National Weather Forecasting Centre, Islamabad
Pakistan Meteorological Department

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Press Releases

Issue Date: 27 January, 2023 11:04

Rain with snowfall over the hills predicted in Western & Upper parts of the country from Saturday to Monday

Met Office informed that a westerly wave is likely to enter western parts on Saturday, and likely to grip upper parts on Sunday and may persist till Monday (afternoon). Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Rain-wind/thunderstorm with isolated hailstorm (snowfall over the hills) is expected in Murree, Galliyat, Kashmir (Neelum valley, Muzaffarabad, Poonch, Hattian, Bagh, Haveli, Sudhanoti, Kotli, Bhimber, Mirpur), Gilgit-Baltistan (Diamir, Astore, Ghizer, Skardu, Hunza, Gilgit, Ghanche, Shigar), Chitral, Dir, Swat, Manshera, Haripur, Kohistan, Abbottabad from 28th (evening/night) to 30th January, while in Islamabad, Pothohar region, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Kasur, Sheikhupura, Nankana Sahib, Khushab, Mianwali, Sargodha, Karak, Peshawar, Charsada, Nowshera, Swabi, Buner, Bajaur, Kurram, Waziristan, Kohat, Bannu and Dera Ismail Khan on 29th & 30th January.
  • Light to moderate rain-wind/thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills is expected in Quetta, Zhob, Barkhan, Harnai, Qila Saifullah, Qillah Abdullah, Chamman, Pishin, Panjgur, Turbat, Khuzdar, Kalat and Makran coast on 28th (evening/night) & 29th January. Light rain is also expected in Bhakkar, Layyah, Multan, Dera Ghazi Khan, Sukkur, Bahawalpur, Sahiwal, Okara and Pakpattan during the period.

Possible Impacts:

  • Moderate to isolated heavy 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 28th (night) to 30th January. Landslides in Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Murree, Galiyat, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan may also occur during the forecast period.
  • Tourists are advised to remain extra cautious during the spell.
  • Rain will be beneficial for the standing crops particularly in Barani areas of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
  • Temperatures are likely to fall (02-04) °C after the spell.

NOTE: All concerned authorities are advised to remain “ALERT” to avoid any untoward situation during the forecast period.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 19 January, 2023 15:47

Rain with snowfall over the hills predicted in Upper parts of the country during coming days

Met Office informed that a westerly wave affecting North Balochistan, is likely to grip upper parts on 20th January (night) and may persist till 25th January with occasional gaps. Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Light to moderate rain-wind with snowfall over the hills (isolated hailstorm) is expected in Kashmir, Gilgit- Baltistan, Murree, Galliyat, Islamabad, Pothohar region, Kohistan, Swat, Dir, Chitral, Manshera, Haripur, Abbottabad, Karak, Charsada, Peshawar, Nowshera, Swabi, Buner, Bajaur, Kurram, Waziristan, Kohat, Bannu, Sargodha, Mianwali, Khushab, Bhakkar, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Lahore, Kasur, Sialkot, Narowal, Sheikhupura and Nankana Sahib from 21st to 24th January with occasional gaps.
  • Light rain/drizzle is also expected in Multan, Sahiwal, Okara, Pakpattan, Dera Ghazi Khan, Layyah, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Rahimyar Khan, Sukkur and Dera Ismail Khan on 20th /21st January.
  • Rain-wind (moderate to isolated heavy snowfall) is expected in Kashmir (Neelum valley, Muzaffarabad, Poonch, Hattian, Bagh, Haveli, Sudhanoti, Kotli, Bhimber, Mirpur), Murree, Galiyat, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Malakand, Kohistan, Mansehra and Abbottabad from 23rd to 25th January.

Possible Impacts:

  • Heavy 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 during the forecast period. Landslides in Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan may also occur during the forecast period.
  • Tourists are advised to remain extra cautious during the spell.
  • Rain will be beneficial for the standing crops particularly in parts of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
  • Temperatures are likely to fall significantly after the spell.

All concerned authorities are advised to remain “ALERT” to avoid any untoward situation during the forecast period.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 17 January, 2023 11:24

Rain-snowfall over the hills predicted in Balochistan on Wednesday and Thursday

Met Office informed that a westerly wave is likely to enter North Balochistan on 18th January, and produce rain/snowfall in parts of Balochistan till 19th January. Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Rain/snowfall (isolated heavy fall) is expected in Quetta, Zhob, Barkhan, Ziarat, Chaman, Pishin, Nokkundi, Dalbandin, Harnai, Qilla Saifullah, Qilla Abdullah, Muslim Bagh, Kalat, Khuzdar, Turbat, Panjgur and Makran coast on 18th & 19th January.
  • Partly cloudy to cloudy weather conditions in other parts of the country.
  • Another weather system is likely to approach upper parts of the country from 21st January

Possible Impacts:

  • Moderate with isolated heavy fall/snowfall may disrupt and cause closure of roads in parts of North Balochistan.
  • Tourists are advised to remain extra cautious during the spell
  • Rain will be beneficial for the crops and orchards in Balochistan.
  • Temperatures are likely to fall significantly during and after the spell

NOTE: All concerned authorities are advised to remain “ALERT” to avoid any untoward situation during the forecast period..

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 9 January, 2023 13:54

Rain-snowfall over the hills predicted in Upper parts from Wednesday to Friday

Moderate to heavy snowfall in Mountainous/hilly areas

Met Office informed that a westerly wave is likely to enter North Balochistan on 10th January (night), and likely to grip upper parts on 11th January (Wednesday). Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Rain/snowfall (isolated heavy fall) is expected in Quetta, Zhob, Barkhan, Ziarat, Nokkundi, Dalbandin, Harnai, Qilla Saifullah, Qilla Abdullah, Chaman, Muslim Bagh and Pishin on 10th (night) & 11th January.
  • Rain (moderate to isolated heavy snowfall) is expected in Murree, Galiyat, Kashmir (Neelum valley, Muzaffarabad, Poonch, Hattian, Bagh, Haveli, Sudhanoti, Kotli, Bhimber, Mirpur), Gilgit Baltistan (Diamir, Astore, Ghizer, Skardu, Hunza, Gilgit, Ghanche, Shigar), Chitral, Dir, Swat, Malakand, Kohistan, Mansehra and Abbottabad from 11th to 13th January.
  • Moderate rain is also expected in Islamabad, Pothohar region, Charsadda, Bajaur, Kurram, Waziristan, Kohat, Bannu, Karak, Peshawar, Nowshera, Swabi, Sargodha, Mianwali, Khushab, Bhakkar, Layyah, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Hafizabad, Sialkot, Narowal, Sheikhupura, Nankana Sahib, Kasur, Sahiwal, Okara and Lahore from 11th to 13th January. Light rain may occur along Makran coast, D. I Khan, D. G. Khan, Muzaffargarh, Multan, Khanewal and Pakpattan on 11th & 12th January

Possible Impacts:

  • Heavy snowfall may disrupt and cause clouser of roads in Murree, Galiyat, Naran, Kaghan, Dir, Swat, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Shangla, Astore, Hunza, Skardu, Neelum valley, Bagh, Poonch and Haveli from 11th to 13th January. Possibility of landslides in Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan can’t be ruled out
  • Tourists are advised to remain extra cautious during the spell
  • Rain will be beneficial for the standing crops particularly in parts of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  • Foggy conditions are likely to subside during the forecast period
  • Temperatures are likely to fall significantly during and after the spell.

NOTE: All concerned authorities are advised to remain “ALERT” to avoid any untoward situation during the forecast period.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 5 January, 2023 16:44

Rain-snowfall over the hills predicted in Western & Upper parts during the weekend

Met Office informed that a westerly wave is likely to enter north Balochistan on 06th January (evening/night), and likely to grip upper parts on weekend. Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Light to moderate rain (with snowfall over the hills) is expected in Quetta, Zhob, Barkhan, Ziarat, Nokkundi, Dalbandin, Harnai, Qilla Saifullah, Qilla Abdullah, Chaman and Pishin on 07th and 08th January.
  • Moderate rain (with snowfall over the hills) is also expected in Murree, Galiyat, Kashmir (Neelum valley, Muzaffarabad, Poonch, Hattian, Bagh, Haveli, Sudhanoti, Kotli, Bhimber, Mir pur), Gilgit Baltistan (Diamir, Astore, Ghizer, Skardu, Hunza, Gilgit, Ghanche, Shigar), Chitral, Dir, Swat, Malakand, Kohistan, Mansehra and Abbottabad from 07th to 09th January.
  • Light rain is also expected in Islamabad, Pothohar region, Charsada, Bajaur, Kurram, Waziristan and Kohat during the weekend.

Possible Impacts:

  • Rain will be beneficial for the standing crops specially in Barani areas
  • Foggy conditions are likely to reduce during the forecast period
  • Day temperatures are likely to fall (05-07) °C during the wet spell
  • Snowfall may disrupt normal vehicular traffic in mountainous/hilly areas
  • Possibility of landslides in Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan can’t be ruled out due to which blockage of roads may occur during the forecast period

NOTE: All concerned authorities are advised to remain cautious to avoid any untoward situation during the forecast period.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 27 December, 2022 11:01

Rain-snowfall over the hills predicted in Upper parts of the country

Met Office informed that after a long dry spell, a westerly wave has entered in Northwestern parts of Balochistan and likely to grip upper and central parts of the country on 28th (night) and may persist till 29th December. Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Rain (with snowfall over the hills) is expected in Quetta, Zhob, Barkhan, Ziarat, Nokkundi, Dalbandin, Harani, Qillah Saifullah, Qillah Abdullah, Chaman, Pishin, Gwadar, Jiwani, Turbat, Panjgur, Kalat, Khuzdar, Sibbi, Naseerabad and Lasbella on 27th (evening/night) to 29th December.
  • Light to moderate rain (with snowfall over the hills) is also expected in Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Malakand, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Mardan, Peshawar, Charsadda, Bajaur, Kurram, Waziristan, Kohat, Sargodha, Islamabad, Murree, Galiyat and Pothohar region on 28th (night) and 29th December.
  • Light rain is also expected in Sukkur, Larkana, Jacobabad, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Lahore, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Multan, Bahawalpur, Rahimyar Khan and Bhakkar during the period.

Possible Impacts:

  • Rain will be beneficial for the standing crops specially in Barani areas.
  • Foggy conditions are likely to subside during the forecast period.
  • Day temperatures are likely to fall (05-07) °C during the wet spell.
  • Snowfall may disrupt normal vehicular traffic in mountainous/hilly areas.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 23 December, 2022 10:47

Dense Foggy conditions are likely to continue in plains of the country in coming days

Met office informed that due to persistent dry weather, dense foggy conditions are likely to continue in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Peshawar, Rashakai, Mardan, Charsada, Swabi, Nowshehra and D I Khan), Punjab (Jhelum, Lahore, Gujranwala, Narowal, Sialkot, Faisalabad, Jhang, Sargodha, Mianwali, Toba Tek Singh, Okara, Sahiwal, Bhakkar, Layyah, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Multan, Rahimyar Khan and Dera Ghazi Khan) and Sindh (Sukkur, Larkana, Hyderabad, Mohenjo-Daro and surrounding areas) particularly from (2000 PST to 1200 PST).

Very cold weather conditions in Murree, Galiyat, Gilgit Baltistan, Kashmir, North Balochistan and parts of upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Possible Impacts:

  • Foggy conditions may affect transportation means
  • Air quality may be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

NOTE: Travelers are advised to remain cautious to avoid any untoward situation.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 2 December, 2022 15:13

Foggy conditions are likely to persist in plains of the country

Met office informed that due to persistent dry weather, foggy conditions are likely to continue during the coming week with increasing intensity, particularly during night and morning hours. While, very cold weather conditions in Gilgit Baltistan, Kashmir, North Balochistan and parts of upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Partly cloudy to cloudy weather conditions are expected in Gilgit Baltistan, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Mansehra, Kohistan and Kashmir with chances of light rain with snowfall over the hills on 2nd & 3rd December.

Possible Impacts:

  • Foggy conditions may affect transportation means.
  • Air quality may be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

NOTE: Travelers are advised to remain cautious to avoid any untoward situation.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 28 November, 2022 13:19

Foggy conditions likely in plain areas of the country during the week

Met office informed that due to persistent dry weather foggy conditions have developed in northeast and southern parts of Punjab, plains of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and upper Sindh and these conditions are likely to continue during the week particularly during night and morning hours. While, very cold weather conditions in Gilgit Baltistan, Kashmir, North Balochistan and parts of upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Possible Impacts:

  • Foggy conditions may affect transportation means
  • Air quality may be unhealthy for sensitive groups

NOTE: Travelers are advised to remain cautious to avoid any untoward situation.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 3 November, 2022 10:54

First winter rain with snowfall predicted in the country from the weekend

Met office informed that a westerly wave is likely to enter in the country on 04th November (evening/night) and likely to persist till 07th November. Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Rain-wind/thunderstorm (snowfall over the mountains) with isolated hailstorms expected in Chitral, Dir, Swat, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Malakand, Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan from 04th (evening/night) to 07th November, while in Bajaur, Peshawar, Mardan, Charsadda, Swabi, Nowshera, Kurram, Kohat, Waziristan, Bannu, D.I.Khan, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sheikhupura, Mianwali, Khushab, Sargodha, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Jhang and Faisalabad from 05th to 07th November (Morning).
  • Heavy rainfall is expected in Dir, Swat, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Murree, Galiyat, Kashmir, Islamabad, Pothohar region, Gujrat, Gujranwala and Sialkot on 5th and 6th November.
  • Light to moderate rain-wind/thunderstorm is also expected in Quetta, Zhob, Barkhan, Chaman, Pishin, Qillah Saifullah, Loralai, Bolan, Sibbi, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Awaran, Dadu, Shaheed Benazirabad, Karachi, Qambar Shahdadkot, Sukkur, Jacobabad, Naseerabad, Bhakkar, Layyah, Multan, D.G. Khan, Rajanpur Muzaffargarh, Sahiwal and Okara on 06th (Evening/night) & 07th November.

Possible Impacts:

  • Day temperature likely to fall 05 to 07 °C in upper parts including north Balochistan and 02 to 04 °C in southern parts of the country.
  • Cold wave condition is likely to grip upper parts including north Balochistan after the passage of westerly wave.
  • Heavy fall may trigger landslides in hilly areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.
  • Wet spell will be beneficial for the sowing of wheat while may affect rice crop harvesting.

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

Spokesperson