National Weather Forecasting Centre, Islamabad
Pakistan Meteorological Department

Press Release
Issue Date: 1 Jan, 2021 02:51 PM
First Rain/snow of 2021 predicted in Upper parts of the Country

Met Office informed that 1st rain/snow of 2021 is expected from Sunday(evening) to Tuesday. A strong westerly wave is likely to enter in Pakistan on Sunday and likely to grip upper parts of the country on Monday. Under the influence of this weather system:

  • Rain/thunderstorm (isolated heavy falls) with snowfall over the hills is expected in Kashmir, Islamabad, Potohar region, Gujrat, Sialkot. Narowal Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Lahore, Sheikhupura and Kasur during Sunday (evening) to Tuesday.
  • Rain with snowfall over the hills is expected in Gilgit-Baltistan, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Kohat, Peshawar, Kurum, during Monday/Tuesday. Rain is also expected in Mianwali, Khushab, Jhang, Sahiwal, Okara, T. T Singh, Faisalabad and Sargodha during the period.

Note: Heavy rain fall may trigger landslides in the vulnerable areas of Kashmir during Monday/Tuesday.