National Weather Forecasting Centre, Islamabad
Pakistan Meteorological Department

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Press Releases

Issue Date: 5 Jan, 2024 14:48

The news about the weather on social media during January 12 to 15 is baseless

According to the Meteorological Department, it denies the baseless news circulating on social media. The Meteorological Department is continuously monitoring the weather. January is usually the coldest month.

People are requested to ignore these baseless news.

To know the latest weather situation, visit the Meteorological website https://www.pmd.gov.pk/en/ and contact the following numbers.

    Phone numbers:
  • 051-9250363
  • 051-9250364

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 3 Jan, 2024 12:58

Dense foggy conditions will continue in Punjab, plains of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and upper Sindh in coming days

Met Office informed that due to stable atmosphere, prevailing dense foggy conditions will continue over Punjab including Islamabad, plains of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and upper Sindh. A rain bearing westerly system is likely to enter in Balochistan on 04th January and may affect parts of Balochistan till 05th January, 2024. Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Light to moderate rain-wind/thunderstorm (with snowfall over hills) is expected in Chaghi, Quetta, Chaman, Ziarat, Qilla Abdullah, Qillah Saifullah, Loralai, Pishin, Mastung, Zhob, Kalat, Musa Khel, Kharan, Harnai, Sibbi, Noshki, Khuzdar and Makran coast on 04th & 05th January.

Impacts and Advises:

  • Due to foggy conditions day temperatures are likely to drop 03 to 05 (℃) in coming days.
  • Very cold weather conditions are likely to prevail in fog affected areas.
  • Exposure to foggy environment may cause health issues.
  • Flights, Railways and Highways/Motorways operations may be disrupted.
  • Travelers are advised to remain cautious during the foggy days.
    • For latest updates: https://www.pmd.gov.pk/en/

Spokesperson



Issue Date: 6 Nov, 2023 15:50

Rain-wind/thunderstorm (with snowfall over mountains) predicted in upper parts on 08th & 09th November

Met Office informed that a shallow westerly wave is affecting western parts of the country and likely to grip upper parts on 08th November, 2023 (evening/night) and persist in northern areas till 10th afternoon. Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Light to moderate rain-wind/thunderstorm is also expected in Quetta, Kharan, Harnai, Chaman, Ziarat, Qilla Abdullah, Qillah Saif Ullah, Loralai, Pishin, Zhob, Musa Khel, Sibbi, Mastung, Kalat, Noshki and Chaghi on 06th (evening/night) & 07th November. While light rain-thunderstorm is also expected in Dera Ismail Khan, Dera Ghazi khan, Layyah, Bhakkar, Sargodha, Mianwali, Khushab, Islamabad and Pothohar region on 07th (evening/night).
  • Light to moderate rain-wind/thunderstorm with hailstorm (at isolated places) is also expected in Chitral, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Swabi, Mardan, Nowshera, Peshawar, Kohat, Kurram, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Waziristan, Bhakkar, Mianwali, Sargodha, Khushab, Murree, Galliyat, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mandi Bahauddin, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Faisalabad, Jhang, Sheikhupura and Hafizabad on 08th (evening/night) & 09th November.
  • Rain-wind/thunderstorm (with snowfall over the high mountains) is expected in Kashmir, (Neelum valley, Muzaffarabad, Poonch, Hattian, Bagh, Haveli, Sudhanoti, Kotli, Bhimber, Mirpur), Gilgit Baltistan (Diamir, Astore, Ghizer, Skardu, Hunza, Gilgit, Ghanche, Shigar) from 08th (evening/night) to 10th Novermber (afternoon).
  • Fog/smog is likely to develop (patches) in plains of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in coming days especially late night and early morning hours.

Impacts and Advises:

  • Day temperatures are likely to drop 02 to 03 (℃) during the spell.
  • Farmers of barani areas are advised to manage their crops activities accordingly.
  • Tourists and travelers visiting northern areas are advised to remain cautious during the period.

    Spokesperson



    Issue Date: 12 Oct, 2023 16:26

    Rain-wind/Thunderstorm (snow over mountains) from 14th to 17th October with occasional gaps

    Met Office informed that a westerly system is likely to enter upper parts on 13th October (evening/night) and likely to spread upper/central parts on 14th (night). Under the influence of this weather system:

    • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Rain-wind/thunderstorm (moderate to isolated heavy falls) is expected in Chitral, Dir, Swat, Malakand, Shangla, Buner, Mansehra, Kohistan, Abbottabad, Swabi, Khyber, Mohmand, Bajaur, Peshawar, Mardan, Nowshera, Charsadda, Kurram, Kohat, Hangu, Orakzai, Bannu, Karak, Lakki Marwat, Tank, Waziristan and Dera Ismail Khan from 13th (evening/night) to 17th with occasional gaps. Snowfall over the high mountains and isolated hailstorm in plains of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the forecast period.
    • Kashmir/Gilgit-Baltistan: Rain-wind/thunderstorm (moderate to isolated heavy falls) is expected in Kashmir, (Neelum valley, Muzaffarabad, Poonch, Hattian, Bagh, Haveli, Sudhanoti, Kotli, Bhimber, Mirpur), Gilgit Baltistan (Diamir, Astore, Ghizer, Skardu, Hunza, Gilgit, Ghanche, Shigar) from 13th (night) to 17th. Snowfall over the high mountains is expected in Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan during the forecast period.
    • Punjab/ Islamabad: Rain-wind/thunderstorm (moderate to isolated heavy falls) with isolated hailstorm is expected in Islamabad, Potohar region, Murree, Galiyat, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Sheikhupura, Okara, Gujranwala, Gujrat, M.B. Din, Hafizabad, Sargodha, Khushab, Noorpurthal, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang and Kasur from 13th (night) to 17th. Rain-wind/thunderstorm is also expected in Layyah, Bhakkar, Kot Addu, Sahiwal, Multan, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar and Rahim Yar Khan on 16th (evening/night) to 18th with occasional gaps.
    • Sindh: Rain/wind-thunderstorm is also expected in Jacobabad, Kashmore, Shikarpur, Sukkur, Ghotki, Khairpur, Sanghar and Umerkot on 17th (evening/night) & 18th.
    • Balochistan: Rain/wind-thunderstorm is also expected in Sherani, Musa Khel, Zhob, Qilla Saifullah, Loralai, Barkhan, Kohlu, Sibbi, Bolan, Kalat, Harnai, Naseerabad, Dera Bugti, Jaffarabad, Qila Abdullah, Pishin, Quetta and Ziarat on 17th & 18th.

    Impacts and Advises:

  • Moderate to heavy falls may increase water flows in local Nullahs/streams and may trigger landslides in the vulnerable areas of Murree, Galliyat, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner, Mansehra & Abbottabad during the spell.
  • Heavy rain may generate urban flooding in Rawalpindi and Lahore on 15th (evening/night) & 16th.
  • Temperatures are likely to drop significantly.
  • Farmers are advised to manage their crop activities accordingly.
  • Tourists and travelers are advised to remain cautious during the forecast period.
  • NOTE: All concerned authorities are advised to remain ALERT and take necessary precautions during the forecast period.

    Spokesperson



    Issue Date: 27 Sep, 2023 17:18

    Rain-wind/thunderstorm predicted from Thursday to Saturday
    (Monsoon withdraws from the country)

    Met Office informed that a westerly wave is likely to enter upper parts on Thursday (evening/night). Under the influence of this weather system:

    • Rain-wind/thunderstorm (moderate to isolated heavy falls) is expected in Chitral, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Mansehra, Kohistan, Abbottabad, Kashmir, (Neelum valley, Muzaffarabad, Poonch, Hattian, Bagh, Haveli, Sudhanoti, Kotli, Bhimber, Mirpur), Gilgit Baltistan (Diamir, Astore, Ghizer, Skardu, Hunza, Gilgit, Ghanche, Shigar) from 28th (evening/night) to 30th September.
    • Snowfall over the high mountains in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan during the period.
    • Rain-wind/thunderstorm with hailstorm (at isolated places) is also expected in Kohat, Peshawar, Mardan, Swabi, Nowshera, Haripur, Kurram, Waziristan, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, Murree, Galliyat, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mianwali, Sargodha, Khushab, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Mandi Bahauddin, Hafizabad, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Kasur and Sheikhupura on 28th (night) & 29th September. Rain-dust-thunderstorm are also expected in Zhob, Barkhan, Layyah, Bhakkar, Dera Ghazi Khan, Okara, Pakpattan, Sahiwal, Multan, Bahawalpur and Bahawalnagar during the period.

    Impacts and Advises:

  • Wind-thunderstorm may damage loose structures like electric poles, solar panels, billboards etc.
  • Temperatures are likely to drop significantly.
  • Farmers are advised to manage their crop activities accordingly.
  • Tourists and travelers are advised to remain cautious to avoid any untoward situation during the period.
  • General public is advised to stay at safe places during wind-storm/lightning/moderate/heavy rains.
  • NOTE: All concerned authorities are advised to remain “VIGILANT” during the forecast period.

    Spokesperson



    Issue Date: 22 Sep, 2023 12:06

    More rain-wind/thundershower predicted from Friday to Sunday

    Met Office informed that weak to moderate moist currents from Arabian Sea are likely to penetrate in upper parts of the country from 22nd September, 2023. A westerly wave is also likely to affect upper parts on 22nd September. Under the influence of this weather system:

    • • Rain/wind-thundershower (with few moderate to heavy falls) is expected in Kashmir, (Neelum valley, Muzaffarabad, Poonch, Hattian, Bagh, Haveli, Sudhanoti, Kotli, Bhimber, Mirpur), Gilgit Baltistan (Diamir, Astore, Ghizer, Skardu, Hunza, Gilgit, Ghanche, Shigar), Murree, Galliyat, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mandi Bahauddin, Hafizabad, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Kasur, Sheikhupura, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Kurram, Mansehra, Kohistan, Abbottabad, Haripur, Kohat, Peshawar, Mardan, Swabi and Nowshera from 22nd to 24th September with occasional gaps.
    • • Rain/wind-thundershower is also expected in Lakki Marwat, Dera Ismail Khan, Bannu, Karak, Waziristan, Mianwali, Sargodha, Khushab, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Bhakkar, Layyah, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan and Bahawalnagar on 23rd & 24th September with occasional gaps.

    Possible Impacts:

    • • Moderate to heavy falls may cause urban flooding in low lying areas of Lahore, Gujranwala and Rawalpindi on 22nd & 23rd September.
    • • Moderate to heavy rains may trigger landslides in the vulnerable areas of Murree, Galliyat, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner, Mansehra & Abbottabad from 22nd to 24th September.
    • • Farmers are advised to manage their crop activities accordingly.
    • • Tourists and travellers are advised to remain cautious to avoid any untoward situation during the period.
    • • Wind-thunderstorm may damage loose structures like electric poles, solar panels etc.
    • • General public is advised to stay at safe places during wind-storm/lightning/moderate/heavy rains.

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

    Spokesperson



    Issue Date: 22 Sep, 2023 11:51

    More rain-wind/thundershower predicted from Friday to Sunday

    Met Office informed that weak to moderate moist currents from Arabian Sea are likely to penetrate in upper parts of the country from 22nd September, 2023. A westerly wave is also likely to affect upper parts on 22nd September. Under the influence of this weather system:

    • Rain/wind-thundershower (with few moderate to heavy falls) is expected in Kashmir, (Neelum valley, Muzaffarabad, Poonch, Hattian, Bagh, Haveli, Sudhanoti, Kotli, Bhimber, Mirpur), Gilgit Baltistan (Diamir, Astore, Ghizer, Skardu, Hunza, Gilgit, Ghanche, Shigar), Murree, Galliyat, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mandi Bahauddin, Hafizabad, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Kasur, Sheikhupura, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Kurram, Mansehra, Kohistan, Abbottabad, Haripur, Kohat, Peshawar, Mardan, Swabi and Nowshera from 22nd to 24th September with occasional gaps.
    • Rain/wind-thundershower is also expected in Lakki Marwat, Dera Ismail Khan, Bannu, Karak, Waziristan, Mianwali, Sargodha, Khushab, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Bhakkar, Layyah, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan and Bahawalnagar on 23rd & 24th September with occasional gaps.

    Possible Impacts:

    • Moderate to heavy falls may cause urban flooding in low lying areas of Lahore, Gujranwala and Rawalpindi on 22nd & 23rd September.
    • Moderate to heavy rains may trigger landslides in the vulnerable areas of Murree, Galliyat, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner, Mansehra & Abbottabad from 22nd to 24th September.
    • Farmers are advised to manage their crop activities accordingly.
    • Tourists and travelers are advised to remain cautious to avoid any untoward situation during the period.
    • Wind-thunderstorm may damage loose structures like electric poles, solar panels etc.
    • General public is advised to stay at safe places during wind-storm/lightning/moderate/heavy rains.

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

    Spokesperson



    Issue Date: 13 Apr, 2023 12:37

    Rain-dust/thunderstorm predicted in upper/central parts from Weekend

    A westerly wave is likely to enter upper parts of the country on 15th April and would spread in western & central parts subsequently. Under the influence of this weather system:

    • Rain-dust/thunderstorm with isolated heavy falls and hailstorm is expected in 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, Mansehra, Buner, Kohistan, Shangla, Haripur, Abbottabad, Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Swabi, Mardan, Bajaur, Murree, Galliyat, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal and Jhelum from 15th (evening/night) to 20th April with occasional gaps.
    • Rain-dust/thunderstorm with isolated hailstorm is expected in Kurram, Waziristan, Kohat, Karak, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, Quetta, Zhob, Barkhan, Qila Saifullah, Qillah Abdullah, Chaman, Pishin, Ziarat, Sibbi, Naseerabad, Khuzdar, Kalat and Makran on 17th and 18th April.
    • f Light rain-dust/thunderstorm is also expected in Sukkur, Larkana, Jacobabad, Multan, D.G.Khan, Rajanpur, Bahawalpur, Raim yar Khan, Bahawalnagar, Layyah, Bhakkar, Khushab, Mianwali, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Sahiwal, Okara, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Kasur, Sheikhupura and Nankana Sahib on 17th and 18th April.

    Possible Impacts:

    • Dust-windstorm & Hailstorm may cause damage to loose infrastructure and standing crops particularly wheat crop. Farmers should perform their activities keeping in view the weather forecast.
    • Landslides / Flash Floods may occur in Chitral, Dir, Swat, Kohistan, Gilgit Baltistan, Kashmir, Murree and Galiyat on 18th and 19th April.
    • Tourists are advised to remain more cautious during the forecast period.

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

    Spokesperson



    Issue Date: 2 Apr, 2023 13:59

    More rain-wind/thunderstorm is expected in upper parts of the country on Monday and Tuesday

    Met Office informed that another westerly wave is likely to enter western parts of the country from 02nd April (Evening/night) and likely to intensify in upper parts on Monday.

    Under the influence of this weather system:

    • Rain-wind/thunderstorm with isolated heavy falls and hailstorm is expected in Kashmir (Neelum valley, Muzaffarabad, Poonch, Hattian, Bagh, Haveli, Sudhanoti, Kotli, Bhimber, Mirpur), Gilgit-Baltistan (Diamir, Astore, Ghizer, Skardu, Hunza, Gilgit, Ghanche, Shigar), Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Swabi, Mardan, Bajaur, Kurram, Waziristan, Kohat, Karak, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Mansehra, Buner, Kohistan, Shangla, Haripur, Abbottabad, Islamabad, Murree, Galliyat, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Khushab, Mianwali, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Kasur, Sheikhupura and Nankana Sahib from 02nd April (evening/night) to 04th April.
    • Isolated rain-wind/thunderstorm is expected in northeast Balochistan (Quetta, Zhob, Barkhan, Qila Saifullah, Qillah Abdullah) and south Punjab (Multan, D.G. Khan, Bahawalnagar and Sahiwal) from 02nd April (evening/night) to 03th April.

    Possible Impacts:

    • Strong wind & Hailstorm may cause damage to loose infrastructure and standing crops (particularly wheat crop) in the country. Farmers should irrigate the crops keeping in view the PMD forecast.
    • Heavy Rains may cause Flash Floods in Swabi, Mardan, Peshawar, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Dir, Swat, Kohistan, Nowshera, Waziristan, Bajur, Kurram, Kashmir on Monday and Tuesday during the forecast period.
    • Landslides may occur in hilly areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, Murree and Galliyat during the forecast period.
    • Tourists are advised to remain more cautious during the forecast period.

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

    Spokesperson



    Issue Date: 27 Mar, 2023 13:18

    More rain-wind/thunderstorm with occasional gaps
    predicted from 28th to 31st March)

    Met Office informed that a westerly wave is likely to enter western parts of the country from 28th, likely to grip upper & central parts on 29th March and likely to persist upper parts of the country till 31st March. Under the influence of this weather system:

    • Rain-wind/thunderstorm with isolated heavy falls and hailstorm is expected in Nokkundi, Dalbandin, Quetta, Zhob, Barkhan, Harnai, Qila Saifullah, Qillah Abdullah, Chaman, Pishin, Sibbi, Loralai, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Panjgur, Awaran, Ketch from 28th to 31st March, 2023 while in Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Bhakkar, Layyah, Multan, Sahiwal, Okara, Pakpattan, Khanewal, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar khan, Sukkur, Larkana, Jacobabad, Shaheed Benazirabad, Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad, & Karachi on 29th/30th March.
    • Rain-wind/thunderstorm (snowfall over the high mountains) with few moderate to isolated heavy falls with hailstorm is expected in Kashmir (Neelum valley, Muzaffarabad, Poonch, Hattian, Bagh, Haveli, Sudhanoti, Kotli, Bhimber, Mirpur), Gilgit-Baltistan (Diamir, Astore, Ghizer, Skardu, Hunza, Gilgit, Ghanche, Shigar), Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Swabi, Bajaur, Kurram, Waziristan, Kohat, Karak, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Mansehra, Buner, Kohistan, Shangla, Haripur and Abbottabad, Islamabad, Murree, Galliyat, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Khushab, Mianwali, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Kasur, Sheikhupura and Nankana Sahib from 28th (Evening/night) to 31st March with occasional gaps.
    • Another westerly wave is expected to enter western & upper parts of the country on 01st April & likely to persist over Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, upper Punjab, Islamabad, Kashmir & Gilgit Baltistan till 04th April.

    Possible Impacts:

    • Strong wind & Hailstorm may cause damage to loose infrastructure and standing crops (particularly wheat crop) in the country. Farmers should irrigate the crops keeping in view the PMD forecast.
    • Heavy Rains may cause Flash Floods in Quetta, Chaman, Pishin, Barkhan, Musakhel, Jaffarabad, Kohlu, Zhob, Loralai & Hill torrents of D.G Khan on 28th (night) and 29th March while in Dir, Swat, Kohistan, Nowshera, Mardan, Waziristan, Bajur, Islamabad/Rawalpindi and Kashmir and Urban flooding in Peshawar, Islamabad/Rawalpindi & Lahore from 29th to 31st March.
    • Landslides may occur in hilly areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, Murree and Galliyat during the forecast period.
    • Day temperatures are likely to fall significantly during the spell.
    • Tourists are advised to remain more cautious during the forecast period.

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

    Spokesperson