National Weather Forecasting Centre, Islamabad
Pakistan Meteorological Department

Press Release
Issue Date: 13 Apr, 2023 12:37 PM
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.