (snowfall over the hills) is expected in Nokkundi, Dalbandin, Chagi, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Awaran, Turbat, Kech, Gwadar, Jiwani, Pasni, Ormara, Panjgur, Kharan, Noushki, Washuk, Mastung, Sibbi, Naseerabad, Zhob, Sherani, Barkhan, Musakhel, Kohlu, Jhal Magsi, Loralai, Ziarat, Quetta, Chaman, Pishin, Qila Abdullah and Qila Saifullah from 29th Feb & 01st March. Isolated hailstorm is also likely during the period.
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa:
    Heavy to extremely heavy widespread rain with windstorm/thunderstorm (Heavy snowfall over the hills) is expected in Chitral, Dir, Swat, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Haripur, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner, Bajaur, Karak, Khyber, Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Swabi, Mardan, Kurram, Waziristan, Kohat, Lakki Marwat, Bannu and Dera Ismail Khan from 29th Feb to 03rd March. Isolated hailstorm is also likely during the period.
  • Gilgit Baltistan/Kashmir:
    Heavy to extremely heavy widespread rain with windstorm/thunderstorm & snowfall is expected in Gilgit-Baltistan (Diamir, Astore, Ghizer, Skardu, Hunza, Gilgit, Ghanche, Shigar), Kashmir (Neelum valley, Muzaffarabad, Rawalakot, Poonch, Hattian, Bagh, Haveli, Sudhanoti, Kotli, Bhimber, Mirpur) from 29th Feb to 03rd March. Isolated hailstorm is also likely during the period
  • Punjab/Islamabad:
    Widespread heavy rain with windstorm/thunderstorm is expected in Murree, Galliyat, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mandi Bahauddin, Gujrat, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Kasur, Okara, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Khushab, Sargodha, Mianwali and Bhakkar on 01st & 02nd March. Heavy snowfall is also expected in Murree, Galliyat and surrounding during the period. Rain-wind/thunderstorm is expected in Multan, Kot Addu, Layyah, Rajanpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rahim Yar Khan, Sadiqabad, Khanpur, Sahiwal, Bahawalpur and Bahawalnagar from 29th Feb to 02nd March. Isolated hailstorm is also likely during the period.
  • Sindh
    Rain-wind/thunderstorm is expected in Sukkur, Jacobabad, Kashmore, Larkana, Dadu, Shaheed Benazirabad Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Khairpur and Mirpurkhas on 29th Feb & 01st March. Isolated hailstorm is also likely during the period.

Possible Impacts and advises:

  • Heavy rainfall may cause flash flooding in local nullah’s of Gwadar, Ketch, Turbat, Panjgur, Awaran, Barkhan, Kohlu, Sibbi, Naseerabad, Dalbandin, Khuzdar, Dera Ghazi Khan on 29th Feb & 01st March, while heavy rainfall may cause flash flooding in hill torrents of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, Murree, Galliyat and local nullah’s of Islamabad/Rawalpindi on 01st & 02nd March.
  • Heavy rain/snowfall may cause closure of roads in Murree, Galiyat, Naran, Kaghan, Dir, Swat, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Shangla, Astore, Hunza, Skardu, Neelum valley, Bagh, Poonch and Haveli on 01st & 02nd March.
  • Landslides in Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Murree, Galiyat, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan may affect the vulnerable points in the area.
  • Wind-thunderstorm/hailstorm may damage loose structures like electric poles, Vehicles and solar panels etc.
  • Tourists are advised not to travel unnecessarily, while Farmers are advised to remain cautious about their crops
    • Note: All concerned authorities are advised to remain “ALERT” and take necessary measures to avoid any untoward situation during the forecast period.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 23 Feb, 2024 12:50

Rain-Wind/Thunderstorm (Snowfall over the hills) predicted in Balochistan and upper parts of the country on 26th & 27th February

Met Office informed that a westerly wave is likely to enter in Balochistan on 25th (night) and may grip upper parts of the country on 26th February. Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Balochistan:
    Rain-wind/thunderstorm (snowfall over the hills) with few heavy falls is expected in Chaghi, Noushki, Kharan, Panjgur, Gwadar, Awaran, Khuzdar, Kalat, Lasbella, Sibbi, Quetta, Ziarat, Chaman, Pishin, Qila Abdullah, Qila Saifullah, Zhob, Sherani, Barkhan, Musakhel and Kohlu on 25th (night) & 26th Feb.
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa:
    Rain-wind/thunderstorm (snowfall over the hills) is expected in Chitral, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Kohistan, Buner, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Swabi, Mardan, Charsadda, Nowshera, Peshawar, Mohmand, Bajaur, Khyber, Kurram, Kohat, Bannu and Waziristan from 25th (night) to 27th Feb with occasional gaps. Isolated hailstorm may also occur during the period.
  • Gilgit Baltistan/Kashmir:
    Rain-wind/thunderstorm (snowfall over the hills) is expected in Gilgit-Baltistan (Diamir, Astore, Ghizer, Skardu, Hunza, Gilgit, Ghanche, Shigar), Kashmir (Neelum valley, Muzaffarabad, Poonch, Hattian, Bagh, Haveli, Sudhanoti, Kotli, Bhimber, Mirpur) from 25th (night) to 27th Feb with occasional gaps. Isolated hailstorm may also occur during the period.
  • Punjab/Islamabad:
    Light to moderate rain-wind/thunderstorm (snowfall over the hills) is expected in Murree, Galliyat, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mianwali, Khushab and Sargodha, Bhakkar, Layyah and Dera Ghazi Khan on 26th (evening/night) & 27th Feb. Isolated hailstorm may also occur during the period.
  • Sindh
    Cloudy weather with gusty winds is expected in southern parts of the province on 25th & 26th Feb.

Possible Impacts and advises:

  • • Snowfall may disrupt and cause closure of roads in north Balochistan and heavy rain may cause flash flooding in local nullahs/streams in Balochistan particularly in Gwadar, Ketch, Panjgur and Awaran districts on 26th February.
  • Snowfall may disrupt roads in Murree, Galiyat, Naran, Kaghan, Dir, Swat, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Shangla, Astore, Hunza, Skardu, Neelum valley, Bagh, Poonch and Haveli on 26th (evening/night) & 27th February.
  • Possibility of landslides in Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Murree, Galiyat, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan cannot be ruled out during the forecast period.
  • Wind-thunderstorm may damage loose structures like electric poles, Vehicles and solar panels etc.
  • Farmers and tourists are advised to remain extra cautious during the spell.
    • Note: All concerned authorities are advised to remain “ALERT” and take necessary measures to avoid any untoward situation during the forecast period.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 16 Feb, 2024 01:15

Rain-Wind/Thunderstorm (Snowfall over the hills) with isolated Hailstorm predicted in upper/central parts from 17th (night) to 21st February

Met Office informed that a strong westerly wave is likely to approach western parts on 17th (night) and may grip upper/central parts of the country on 18th February. Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Gilgit Baltistan/Kashmir:
    Moderate to heavy rain-wind/thunderstorm (snowfall over the hills) is expected in Gilgit-Baltistan (Diamir, Astore, Ghizer, Skardu, Hunza, Gilgit, Ghanche, Shigar), Kashmir (Neelum valley, Muzaffarabad, Poonch, Hattian, Bagh, Haveli, Sudhanoti, Kotli, Bhimber, Mirpur) from 17th (night) to 21st Feb with occasional gaps. Isolated hailstorm may also occur during the period.
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa:
    Moderate to heavy rain-wind/thunderstorm (snowfall over the hills) is expected in Chitral, Dir, Swat, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Haripur, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner, Karak, Khyber, Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Swabi, Buner, Bajaur, Kurram, Waziristan, Kohat, Bannu and Dera Ismail Khan from 17th (night) to 20th Feb with occasional gaps. Isolated hailstorm may also occur during the period.
  • Punjab/Islamabad:
    Moderate to heavy rain-wind/thunderstorm (snowfall over the hills) is expected in Murree, Galliyat, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mandi Bahauddin, Mianwali, Khushab, Sargodha, Gujrat, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Faisalabad, Jhang, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Kasur from 17th (night) to 21st Feb, while light to moderate rain-wind/thunderstorm in Multan, Bhakkar, Kot Addu, Layyah, Rajanpur and Dera Ghazi Khan on 18th & 19th Feb. Isolated hailstorm may also occur during the period.
  • Balochistan
    Rain-wind/thunderstorm (snowfall over the hills) is expected in Quetta, Ziarat, Chaman, Pishin, Qila Abdullah, Qila Saifullah, Zhob, Sherani, Barkhan, Musakhel and Kohlu on 18th (evening/night) & 19th Feb.
  • Sindh
    Dry weather with strong gusty winds is expected in southern parts of the province from 18th to 20th Feb.

Possible Impacts and advises:

  • Heavy rain/snowfall may disrupt and cause closure of roads in Murree, Galiyat, Naran, Kaghan, Dir, Swat, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Shangla, Astore, Hunza, Skardu, Neelum valley, Bagh, Poonch and Haveli from 18th to 20th February.
  • Possibility of landslides in Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Murree, Galiyat, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan cannot be ruled out during the forecast period.
  • Wind-thunderstorm/hailstorm may damage loose structures like electric poles, Vehicles and solar panels etc.
  • Farmers and tourists are advised to remain extra cautious during the spell.
    • Note: All concerned authorities are advised to remain “ALERT” and take necessary measures to avoid any untoward situation during the forecast period.

Spokesperson