National Weather Forecasting Centre, Islamabad
Pakistan Meteorological Department

Press Release
Issue Date: 24 Dec, 2020 03:34 PM
Rain and snowfall predicted in upper/central parts of the country during the weekend.

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

  • Rain with snowfall over the hills is expected in Quetta, Zhob, Ziarat, Barkhan and Qila Saifullah during Saturday (evening/night)/Sunday.
  • Rain with snowfall over the hills is expected in Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Kohat, Peshawar, Kurum, Bannu, Waziristan, D.I Khan, Islamabad, Potohar region, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Jhang, Sialkot, during Saturday (evening/night) to Monday (morning).
  • Light rain is also expected in Multan, Sahiwal, Okara, D. G Khan, T. T Singh, Faisalabad, Bhakkar and Layyah on Sunday.
  • Murree, Galliyat, Dir, Sawat, Kohistan, Shangla, Mansehra, Astore, Hunza Valley, Neelum Valley, Bagh and Rawalkot may receive good snowfall during the period.
  • Cold wave conditions are likely to grip upper parts of the country. Foggy conditions may intensify in plain areas of the country with frost in Potohar region and adjoining areas after this wet spell.