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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



Issue Date: 5 July, 2022 14:17

More Monsoon Rains predicted in the Country during the week

Met Office informed that monsoon currents are penetrating in the country and may continue during next 24-48 hours. The monsoon currents are likely to further strengthen from the weekend. Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Rain-wind/thundershower is expected in Islamabad, Kashmir, Swat, Mansehra, Kohistan, Abbottabad, Haripur, Peshawar, Mardan, Swabi, Nowshera, Rawalpindi, Murree, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Sargodha, Hafizabad, M. B Din, Sialkot, Narowal, Mianwali, Bhakkar, Lahore, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Jhang, T.T Singh, Okara from 05th July (night) to 07th July (morning). Heavy falls are also expected in Kashmir, Peshawar, Mardan, Kurram, Dir, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Islamabad, Potohar region, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Hafizabad, Lahore, Faisalabad and Sargodha on 05th (night) and 06th July.
  • Rain-wind/thundershower (with isolated heavy falls) is expected in Zhob, Ziarat, Barkhan, Loralai, Kohlu, Quetta, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Naseerabad, Sibbi, Panjgur, Turbat, Pasni, Gwadar, Ormara, Kech, Awaran, Kharan, Mirpurkhas, Dadu, Karachi, Thatta and Badin from 05th (night) to 07th July.

Possible Impacts:

  • Heavy falls may generate urban flooding in Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Faisalabad, Lahore, Gujranwala and Sialkot on 05th (night) and 06th July.
  • Flash flooding is also expected in local Nullahs of Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Kashmir, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Naseerabad, Gwadar, Awaran, Barkhan, Bolan and Kohlu during the forecast period.
  • Rainfall may trigger landslides in Kashmir, Galliyat, 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 during the forecast period.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 3 July, 2022 13:46

Monsoon Updates for Sindh and Balochistan

Met office informed that the current weather system in Sindh and Balochistan has weakened in its intensity, as its core has shifted to south southwest of Karachi in Arabian Sea. However, it may give rain-wind-thundershower at scattered places (with few heavy falls) in Sindh (Tharparkar, Umarkot, Thatta, Badin, Sangarh, Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad, Jamshoro, Dadu, Karachi) and Balochistan (Khuzdar, Lasbella, Awaran, Kharan, Panjgur) from today (Evening/Night) to Wednesday.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 1 July, 2022 13:18

Onset of Monsoon Rains
Torrential rains are likely in Sindh and Balochistan during the coming days

Met office informed that monsoon rains have started with the initial spells in parts of Northeast Punjab, Kashmir and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. More thundershower rain with isolated heavy falls are expected in these parts in the coming days. Strong monsoon currents are also likely to enter southeastern parts of Sindh and Balochistan from tomorrow. Under the influence of this weather system.

  • Rain-thundershower with heavy to very heavy falls is expected in Tharparkar, Umerkot, Sanghar, Badin, Mirpurkhas, Thatta, Hyderabad, Tando M. Khan, Tando Allayar, Karachi, Dadu and Jamshoro districts during 2nd to 5th July, 2022.
  • Rain-thundershower with isolated heavy falls is expected in Shaheed Benazirabad, Noshero Feroz, Sukkur, Larkana, Khairpur, Shikarpur, Qambar Shahdadkot, Ghotki and Kashmore districts during the period.
  • Rain-thundershower with heavy to very heavy falls is expected in Khuzdar, Barkhan, Lasbella, Kohlu, Sibbi, Awaran, Naseerabad, Panjgur from 2nd to 5th July, 2022.
  • Rain-thunderstorm with few heavy falls is expected in Quetta, Zhob, Dalbandin, Nokkundi, Noshki, Qila Saifullah, Mastung, Kalat and Coastal belt (Gawadar, Pasni & Ormara) during the period.

Possible Impacts:

  • Heavy downpour may cause urban flooding in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Khuzdar, Ormara, Pasni and Gawadar during the forecast period.
  • Heavy falls may generate flash flooding in local Nullahs/Rivers of Barkhan, Zhob, Sibbi, Panjgur, Kohlu, Naseerabad, Nagarparkar and Dadu
  • Windstorms may damage loose structures of vulnerable locations in Sindh and Balochistan.
  • Sea conditions may become Rough/Very Rough during 3rd to 5th July, 2022. Fishermen are advised to take extra care during the period.

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

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 28 June, 2022 13:37

Monsoon Rains are expected from 30th June

Met Office informed that moist currents from Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal are likely to enter in upper parts of the country from 29th June (Wednesday) which may intensify and expand to southern parts of the country by the end of this week. Under the influence of this, the expected weather will be as under:

  • Rain-windstorm/thundershower is expected in Islamabad, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, Swat, Mansehra, Kohistan, Abbottabad, Haripur, Peshawar, Mardan, Swabi, Nowshera, Rawalpindi, Murree, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Sargodha, Hafizabad, M. B Din, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Jhang, T.T Singh, Okara, Sahiwal and Bahawalnagar from 30th June to 04th July. Isolated heavy falls are also expected during the period.
  • Rain-windstorm/thundershower (Isolated heavy falls) are expected in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Dadu, Zhob, Ziarat, Barkhan, Loralai, Kohlu, Quetta, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Naseerabad and Sibbi from 1st July to 05th July.

Possible Impacts:

  • Heavy falls may generate urban flooding in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Faisalabad from 02nd to 04th July & in Karachi and Hyderabad from 03rd to 05th July.
  • Fishermen are advised to remain careful due to rough sea conditions from 03rd to 05th July.
  • Flash flooding is also expected in local nullahs of Kashmir, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Naseerabad, Awaran, Barkhan and Kohlu during the forecast period.
  • Heavy rainfall may trigger landslides in Kashmir, Galliyat and Murree.
  • The rising temperatures are likely to subside during the forecast period. Windstorms may damage loose structures at vulnerable locations.
  • Rainwater will be beneficial for the sowing of rice crop.
  • Travelers and tourists are advised to remain extra cautious during the forecast period.

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

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 19 June, 2022 17:06

Torrential rains expected in the country from 20th June Monday (night) to 22nd June Wednesday, 2022

Met office informed that a strong weather system is likely to enter upper and central parts of the country on Monday. Under the influence of this weather system

  • Widespread rain-windstorm/ thundershower (scattered heavy to very heavy falls) with isolated hailstorm are expected in Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Chitral, Dir, Swat, Buner, Shangla, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Swabi, Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan, Charsada, Bajaur, Mohmand, Khyber, Kurram, Kohat, Lakki Marwat, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, Waziristan), Punjab (Rawalpindi, Murree, Galyat, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mianwali, Sargodha, Khushab, Bhakkar, Layyah, D.G.Khan, Hafizabad, Faisalabad, M. B Din, T.T Singh, Jhang, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Sheikhupura, Okara, Kasur, Sahiwal, Pakpattan, Bahawalnagar, Multan ), Kashmir (Bhimber, Kotli, Mirpur, Poonch, Bagh, Haveli, Hattian, Muzaffarabad, Neelum Valley), Gilgit Baltistan (Astore, Ghizer, Gilgit, Diamir, Hunza, Skardu) and northeast Balochistan (Zhob, Sherani, Musa Khel, Kohlu, Barkhan) from 20th June Monday (evening/night) to 22nd June Wednesday, 2022.
  • Wind thunderstorm-rain is expected in Sukkur, Larkana, Kashmore, Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Shaheed Benazirabad, Dadu, Jamshoro, Hyderabad, Karachi, Dera Bugti, Jaffarabad, Naseerabad, Lasbella and Khuzdar from 21st June (evening/night) to 22nd June, 2022

Possible Impacts:

  • Heavy falls may trigger land sliding in vulnerable areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Galyat, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan during the forecast period.
  • Heavy falls may generate flash flooding in local Nullahs/Rivers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan and Northeast Balochistan.
  • Heavy downpour may cause urban flooding in Peshawar, Mardan, Nowshera, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Gujranwala and Lahore during the forecast period.
  • Windstorms may damage loose structures of vulnerable locations in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan.
  • Travelers and tourists are advised to remain extra cautious during the forecast period and avoid unnecessary journey.

NOTE: All the concern authorities are advised to remain Alert and take precautionary measure during the forecast period.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 14 June, 2022 17:29

More Pre-Monsoon Rain-Thundershowers predicted from 15th June (Wednesday) evening/night

Met Office informed that moist currents from Arabian Sea are likely to penetrate in upper parts of the country from 15th June (evening/night). Under the influence of this weather system the following weather is expected:

Kashmir/Gilgit-Baltistan: Rain-wind/thundershowers (with few heavy falls) are expected in Bhimber, Kotli, Mirpur, Poonch, Bagh, Haveli, Hattian, Muzaffarabad, Neelum Valley, and Gilgit Baltistan (Astore, Ghizer, Gilgit, Diamir, Hunza and Skardu) from 15th (evening/night) to 23rd June.

Punjab/Islamabad: Rain-wind/thundershowers are expected in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mianwali, Sargodha, Khushab, Hafizabad, M. B Din, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Jhang, T.T Singh from 16th to 21st June, while in Multan, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Bhakkar, Layyah, Muzaffargarh, Kot Adu, Sahiwal, Khanewal, Pakpattan, Okara, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Khanpur and Rahimyar Khan from 17th to 20th June with occasional gaps. Heavy falls are expected in Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Jhelum, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Lahore, Kasur and Sheikhupura on 16th (evening/night) and 17th June that may generate urban flooding in Rawalpindi and Lahore.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Rain-wind/thundershowers (with isolated heavy falls) are expected in Chitral, Dir, Swat, Mansehra, Kohistan, Abbottabad, Haripur, Peshawar, Swabi, Nowshera, Kurram, Kohat, Waziristan, Lakki Marwat, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan from 15th (evening/night) to 22nd June with occasional gaps.

Balochistan: Rain-wind/thundershowers (with isolated heavy falls) are expected in Sibbi, Bolan, Naseerabad, Jhal Magsi, Mastung, Barkhan, Ziarat, Zhob, Quetta, Kalat, Khuzdar, Chaman and Harnai from 17th June (evening/night) to 20th June.

Sindh: Hot and dry weather in most parts of the province with chances of dust-thunderstorm/rain in Sukkur, Jacobabad and Larkana from 17th (evening/night) to 19th June.

Possible Impacts:

  • Heat wave conditions are likely to subside.
  • Water availability may improve for crops, vegetables and orchards.
  • Wind/dust-thunderstorm may cause damages to loose structures in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad/Punjab, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir during the forecast period.
  • Heavy rainfall may trigger landslides in Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and upper parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and may generate flash flooding in eastern parts of Balochistan (Naseerabad, Jaffarabad, Jhal Magsi, Harnai, Sibbi and Bolan).

NOTE: • All concerned authorities are advised to remain Alert during the forecast period.

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 4 June, 2022 14:47

Heat Wave conditions are likely during next 04 to 05 Days

Met Office informed that the day temperatures are likely to remain unusually high in most parts of the country during next 04 to 05 days.

  • Day temperatures in Islamabad, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, Sindh and Eastern Balochistan are expected to rise significantly above normal. Occasional dust storm/dust raising winds may also occur in afternoon/evening during the period.
  • The heat wave is likely to be followed by the rain spell in upper and central parts of the country.

Possible Impacts:

  • Dry period and heat wave conditions in the country may cause water stress to the standing crops, vegetable and orchards.
  • General public is advised not to venture in the direct sunlight.
  • Precautions should be taken to avoid heatstroke.

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

Spokesperson