National Weather Forecasting Centre, Islamabad
Pakistan Meteorological Department

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Press Releases

Issue Date: 20 October, 2021 15:48

Rain-wind/Thunderstorm predicted in Upper and Central parts of the country from Friday to Sunday

Met Office informed that a westerly wave is likely to enter upper/central parts of the country on Friday. Under the influence of this weather system

  • Rain-wind-thunderstorm with snowfall over mountains is expected in Islamabad, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Malakand, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Swabi, Mardan, Nowshera, Peshawar, Charsadda, Bajaur, Kurram, Waziristan, Kohat, Mianwali, Khushab, Sargodha, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mandi Bahauddin, Hafizabad, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Kasur, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Okara, Pakpattan, Bahawalnagar, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Bhakkar, Layyah, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir from Friday(evening/night) to Sunday.
  • Heavy falls with Hailstorm are also expected in Dir, Swat, Malakand, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Swabi, Mardan, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mandi Bahauddin, Hafizabad, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore and Sheikhupura on Friday (night)/Saturday.
  • Wind-thunderstorm with light rain is also expected in Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Multan, Khanewal, Bahawalpur, Rahimyar Khan, Khanpur, Quetta, Zhob, Barkhan, Ziarat and Loralai on Friday (night)/Saturday.

Possible Impacts:

  • Windstorm may cause damages to vulnerable structures in Upper/Central parts of the country.
  • Due to westerly wave day temperatures will fall rapidly across the country particularly in upper parts during the forecast period
  • Winds/Rainfall may affect the crops in harvesting areas.

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

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 8 October, 2021 15:58

Rain-wind/Thunderstorm predicted in Upper parts of the country

Met Office informed that a westerly wave is likely to enter upper parts of the country on Sunday. Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Rain-wind-thunderstorm (isolated heavy falls) with light snowfall over high mountains are expected in Chitral, Dir, Swat, Malakand, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir from Sunday(evening/night) to Tuesday.
  • Rain-wind-thunderstorm is expected in Haripur, Swabi, Mardan, Nowshera, Peshawar, Charsadda, Bajaur, Kurram, Kohat, Mianwali, Khushab, Sargodha, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mandi Bahauddin, Hafizabad, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sialkot, Narowal and Lahore from Sunday (evening/night) and Monday.
  • Wind-thunderstorm are also expected in Central and South Punjab during Sunday (evening/night) and Monday.

Possible Impacts:

  • Weather conditions are likely to transit from Summer to Autumn in upper parts.
  • Day temperatures would be mild in upper parts of the country, while night temperatures are expected to fall gradually in coming days.
  • Windstorm may cause damages to vulnerable structures in Upper/Central parts of the country.

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

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 24 September, 2021 16:25

More Rain-wind/Thundershower with occasional gaps predicted in Southern half of the country

Monsoon rainfalls are likely to subside in Upper parts of the country in coming days

Met Office informed that strong monsoon currents are likely to penetrate in Sindh from 27th September (Monday) and likely to continue till 02nd October (Saturday). Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Rain-wind-thundershower is expected in Mirpur Khas, Thar Parker, Umar Kot, Sanghar, Thatta, Badin, Karachi, Hyderabad, Tando Allayar, Tando Muhammad Khan, Mitiari, Shaheed Benazirabad, Dadu, Kalat, Khuzdar and Lasbella from 28th September (Tuesday) to 02nd October (Saturday) with occasional gaps. Heavy falls are also expected in Karachi, Thatta, Badin, Dadu and Hyderabad during the period.
  • Rain-wind-thundershower is also expected at scattered places in Sukkur, Larkana, Jacobabad, Kohlu, Sibbi, Naseerabad, Barkhan, Zhob, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur and Bahawalpur during 28th September (Tuesday) to 30th September (Thursday).
  • Isolated Rain-wind-thunderstorm is expected in Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Islamabad, Northeast Punjab, Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during 27th /28th September, 30th September (Thursday) and 01st October (Friday).

Possible Impacts:

  • Wind-storm may cause damages to the vulnerable structures.
  • Heavy fall may generate urban flooding in Karachi, Thatta, Badin, Hyderabad and may trigger flash flooding in Kalat, Khuzdar and Lasbella during the forecast period.

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

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 19 September, 2021 16:43

Rain-wind/Thundershower predicted in the country during next week with occasional gaps

Met Office informed that monsoon currents are likely to penetrate in the country from 20th September Monday (evening/night) and likely to continue till 25th September (Saturday). Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Rain-wind-thundershower (with isolated heavy falls) is expected in Kashmir, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Gujrat, Mandi Bahauddin, Sialkot, Narowal, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Lahore, Okara, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Mianwali, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Kohistan, Shangla, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Mardan, Charsadda, Nowshera, Dir, Chitral, Peshawar, Kohat, Waziristan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Ghizer, Astore, Diamir, Skardu, Gilgit, Hunza, Nagar, Ghanche and Kharmang) with occasional gaps from 20th September Monday (evening/night) to 24th September (Friday).
  • Rain-wind-thunderstorm (with isolated heavy falls) is also expected in Tank, Karak, Bannu, D.I. Khan, South Punjab (Bhakkar, Layyah, Sahiwal, Bahawalnagar, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Khanpur, Khanewal, Multan), Eastern Balochistan (Kohlu, Loralai, Barkhan, Zhob, Musa Khel, Quetta, Ziarat, Kalat (and in Sindh (Karachi, Hyderabad, Mirpur Khas, Thar Parker, Umar Kot, Sanghar, Thatta, Badin, Dadu, Shaheed Benazirabad, Sukkur, Larkana) from 23rd September Thursday (evening/night) to 25th September (Saturday).

Possible Impacts:

  • Prevailing very humid and hot weather conditions likely to subside during the forecast period.
  • Wind-storm may cause damages to the vulnerable structures.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 31 August, 2021 11:57

Rain-wind/Thundershower predicted in Sindh and Balochistan from Tuesday (Evening/Night) to Friday

Met Office informed that monsoon currents presently giving rains in upper/central parts of the country are now likely to give more rain thunderstorm in southern parts of the country:

  • Rain-wind-thundershower (with Isolated heavy falls) are expected in Tharparker, Umerkot, Mirpurkhas, Sanghar, Shaheed Benazirabad, Hyderabad, Badin, Thatta, Karachi, Jamshoro, Dadu, Larkana, Sukkur, Jacobabad, Kohlu, Barkhan, Sibbi, Loralai, Musakhel, Zhob, Ziarat, Quetta, Pishin, Mastung, Naseerabad, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella and Awaran districts from 31st August Tuesday (evening/night) to 3rd September (Friday).
  • Rain-wind-thunderstorm is also expected in South Punjab (Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Multan, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur and Rahim Yar Khan( on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Possible Impacts:

  • Prevailing very humid and hot weather conditions likely to subside during the forecast period.
  • Possibility of damaging effects due to wind-storm during the period.
  • Heavy rainfall may generate urban flooding in Karachi ,Thatta, Badin and Hyderabad may trigger flash flooding in local Streams/Barsati Nullahs of Koh-e- Suleman and eastern Balochistan on Thursday and Friday.

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

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 26 August, 2021 16:23

Rain-wind/Thundershower predicted in upper and central parts from Friday (Evening/Night) to Wednesday with occasional gaps

Met Office informed that more monsoon currents are likely to penetrate in upper parts of the country from 27th August Friday (Evening/Night) and likely to continue till 01st September (Wednesday). Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Rain-wind-thundershower is expected in Kashmir, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Gujrat, Mandi Bahauddin, Sialkot, Narowal, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Lahore, Okara, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Mianwali, Kohistan, Shangla, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Mardan, Charsadda, Nowshera, Dir, Chitral, Peshawar, Kohat, Waziristan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Ghizer, Astore, Diamir, Skardu, Gilgit, Hunza, Nagar, Ghanche and Kharmang) with occasional gaps from 27th August Friday (Evening/Night) to 01st September (Wednesday).
  • Heavy falls are also expected in Dir, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Muzaffarabad, Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Lahore and Kasur from 29th August (Sunday night) to 31st August (Tuesday).
  • Rain-wind-thunderstorm is also expected in Tank, Karak, Bannu, D.I. Khan, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Bhakkar, Layyah, Sahiwal, Bahawalnagar, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Khanpur, Khanewal, Multan, Kohlu, Loralai, Barkhan, Zhob, Musa khel, Quetta, Ziarat and Kalat on 30th August Monday (Evening/Night) and 01st September (Wednesday).

Possible Impacts:

  • Prevailing very humid and hot weather conditions likely to subside during the forecast period.
  • Possibility of damaging effects due to wind-storm during the period.
  • Heavy rainfall may generate urban flooding in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala and Lahore on Monday (Night)/Tuesday.

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

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 17 August, 2021 16:30

Rain-wind/Thundershower predicted in upper and central parts from Thursday (Night) to Saturday

Met Office informed that strong monsoon currents are likely to penetrate in upper parts of the country from 19th August Thursday (night) and likely to continue till 21st August (Saturday). Under the influence of this weather system:Met Office informed that strong monsoon currents are likely to penetrate in upper parts of the country from 19th August Thursday (night) and likely to continue till 21st August (Saturday). Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Rain-wind-thundershower (with isolated heavy falls) is expected in Kashmir, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Gujrat, Mandi Bahauddin, Sialkot, Narowal, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Lahore, Okara, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Mianwali, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Bhakkar, Layyah, Sahiwal, Bahawalnagar, Kohistan, Shangla, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Mardan, Charsadda, Nowshera, Dir, Chitral, Peshawar, Kohat, Waziristan, Tank, Karak, Bannu, D.I. Khan and Gilgit-Baltistan (Ghizer, Astore, Diamir, Skardu, Gilgit, Hunza, Nagar, Ghanche and Kharmang)with occasional gaps from 19th August (Thursday (night)) to 21st August (Saturday).
  • Rain-wind-thundershower is also expected in, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Khanpur, Rahimyar Khan, Multan, Bahawalpur, Naseerabad, Jaffarabad, Kohlu, Loralai, Barkhan, Zhob, Khuzdar and Kalat from 20th August Friday (evening) and 21st August (Saturday).

Possible Impacts:

  • Heavy rains may generate flash flooding in some Local/Barsati Nullahs of Shangla, Buner, Batgram, Mansehra, Balakot, Abbottabad, Swat, Kohistan, Kashmir, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Sialkot and Narowal on 20th August (Friday) and 21st August (Saturday).
  • Heavy fall can also generate urban flooding in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Okara, Kasur and Faisalabad during the period.
  • Heavy falls may trigger landslides in the vulnerable areas of Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the forecast period.

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

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 11 August, 2021 11:53

More Rain-wind/Thundershower predicted in the country

Met Office informed that strong monsoon currents are likely to penetrate in upper parts of the country from 12th August (Thursday) and likely to continue till 15th August (Sunday). Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Rain-wind-thundershower (with isolated heavy falls) is expected in Kashmir, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Gujrat, Mandi Bahauddin, Sialkot, Narowal, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Lahore, Okara, Sahiwal, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Mianwali, Kohistan, Shangla, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Mardan, Charsadda, Nowshera, Dir, Chitral, Peshawar, Kohat, Waziristan, Tank, Karak, Bannu, D.I. Khan, Bhakkar, Layyah and Gilgit-Baltistan (Ghizer, Astore, Diamir, Skardu, Gilgit, Hunza, Nagar, Ghanche and Kharmang)with occasional gaps from 12th August (Thursday (night)) to 15th August (Sunday).
  • Rain-wind-thundershower is also expected in, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Khanpur, Rahimyar Khan, Multan, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Sukkur, Larkana, Jacobabad, Dadu, Shaheed Benazirabad, Mirpurkhas, Naseerabad, Jaffarabad, Kohlu, Loralai, Barkhan, Zhob, Ziarat, Quetta, Mastung, Khuzdar and Kalat from 15th August Sunday (evening) to 17th August (Tuesday).

Possible Impacts:

  • Heavy rains may generate flash flooding in some Local/Barsati Nullahs of Shangla, Buner, Batgram, Mansehra, Balakot, Abbottabad, Swat, Kohistan, Kashmir, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Sialkot and Narowal during 14th August (Saturday) & 15th August (Sunday), while in hill torrents of Dera Ghazi Khan and eastern parts of Balochistan on 15th & 16th August (Sunday & Monday)
  • Heavy fall can also generate urban flooding in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Faisalabad and Peshawar during the period.
  • Heavy falls may trigger landslides in the vulnerable areas of Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the forecast period

Note: All concerned authorities are advised to remain “ALERT” during the forecast period.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 30 July, 2021 12:38

More Rain-wind/Thundershower predicted in upper & central parts of the country from Saturday to Tuesday

Met Office informed that monsoon currents are continuously penetrating in upper parts of the country and likely to continue till Tuesday. Under the influence of this weather system

  • Rain-wind-thundershower (with isolated heavy falls) is expected in Kashmir, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Gujrat, Mandi Bahauddin, Sialkot, Narowal, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Lahore, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Mianwali, Kohistan, Shangla, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Mardan, Charsadda, Nowshera, Dir, Chitral, Peshawar, Kohat, Tank and Karak with occasional gaps from Saturday to Tuesday.
  • Rain-wind-thundershower is expected in Gilgit-Baltistan (Ghizer, Astore, Diamir, Skardu, Gilgit, Hunza, Nagar, Ghanche and Kharmang), Bannu, D.I. Khan, Bhakkar, Layyah, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan and Sahiwal during the period.

Possible Impacts:

  • Heavy rains may generate flash flooding in some Local/Barsati Nullahs of Shangla, Buner, Batgram, Mansehra, Balakot, Abbottabad, Swat, Kohistan, Kashmir, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Sialkot and Narowal during Saturday to Monday.
  • Heavy fall may generate urban flooding in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Faisalabad and Sargodha during the period
  • Heavy falls may trigger landslides in the vulnerable areas of Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa during the period

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

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 26 July, 2021 12:55

Rain-wind/Thundershower predicted in upper & central parts of the country during the week

Met Office informed that strong monsoon currents are continuously penetrating in upper parts of the country and likely to continue during the week. Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Rain-wind-thundershower (with isolated heavy falls) is expected in Kashmir, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Gujrat, Mandi Bahauddin, Sialkot, Narowal, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Lahore, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Mianwali, Kohistan, Shangla, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Mardan, Charsadda, Nowshera, Dir, Chitral, Peshawar, Kohat, Tank and Karak with occasional gaps from Monday to Friday.
  • Rain-wind-thundershower is expected in Gilgit-Baltistan (Ghizer, Astore, Diamir, Skardu, Gilgit, Hunza, Nagar, Ghanche and Kharmang), Bannu, D.I. Khan, Bhakkar, Layyah, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Sahiwal, Barkhan, Kohlu, Sibbi and Zhob from Tuesday to Thursday.

Possible Impacts:

  • Heavy rains may generate flash flooding in Local/Barsati Nullahs of Shangla, Buner, Batgram, Mansehra, Balakot, Abbottabad, Swat, Kohistan, Mardan, Charsadda, Kohat, Kashmir, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Sialkot, Narowal and D.G Khan from Monday to Thursday.
  • Urban flooding in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Faisalabad and Peshawar during the period.
  • Heavy downpour may trigger landslides in the vulnerable areas of Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa from Monday to Thursday.

All concerned authorities are particularly advised to remain “ALERT” during the forecast period.

Spokesperson