Dated: May 15, 2015  

 Time: 1500 PST

Press Release                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

 

Rain-Thundershowers with Dust-Storm Predicted in Upper Parts of the Country from Weekend

Met Office predicted more rain-thundershowers with dust storms in upper parts of the country from the coming weekend.

Met Office informed that a westerly weather system is likely to enter upper parts of the country on Sunday and expected to prevail in upper and central parts till mid of the coming week. Under the influence of this weather system rain-thundershowers with dust storms are predicted at scattered places in Islamabad, FATA, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat, Mardan, Bannu and D.I. Khan divisions), Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi,Sargodha,Faisalabad,Gujranwala and Lahore divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from Sunday(evening/night) to Wednesday while at isolated places in Quetta, Zhob, D.G.Khan, Multan and Sahiwal divisions on Tuesday/Wednesday.

The farmers of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA are advised to take necessary precautionary measures during the period.

 

 

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    (Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director, NWFC


Dated: May 08, 2015

Time: 1500 PST

Press Release

 

Scattered Rain-Thundershowers with Dust-Storms Predicted during coming 4-5 days

 

Met Office predicted scattered rain-thundershowers with dust storms in the country during next 4-5 days.

Met Office informed that a westerly weather system is likely to enter the country on Saturday and expected to prevail in the country till mid of the coming week. Under the influence of this weather system rain-thundershowers  associated with dust-storms are predicted in Islamabad, Punjab (Multan, D.G. Khan, Bahawalpur, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Sahiwal and Lahore divisions), FATA, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Peshawar, Kohat, Malakand, Mardan, Hazara, D I Khan and Bannu divisions), Balochistan (Quetta, Zhob, Kallat, Sibbi and Nasirabad divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from Saturday to Wednesday with occasional gaps. Dust-thundershowers are also expected at isolated places in Sindh (Mirpur Khas, Sukkur and Larkana divisions) on Saturday and again on Monday/Tuesday.

The farmers of Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and FATA are advised to take necessary precautionary measures for harvesting wheat crop during the period.

 

                                                                                                                        

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    (Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director, NWFC


Press Release                                                                                                                                                                                 

 Date: May 04, 2015

Time: 1500 PST

 More Rain/Dust-thunderstorms Predicted in the Country from coming Weekend

Met-Office predicted more rains with dust-thunderstorms at scattered places in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Upper Sindh, Balochistan and Kashmir from the coming weekend. The weather conditions are likely to remain unstable during 2nd & 3rd week of the current month.

Due to unusual rain/dust-thunderstorms, the farmers of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are advised to complete harvesting/threshing of wheat crop accordingly.

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    (Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director, NWFC

 


 

Press Release

Dated: 27th April, 2015    

Time: 1200 PST    

Tornado (Windstorm in Peshawar) and Next Weather Outlook

A mini TORNADO (Twister) hit Peshawar valley with a speed of 110 km/hr and reported rainfall of 60 mm on Sunday evening, causing huge damages. It was very unusual extreme weather event that rarely occur in Pakistan. In the past, same type of windstorms (Tornados) occurred as;

1.In March 2001, in Village “Chak Misran”, Tehsil Bhalwal, District Sargodha with a speed of 193 km/hr, 20 reported dead & 40 injured.

2.In March 2011, in Village “Bahadur Pur”,near Head Marala, District Sialkot with a speed of 100 km/hr, 10 reported dead & 32 injured.

According to the climate of Pakistan, such types of extreme weather events rarely develop due to thermal contrast during the months of March or April (a transition period, when days are getting hot and nights are still cold) due to interaction of cold air mass (from westward) & warm air mas (from east or south).

For Peshawar, “Rain with Dust-Thunderstorm” was predicted two days before (on Friday and Saturday) by PMD but the prediction of tornado or twister is not possible in the world, even today’s advancement in radar and satellite technologies.

The occurrence of such three high impact weather events (extreme) revealed that the consequences of Climate Change, due to deforestation, urbanization & pollution have already happening in Pakistan and the probability of such extreme events would be high in the future.

Weather Outlook for Next 10 days in Peshawar/KPK

Weather is unstable in Pakistan, and two more weather systems are expected to approach upper parts of the country in next 10 days. Scattered rain with dust-thunderstorm is expected in upper KP (Peshawar, Malakand, Mardan and Hazara divisions), North Punjab (Islamabad/Rawalpindi and Sargodha division) and Kashmir during mid of the current week and again during first week of May.

 

 --sd--                   

    (Dr. Muhammad Hanif)

Director, NWFC

 


 

Press Release

Dated: 17th April, 2015    

Time: 1500 PST    

More Rain-thundershowers Predicted in coming 2-3 days

 

Met Office predicted scattered rains-thundershowers in upper parts of the country during next 2-3 days.

Met Office informed that a westerly weather system is likely to enter upper parts of the country on Saturday (Evening) and expected to persist in upper parts till Monday. Under the influence of this weather system rain-thundershowers  associated with few hailstorm is predicted in Islamabad, upper & central Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Gujranwala and Lahore divisions), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Peshawar, Kohat, Malakand, Mardan, Hazara, divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during Sunday-Monday. Dust-thundershowers are also expected at isolated places in Sahiwal, Multan, D.G Khan, D.I. Khan, Bannu and Zhob divisions on Saturday (night)/Sunday.

The farmers of Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and FATA are advised to take necessary precautionary measures for harvesting wheat crop during the period.

 

 --sd--                   

    (Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director, NWFC

 


Press Release

Dated: 1st April, 2015

Time: 1300 PST

More rains predicted in the wheat growing areas in next couple of days

 

 

Met-Office predicted more rains in the wheat growing areas of the country during next two days (Thursday/Friday) as;

 

Balochistan: Rain/thundershowers accompanied with gusty winds/isolated hailstorm expected at scattered places of Quetta, Zhob, Kalat, Sibbi, Dera Bugti, Naseerabad, Musakhel, Jhalmagsi and Kohlu Districts on Thursday.

 

Sindh: Rain/thundershowers accompanied with gusty winds/isolated hailstorm expected at scattered places of Sukkar, Larkana, Jacobabad, Ghotki, Khairpur, Naushahroferoze districts on Thursday afternoon/Friday.

 

Punjab: Rain/thundershowers accompanied with gusty winds/isolated hailstorm expected at scattered places of Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, D.G.Khan, Rajanpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Multan, Bahawalpur, Lodhran, Vehari, Bahawalnagar, Khanewal, Sahiwal and Pakpattan districts on Thursday (evening/night)/Friday. Rain/thundershowers also expected at a few places in rest of Punjab during the period.

 

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Rain/thundershowers accompanied with isolated hailstorm expected at scattered places of Peshawar, Malakand, Swat, Buner, Mardan, Charsadda, Nowshera, Swabi, D.I.Khan and Haripur districts on Thursday (evening/night)/Friday. Rain/thundershowers also expected at a few places in rest of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the period.

 

Due to unstable weather conditions, the farmers of Sindh and Southern Punjab are advised to abreast themselves with the daily weather reports of Met-office to avoid and minimize the crops damages during the harvesting period.

 

 --sd--           

(Muhammad Farooq)

Meteorologist, NWFC

 

 


 

Press Release

Dated: 25th March, 2015

Time: 1400 PST

                    More Rains predicted in the country from coming Weekend

Met office predicted more rain-thundershowers in the country from coming weekend, such unusual rains may continue with intervals over upper parts of the country during next week.

Met office informed that an active weather system (westerly wave) is expected to enter Pakistan on Saturday. Under the influence of this weather system, first spell of rain-thundershowers is expected at scattered places of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, North Balochistan (Quetta, Zhob divisions), Islamabad, Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir on Saturday/Sunday. The other spell of rain-thundershowers over the same areas of the country is predicted during the next week.

 During these spells, rains may be accompanied by strong gusty winds and isolated heavy falls in (Malakand, Mardan Peshawar, Hazara divisions), Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan during the period. Heavy downpours may generate flash flooding in the local ravines of Upper KP (Malakand, Hazara, Mardan, Peshawar divisions). Due to heavy rains, there is high probability of landslides in the vulnerable areas of Upper KP (Malakand, Hazara divisions),Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during the period.

 

 --sd--           

(Muhammad Farooq)

Meteorologist, NWFC

 


 

Press Release

Dated: 11th March, 2015

Time: 1600 PST

 

 More rains predicted in coming 4 days

 

Met Office predicted more rains in southern parts (Balochistan and Sindh) during Thursday/ Friday, and upper & central parts of the country during Saturday/ Sunday.

Met Office informed that another westerly wave will enter in Balochistan on Thursday evening and likely to grip eastern parts of the country on Friday/Saturday. Under the influence of this weather system;

Rain/thundershowers are expected at scattered places in Balochistan (with isolated heavy falls in Makran division) on Thursday/Friday.

Rain/thundershowers are expected at isolated places in Sindh on Friday.

Rain/thundershowers are expected at scattered places of Punjab (with isolated heavy falls in Gujranwala and Lahore divisions) Islamabad and Kashmir on Saturday and Sunday.

Rain with snowfall over the hills is expected at isolated places in upper Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan on Saturday and Sunday.

 

 

       --sd--           

(Muhammad Afzal)

Meteorologist, NWFC

 


Dated: 4th March, 2015 

Time: 1600 PST

Press Release

 

More Rains Predicted in Coming Days

Met Office predicted more rains with snowfall over the hills at a number of places in the country in coming 5-6 days (from Thursday to Monday). Spokesman of Met Office informed that scattered rain of light to moderate intensity is expected in next 36-48 hours and widespread rain of moderate to heavy intensity is expected during Saturday-Monday.

 Thursday-Friday

Scattered rain with thunderstorm is expected in Northeast Balochistan (Quetta, Zhob, Kalat divisions), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Malakand, Hazara, Mardan, Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, D.I.Khan divisions), Islamabad, North Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Lahore, Faisalabad divisions), FATA (Khyber, Kurram, Orakzai, Mohmand, Bajaur, Waziristan agencies), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir, while at isolated places in Upper Sindh (Sukkur, Larkana divisions) on Thursday/Friday.

 Saturday-Monday

  • Widespread rain/thunderstorm is expected in Balochistan (Quetta, Zhob, Kalat, Makran, Sibi, Naseerabad divisions) with isolated heavy falls in Quetta, Zhob and Kalat divisions from Saturday to Monday (morning).

  • Widespread rain/thunderstorm is expected in KP (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat, Bannu, D.I.Khan divisions), FATA (Khyber, Orakzai, Kurram, Mohmand, Bajaur, Waziristan agencies), Islamabad, Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Multan, D.G Khan, Bahawalpur divisions), Upper Sindh (Larkana, Sukkur divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir on Sunday/Monday.

  • Isolated heavy falls are also expected in Islamabad, Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sahiwal divisions), KP (Malakand, Hazara, D.I.Khan divisions) and Kashmir on Sunday/Monday.

  • Scattered rain/thunderstorm is also expected in Lower Sindh (Karachi, Hyderabad divisions) and adjoining coastal areas (Lasbela, Ormara) of Balochistan on Saturday/Sunday.

  • Rain may be accompanied by isolated hailstorm in submontane areas of the country during the period.

 

--sd--                   

(Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director, NWFC

 


Dated: 26th February, 2015  

Time: 1500 PST

Press Release

 

More Rains Predicted in the Country during Sunday to Tuesday

 

 

Met Office predicted more winter rains with snowfall over the hills in the country from Sunday to Tuesday.

 

Met Office informed that another westerly wave is likely to enter Pakistan through Balochistan on Saturday (night) and expected to grip the upper parts of the country from Sunday (evening/night).

 

Under the influence of this weather system; Scattered rain with snowfall over the hills is expected in upper Punjab, lower (Balochistan & Sindh), upper Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and upper Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) while at isolated places in north Balochistan, South Punjab and upper Sindh during Saturday (night) to Tuesday

 

Met Office informed that thunderstorm rain (snowfall over the hills) with occasional hail storm is expected at scattered places in lower parts of the country (Makran, Kalat, Karachi, Hyderabad and Mirpurkhas divisions) from Saturday (night) to Monday (morning) while in upper parts of the country including Islamabad (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Gujranwala, Lahore, Malakand, Mardan and Hazara divisions), upper FATA (Bajaur, Mohmand, Kurram, Orakzai & Khyber agencies), GB and Kashmir from Sunday (night) to Tuesday.

 

Met Office further elaborated that thunderstorm rain with snowfall over the hills is also expected at isolated places in north Balochistan (Quetta and Zhob divisions), south Punjab (Bahawalpur, Multan & D. G. Khan divisions), KP (Peshawar, Kohat, D I Khan & Bannu divisions) and upper Sindh (Sukkur division)  on Saturday/Sunday.  

 

It was further informed that the system may produce scattered thunderstorm with isolated heavy to very heavy falls accompanied with occasional hailing in (Hazara, Rawalpindi, Lahore and Gujranwala) divisions, Islamabad and Kashmir during Sunday (night) to Monday.

The possibility of landslides in the Kashmir and adjoining areas of Baltistan can not be ruled out during the period.

 

 

--sd--                   

(Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director, NWFC

 


Dated: 20th February, 2015  

Time: 1600 PST

Press Release

More Rains Predicted in the Country during Next Week

 Met Office predicted widespread rains with snowfall over the hills in the country during next week from Sunday to Wednesday.

Met Office informed that a strong weather system is likely to enter Pakistan (through Balochistan) on Sunday (Evening) and expected to grip the upper parts of the country on Monday. This weather system may persist in upper Punjab and Kashmir till Thursday.  Under the influence of this Weather System widespread thunderstorm rain (with snowfall over the hills) in upper parts of the country, scattered thunderstorm rain in Balochistan and South Punjab while isolated rain in Upper Sindh is expected during the period.

Balochistan: 

Widespread thunderstorm-rain with isolated heavy falls is expected in north Balochistan (Quetta, Zhob and Kalat divisions) while at scattered places in Makran, Sibbi and Nasirabad divisions during Sunday (Evening) to Tuesday.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa:

Widespread thunderstorm-rain (with snowfall over the hills) is expected in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Peshawar, Kohat, Malakand, Mardan and Hazara divisions) while at scattered places in lower KP (D.I. Khan, Bannu and Lakkimarwat divisions) during Sunday (night) to Wednesday.

Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA):

Widespread thunderstorm-rain (with snowfall over the hills)  is expected in upper parts of FATA (Bajaur, Mohmand, Khyber, Orakzai and Kurram agencies) while at scattered places in Lower FATA (north and south Waziristan agencies) during Sunday (night) to Wednesday.

Punjab/Islamabad:

Widespread thunderstorm-rain (with snowfall over the hills)   is expected in Islamabad, upper & central Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Gujranwala and Lahore divisions) while at scattered places in South Punjab (D.G. Khan, Multan and Bahawalpur divisions) during Monday to Wednesday.

Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir:

Widespread thunderstorm-rain (with snowfall over the hills) is expected in Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from Sunday (night) to Thursday.

Sindh:

Thunderstorm Rain is also expected at isolated places in upper Sindh (Sukkar and Larkana divisions) on Monday/Tuesday.

 

Spokesman of PMD further informed that the system may produce isolated heavy to very heavy falls accompanied with hailstorms at few places in Peshawar, Kohat, Malakand, Hazara, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Lahore and Gujranwala divisions, Islamabad, Kashmir and GB on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The rain fed areas of wheat crop are also expected to receive good rains during the period.

 

--sd--                   

(Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director, NWFC

 


Dated: 15th February, 2015  

Time: 1900 PST

Press Release

Rains/Snowfall Predicted in the Country during coming Week

Met Office predicted more winter rains with snowfall over the hills in upper parts of the country from Monday to Thursday and in the most parts of the country during Friday to Sunday.

Met Office informed that another westerly wave is likely to enter Pakistan tonight and expected to persist in upper parts of the country till Thursday. Scattered rain with snowfall over the hills is expected in upper parts of the country with occasional gaps while at isolated places in North Balochistan and South Punjab during Monday to Thursday. 

Scattered rain (snow over the hills) with occasional gaps is predicted in Islamabad, upper & central Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Gujranwala and Lahore divisions), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Peshawar, Kohat, Malakand, Mardan and Hazara divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from Sunday (night) to Thursday.

Met Office further informed that this system would be accompanied with a strong westerly weather system which is likely to approach Pakistan through Balochistan on Friday. Under the influence of this system widespread rains associated with isolated thunderstorms are expected in Punjab (Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Sargodha and Sahiwal divisions), KP, Kashmir and GB while at Scattered places in Balochistan (Quetta, Zhob and Kallat divisions), South Punjab (Multan, Bahawalpur and D.G.Khan divisions) and upper Sindh (Sukkar, Larkana divisions) during Friday to Monday.

It is further informed that the system may produce scattered thunderstorm with isolated heavy falls in Malakand, Hazara, Rawalpindi and Gujranwala divisions, Islamabad and Kashmir during Friday to Sunday. Murree, Gallyat, Malakand division, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir may also receive good snowfall during the period.

The rain fed areas of wheat crop are also expected to receive scattered rain during the period.

 

--sd--                   

(Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director, NWFC


Dated: 29th January, 2015  

Time: 1600 PST

Press Release

More Rains/Snowfall Predicted during 1st Week of February

Good Snowfall Expected in Murree & Kashmir

Met Office predicted more rains with snowfall over the hills in upper parts of the country and Balochistan from Sunday to Tuesday.

Met Office informed that another westerly wave is likely to enter Pakistan on Sunday and expected to persist in upper parts of the country till Tuesday. Scattered rain with snowfall over the hills is expected in upper parts of the country while at isolated places in North Balochistan, South Punjab and Upper Sindh during the period. 

Scattered rain (snow over the hills) is predicted in Islamabad, upper & central Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Gujranwala and Lahore divisions), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Peshawar, Kohat, Malakand, Mardan, Hazara, D.I.Khan and Bannu divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from Sunday to Tuesday. Rain with snowfall over the hills is also expected at isolated places in Balochistan (Quetta, Zhob and Kallat divisions), South Punjab (Multan, Bahawalpur and D.G.Khan divisions) and upper Sindh (Sukkar, Larkana divisions) on Sunday/Monday.

Spokesman of PMD further informed that Murree/Gallyat, Parachinar, Malakand division, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir may also receive good snowfall between Monday to Tuesday.

The rain fed areas of wheat crop are also expected to receive scattered rain during the period.

 

                                                                                                       

--sd--                   

(Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director, NWFC


Dated: 16th January, 2015  

Time: 1600 PST

Press Release

Good Rains/Snowfall Predicted in the Country during Next Week

Good Snowfall Expected in Murree

 

Met Office predicted widespread rains with snowfall over the hills in the country during next week from Monday to Thursday.

Met Office informed that another westerly wave is likely to enter Pakistan (through Balochistan) on Monday and expected to persist in upper parts of the country till Friday. Widespread rain with snowfall over the hills is expected in upper parts of the country while at scattered places in Balochistan and at isolated places in South Punjab and Upper Sindh during the period. 

Widespread thunderstorm-rain is predicted in Islamabad, upper & central Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Gujranwala and Lahore divisions), Khyberpakhtunkhwa (Peshawar, Kohat, Malakand, Mardan, Hazara, D.I. Khan, Bannu and Lakkimarwat divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from Wednesday to Friday. Rain with snowfall over the hills is expected at scattered places in Balochistan (Quetta, Zhob, Kallat and Makran divisions) while rainfall at isolated places in south Punjab (Multan , Bahawalpur and DG Khan divisions) upper Sindh (Sukkar and Larkana divisions) on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Spokesman of PMD further informed that Murree/Gallyat, Parachinar, Malakand division, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir may also receive moderate to heavy snowfall between Wednesdays to Friday.

The foggy conditions in Punjab will dissipate after this wet spell.

The rain fed areas of wheat crop are also expected to receive scattered rain during the period.

--sd--                   

(Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director, NWFC


 Dated: 9th January, 2015  

Time: 1600 PST

Press Release

 

Rainfall Predicted in the Country during Next Week

After a long dry spell, a westerly wave is likely to enter Pakistan (through Balochistan) on Monday evening and expected to approach upper parts of the country on Tuesday. Scattered rain with snowfall over the hills is expected in upper parts of the country from Monday (evening) to Wednesday. 

Light rain with snowfall over the hills is expected in North Balochistan (Quetta and Zhob divisions) on Monday (evening/ night) and Tuesday whereas rain is also predicted in Islamabad, upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala and Lahore divisions), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (D.I. Khan, Bannu, Lakkimarwat, Kohat Peshawar, Malakand and Hazara divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir on Tuesday/ Wednesday.

Spokesman of PMD further informed that Murree/Galyat, Parachinar, Malakand division, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir may receive snowfall on Tuesday/Wednesday.

The approaching weather system is expected to suppress the prevailing foggy conditions in the plains of the country during Sunday to Wednesday.

The rain fed areas of wheat crop may receive scattered rain during the period.

 

 

--sd--                   

(Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director, NWFC

 


Date: September 05, 2014 

Time: 1500 PST

Weather Advisory-4

 Widespread Moderate to Heavy intensity Rains/Thunderstorm Likely to Continue during next 24 hours

The weather system likely to weaken gradually from Saturday

The Monsoon Low Pressure Area (MLPA) is now located over Indian Punjab and is likely to move slightly northward with decreasing tendency. This weather system still has a potential to produce moderate to heavy intensity rainfall over northeast Punjab (Gujranwala. Lahore, Rawalpindi divisions), Kashmir and adjoining areas during next 24 hours. This may aggravate the flooding in the Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej Rivers and their tributaries.

Punjab Forecast

More widespread rain/thundershowers with isolated moderate to heavy intensity falls are expected in Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi divisions and Islamabad during next 24 hours. Heavy falls may generate further flash/urban flooding in the vulnerable areas.

Isolated rain/thundershowers are also expected in Sargodha, Faisalabad and Sahiwal divisions during the period.

Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan Forecast

More widespread rain/thundershowers with isolated moderate to heavy intensity falls are expected in Kashmir during next 24 hours. Heavy intermittent rainfall may trigger further flash flooding/landslides in the vulnerable areas of Kashmir.

Scattered rain/thundershowers are also expected in Gilgit-Baltistan during next 24 hours.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Forecast

Scattered rain/thundershowers are expected in upper parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Malakand, Hazara, and Peshawar divisions) while at isolated places in Mardan and Kohat divisions during next 24 hours. Isolated heavy falls are also expected in Hazara division during the period.

Sindh Forecast

No significant weather is expected in Sindh during next few days.

Balochistan Forecast

No significant weather is expected in Balochistan during next few days.

 

--sd--                   

(Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director, NWFC

 


Date: September 04, 2014

Time: 1400 PST

Weather Advisory-3 (ALERT)

 

More Widespread Heavy to Very Heavy Rains/Thunderstorm Predicted in Northeast Punjab

& Kashmir during next 24-36 hours

 

Yesterday’s well marked Monsoon Low Pressure Area (MLPA) is now located over northwest Rajasthan (India) and adjoining areas with its trough extending upto northeast Punjab. The chief amounts of rainfall recorded during last 30 hours are as; Sialkot (cantt. 251,Airport 167), Rawalakot 194, Lahore (City 183 Airport 180),Kotli 168, Gujrat 163, Mangla 153, Kasur 135, Jhelum 115, Faisalabad 113, T T Singh 97, Okara 85 and Mandibahauddin 70 mm.

This weather system still has a potential to produce heavy at times very heavy rainfall over northeast Punjab (Gujranwala. Lahore, Rawalpindi divisions), Kashmir and adjoining areas during next 24-36 hours. causing flood situation in the Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej Rivers and their tributaries.

 

Punjab Forecast

Widespread rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy at times very heavy falls are expected in Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi divisions and Islamabad during next 24-36 hours. Heavy falls may generate further flash/urban flooding in the vulnerable areas.

Scattered rain/thundershowers are also expected in rest of Punjab during the period.

 

Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan Forecast

Widespread rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy at times very heavy falls are expected in Kashmir during next 24-36 hours. Heavy intermittent rainfall may trigger further flash flooding/landslides in the vulnerable areas of Kashmir.

Scattered rain/thundershowers are also expected in Gilgit-Baltistan during next 24 hours.

 

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Forecast

Scattered rain/thundershowers are expected in upper parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Malakand, Hazara, Mardan, Kohat and Peshawar divisions) while at isolated places in Bannu and D.I. Khan divisions during next 24-36 hours. Isolated heavy falls are also expected in Hazara & Malakand division during the period.

 

Sindh Forecast

Rain/thundershowers are expected at scattered places in Sukkar and Mirpur Khas divisions during next 24 hours.

 

Balochistan Forecast

Rain/thundershowers are expected at isolated places in Sibbi and Naseerabad divisions on Thursday/Friday.

                                                                             

 

 

 

--sd--                   

(Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director, NWFC

 


Date: September 03, 2014

Time: 1400 hrs

Weather Advisory-2 (ALERT)

 

 

Widespread Heavy to Very Heavy Rains/Thunderstorm Predicted in Northeast Punjab and Kashmir during next 72 hours

 

 

A well marked Monsoon Low Pressure Area (MLPA) is now located over Rajasthan (India) and is likely to move northward during next 24 hours. This weather system has a potential to produce heavy at times very heavy rainfall over northeast Punjab (Gujranwala. Lahore, Rawalpindi divisions), Kashmir and adjoining areas during next 72 hours, causing flood situation in the Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej Rivers and their tributaries.

 

Punjab Forecast

Widespread rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy at times very heavy falls are expected in Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi divisions and Islamabad during Thursday to Friday. Heavy falls may generate flash/urban flooding in the vulnerable areas.

Scattered rain/thundershowers are also expected in rest of Punjab during the period.

 

Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan Forecast

Widespread rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy at times very heavy falls are expected in Kashmir during Thursday to Friday. Heavy intermittent rainfall may trigger flash flooding/landslides in the vulnerable areas of Kashmir.

Isolated rain/thundershowers are also expected in Gilgit-Baltistan during Thursday to Friday.

 

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Forecast

Scattered rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy falls are expected in upper parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Malakand, Hazara, Mardan and Peshawar divisions) during Thursday to Friday.

 

Sindh Forecast

Scattered rain/thundershowers are expected in Sukkar and Mirpur Khas divisions on Wednesday/Thursday.

 

Balochistan Forecast

Isolated rain/thundershowers are expected in Sibbi and Naseerabad divisions on Wednesday/Thursday.

 

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(Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director, NWFC

 

 


 

Date: September 01, 2014

Time: 1500 hrs

Weather Advisory-1

 

Widespread Rains/Thunderstorm Predicted during the Current Week

Heavy Rains expected in Sindh, Punjab and Kashmir

 

A well marked Low Pressure Area (LPA) is located over eastern India (Southeastern Madhya Pradesh) and is likely to move west-northwestward during next 2 days. Under the influence of this weather system, strong monsoon current will start to penetrate in Pakistan (Punjab, Sindh and Kashmir) on Tuesday/Wednesday. This LPA has a potential to produce heavy at times very heavy rainfall over northeast Pakistan (upper Punjab & Kashmir) during Wednesday to Friday.

 

Sindh Forecast

Widespread rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy falls are expected in Mirpur Khas and Sukkar divisions during Tuesday to Thursday. Scattered rain/thundershowers are also expected in rest of the areas (Hyderabad, Larkana and Karachi divisions) during Tuesday to Thursday.

 

Punjab Forecast

Widespread rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy falls very heavy at times are expected in Bahawalpur, DG Khan, Sahiwal, Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi divisions and Islamabad during Tuesday to Friday. Scattered rain/thundershowers are also expected in rest of the areas (Multan Faisalabad and Sargodha divisions) during Tuesday to Friday. Heavy falls may generate flash/urban flooding in the vulnerable areas.

 

Kashmir Forecast

Widespread rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy falls are expected in most parts of Kashmir during Wednesday to Friday. Heavy intermittent rainfall may trigger flash flooding/landslides in the vulnerable areas.

 

Balochistan Forecast

Scattered rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy falls are expected in Sibbi, Naseerabad and Kalat divisions during Wednesday to Thursday. Heavy falls may generate flash flooding in the vulnerable areas.

 

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Forecast

Widespread rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy falls are expected in Hazara division during Tuesday to Friday. Scattered rain/thundershowers are also expected in rest of the areas (Malakand, Peshawar Kohat, Mardan, Bannu and D.I Khan Divisions) during Tuesday to Friday.

 

 

 

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(Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director, NWFC

 


Date: August 29, 2014

Time: 1600 hrs

Press Release

Good Monsoon Rains Predicted in first week of Sep 2014

Widespread rains/thunderstorm predicted in Sindh

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) predicted good monsoon rains in the country during first week of September 2014.

Spokesman of PMD informed that a Weather System (Low Pressure Area) has developed over northwest Bay of Bengal that is likely to move westward in the coming days. Under the influence of this Weather System monsoon currents will start to penetrate in Pakistan from Sunday/Monday. Widespread rain/thunderstorm with isolated heavy falls is expected in Sindh from Monday to Wednesday, while scattered rain/thunderstorm is also expected in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, eastern parts of Balochistan and Kashmir during the coming week.

Met Office informed that two to three Weather Systems (Low Pressure Areas) are expected to develop in Bay of Bengal during the coming two weeks that may strengthen the monsoon in the region including Pakistan.

                                                                                             

 

                                                     

                                                                                                              (Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director, NWFC

 


Date:  12th August, 2014

Time: 1530 PST

Press Release
 

Monsoon Rains Predicted during the Weekend

 Met Office predicted scattered rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy falls in upper Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and Kashmir during the weekend (Friday - Sunday).

Met-Office informed that moderate monsoon currents are likely to penetrate in northeast Pakistan in next couple of days that will produce isolated rain/thundershowers in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar divisions & Kashmir during the period (Wed/Thu).

A westerly wave is expected to grip upper parts of the country on Friday. Due to monsoon currents and westerly wave, good rain/thundershowers accompanied with windstorm are predicted in KP, Upper Punjab & GB-Kashmir during Friday to Sunday.

Isolated heavy falls may also occur in Islamabad, Peshawar, Hazara, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala divisions and Kashmir during the period.

The prevailing hot and humid conditions are likely to subside during the weekend.

  

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Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan

Deputy Director (Forecasting)

 


Dated: 28th July, 2014  

Time: 1330 PST  

Press Release 

More Monsoon Rains Predicted in the Country during next 3 to 4 days

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) predicted widespread rains in eastern parts of the country in the coming 3 to 4 days.

Spokesman of PMD informed that a low pressure has developed over northwest Bay of Bengal and likely to move northwest wards during next couple of days. Under the influence of this weather system strong monsoon currents are likely to penetrate in Punjab and Kashmir during next 24 hours and in Sindh during next 48 hours. Monsoon currents would produce widespread rain thundershowers in Kashimr, Islamabad, Northeastern parts of Punjab (Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Bahawalnagar and Sahiwal divisions) while at scattered places in Multan, Bahawalpur, DG Khan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) from Tuesday to Friday. Isolated heavy falls is also expected in Kashimr, Northeastern Punjab (Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Bahawalnagar and Sahiwal divisions) during the period.

Rain-thundershowers is also expected at scattered places in Sindh and eastern parts of Balochistan from Wednesday to Friday. Heavy falls is also expected at isolated places in MirpurKhas and Hyderabad divisions during the period.

 

  

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Muhammad Farooq Dar

Meteorologist  

Forecasting


Dated: 23rd July, 2014  

Time: 1330 PST  

Press Release

 

Monsoon Rains Predicted in the Country during the Current Month

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) predicted scattered monsoon rains in the country during the remaining days of the current month.

Spokesman of PMD informed that monsoon currents are penetrating in the upper parts of the country which are likely to intensify during next couple of days. The monsoon currents would produce scattered rain/thundershowers in Islamabad, Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Kashmir during coming few days. Heavy Thundershowers, very heavy at times are also expected at isolated places in Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala and Lahore divisions), Hazara Division and Kashmir on Friday/Saturday.

Rain-thunderstorm is also expected at isolated places in lower Sindh (Mirpur Khas, Hyderabad and Karachi Divisions), Balochistan (Kallat and Zhob Divisions) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) during Thursday/Friday.

During the Eid ul Fitr holidays, scattered thundershowers are also expected in Upper Punjab, Upper KP and Kashmir.

 

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(Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director (Forecasting)


Dated: 14th July, 2014 

Time: 1330 PST  

Press Release

 

Monsoon Rains Predicted in the Country during the current week

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) predicted scattered monsoon rains in the country during the current week.

Spokesman of PMD informed that weak monsoon currents are penetrating in upper parts of the country which are likely to intensify during next couple of days. The monsoon currents would produce scattered rain/thunder-showers in Islamabad, Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Lower Sindh and Kashmir in the coming few days. Heavy rain, very heavy at times is also expected at a few places of Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala and Lahore divisions), Hazara division and Kashmir on Thursday/Friday.

The day temperatures are expected to fall 3-5 degrees in the upper parts and 2-4 degrees in lower parts of the country providing relief from the prevailing hot and humid weather conditions. 

  

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(Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director (Forecasting)


Date: 26 June, 2014

Time: 1600 PST

Press Release

 

Monsoon onset in first week of July: Scanty rains predicted during the month

 

              Met-office informed that “monsoon trough” is very likely to develop in coming few days that will activate monsoon progression, resulting the onset of monsoon in Pakistan, during first week of July. First spell of regular monsoon rains will be confined over upper parts of the country, producing scattered rain/thundershowers over Islamabad, upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha and Lahore divisions), upper KP (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar and Kohat divisions) and Kashmir during Tuesday to Thursday. Some isolated heavy falls are also expected in Hazara, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala divisions, Kashmir and Islamabad during the spell.

              Met. Office further informed that scanty rains are predicted in plain areas of the country during the month of July and erratic rains during the current monsoon season embedded with few extreme events in the monsoon prone areas of the country (upper parts of KP, Punjab and Kashmir).

              The current pre-monsoon rains in Punjab will subdue from Friday. Hot and dry weather with humid conditions is expected in most parts of the country during next 3-4 days (before the onset of monsoon).

                                                                                                            

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(Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director (Forecasting)


Date: 10 June, 2014

Time: 1500 PST

Press Release

 

Current Intense Heat would continue for another 5 days

Pre-Monsoon Rain/Showers predicted in next week

 

Met-Office informed that the prevailing intense pre-monsoon heat will continue for another 5 days in most parts of the country. The prevailing intense heat is likely to subside after pre-monsoon rain/thundershowers accompanied by dust-storms over Islamabad, Upper Punjab, Upper KP & Kashmir on Monday/Tuesday.

Met-office further informed that a Tropical Cyclone is developing in eastern parts of Arabian Sea that is likely to move in northwesterly direction (towards Oman coast) in next couple of days. Due to north-westward movement of Tropical Cyclone, the current intense heat-wave over Pakistan is likely to further intensify and would extend northward (Islamabad, KP and Upper Punjab) during the weekend (Fri/Sat).

The heat wave will also envelop northern areas (Gilgit-Baltistan & Kashmir) during the coming weekend, triggering large scale snow-melting from Friday to Monday. The inflows in all hilly rivers of Upper KP & GB-Kashmir and Tarbela Dam may increase substantially during the weekend.

 

 

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Dr. Muhammad Hanif

                                                                        DIRECTOR

 


 


Date: March 31, 2014

Time: 1600 hrs

 

Press Release

More rains predicted in the coming days

  Met-office predicted two spells of spring rain over the upper parts of the country during the current week.

Met-Office reported that a weather system, presently located over Iran, is heading towards Pakistan and likely to approach Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Tuesday (evening/night) and likely to grip upper parts of the country on Wednesday. Under the influence of this weather system scattered rain-thunderstorm is expected in Upper KP (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat & Bannu divisions), Islamabad, Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha & Lahore divisions), Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan on Wednesday.

 Another weather system is likely to approach Northern parts of Balochistan on Friday and likely to grip Upper Parts of the country on Saturday producing scattered rain/thunderstorm in Northern Balochistan (Quetta, Zhob & Kalat divisions on Friday (evening/ night)/Saturday), while Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Upper Punjab, Islamabad, Kashmir & Gilgit-Baltistan on Saturday and Sunday.

Rainfed areas of wheat growing in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Punjab are likely to receive good rain during the weekend; however weather will remain dry in southern Punjab and Sindh during the period.

Rain will be accompanied by wind storm/hail storm at isolated places in Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Peshawar and Kohat divisions during the weekend.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Muhammad Farooq    

                 Meteorologist NWFC    

Islamabad               


Date: March 20, 2014

Time: 1700 hrs

Press Release

Met updates: Current Spring would be Wet & Cold

Rains predicted from weekend: 2 spells of spring rains expected in the current month

Met-Office informed that current spring season would be cold and wet in most parts of the country except Sindh. Spring rains predicted from coming weekend and two good spell of rains are expected in the country in the current month (Next 10 days).

Met-Office reported that a weather system, presently located over Iran, is heading towards Pakistan and likely to grip western parts of the country in next 48 hrs producing scattered rain/thunderstorm in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa (KP) on Friday evening/night and onward. Under the sway of this weather system, good rain with thunderstorm is expected in Islamabad, North Balochistan, KP, Upper Punjab, and GB-Kashmir on Sunday/Monday.

A secondary weather system is expected to develop over southern Iran and adjoining areas of Balochistan on Tuesday. This secondary weather system may produce widespread rains with isolated heavy falls in the country from mid of coming week.

Spring rains may be accompanied by windstorm/hailstorms at isolated places of Islamabad, North Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha Divisions) and upper parts of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan Divisions) during the period.

 

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(Imran Ahmad Siddiqi)

Meteorologist NWFC   

Islamabad           

 


 

Date: March 14, 2014

Time: 1600 hrs

Press Release

 

More rain predicted in the country during next 2-3 days

 

Met Office predicted one more spell of winter rains during next 2-3 days (Saturday to Monday) at scattered places in the country except Sindh.


Spokesman of Met-Office informed that another westerly wave, presently giving rain/snow in Afghanistan, is likely to enter in Pakistan today (Evening/Night). Under the influence of this weather system; 

 

·  Scattered rain/thunderstorm is expected in Balochistan on Saturday/Sunday.

·  Scattered rain/thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills is expected in Islamabad, KP, Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Faisalabad & Lahore divisions), GB and Kashmir on Sunday/Monday.

·  Heavy rainfall is also expected at isolated places in Kashmir & Hazara division during the period.

·  Hailstorm associated with strong wind may also occur at isolated places of Islamabad and North Punjab (Rawalpindi division) during the period.

 

Spokesman further informed that it would be the last spell of late winter rains, however,  one or two more spring rain spells of moderate intensity may occur over upper parts of the country during the current month.

 

After this spell, the pollen concentration in Islamabad is very likely to increase.

 

 

 

(Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

Deputy Director (Forecasting)

 


Dated: 10th March, 2014      

Time: 1200 PST       

 Weather Advisory


Heavy rain predicted in next 36 hrs

 
 

Met Office predicted heavy rain/thundershowers (accompanied by isolated hailstorm) in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Chakwal, Jhelum, Gujrat, Sialkot, Abbottabad, Haripur, Mansehra Districts during next 36 hrs (Monday eve/night and Tuesday).

Heavy rain is also expected at a number of places in Kashmir during the period. Due to intermittent heavy rain, there would be a risk of landslides in the vulnerable areas of Kashmir on Monday evening and Tuesday.

 

 

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                                                                                                                     (Spokesman)

 

 


Dated: 7th March, 2014      

Time: 1630 PST       

 Press Release


More rain predicted in the country during next 3-4 days

 
Met Office predicted more winter rains in the country during next 3 to 4 days.


Spokesman of Met-Office informed that a fresh weather system has entered in the western parts (KP & Balochistan) of the country. Under the influence of this weather system, scattered rain with thunderstorm and snowfall over the hills is expected in coming 3 to 4 days as;

 

Ø  Islamabad: Widespread rain/thunderstorm is expected from Sunday to Tuesday.

Ø  Balochistan: Scattered rain/thunderstorm is expected in Balochistan (Kallat, Quetta and Zhob divisions) on Saturday and Sunday.

Ø  Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir: Widespread rain with Snowfall over the hills is expected in Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from Saturday to Tuesday.

Ø  Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Widespread  rain/thunderstorm is expected in upper KP (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar and Kohat divisions) and scattered rain/ thunderstorm is expected  in Lower parts of  KP (D.I.Khan and Bannu divisions) from Saturday to Monday.

Ø  Punjab: Widespread rain/thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills is expected in Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Lahore and Gujranwala divisions) from Sunday to Tuesday., while scattered rain/thunderstorm is expected in Multan, D.G.Khan, Bahawalpur,Sahiwal and Faisalabad divisions from Friday(night) to Monday. Hailstorm may also occur at isolated places of North Punjab (Pothohar region) during the period.

Ø  Sindh:  Rain/thunderstorm at isolated places is expected in Sukkur and Larkana divisions on Saturday/Sunday.

 

Snowfall is also expected in Murree, Galyat, Kalam, Malamjabba, Kashmir & Gilgit-Baltistan on Monday and Tuesday.

Spokesman also informed that wheat growing areas of barani regions may receive good rains during the period. Due to current weather system, the temperatures are likely to fall 3-5  ̊C in most parts of the country. Met Office further informed the farmers that another good spell of rains is also expected during mid of the current month.

Due to late winter rains and delay in onset of spring season, the pollen concentration in Islamabad is likely to increase during third week of March.

 

 

 

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                                      Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan

                                                  Deputy Director (Forecasting)


Date: February 28, 2014

Time: 1600 hrs

 

Press Release

More rains predicted in the country during first week of March

Met Office predicted more rains at scattered places of the country during first week of March 2014.

Spokesman of Met-office informed that another weather system is likely to enter in Balochistan on Sunday that will approach upper parts of the country on Monday. Under the influence of this weather system, more winter rains with thunderstorm are expected at scattered places of Balochistan, KP, Punjab, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from Sunday to Tuesday. Rain is also expected in Islamabad on Monday/Tuesday. Snowfall is also expected in Murree, Galyat, Malakand, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir on Monday/Tuesday.

The barani areas of Punjab, KP and Balochistan may receive moderate rainfall during the period. Hailstorm is also expected at isolated places in the sub mountainous region of Punjab, KP and Kashmir.

Spokesman informed that winter rain during last three months (Dec-Feb) remained largely below normal in the country. However some good rains are expected in the month of March. Met-office predicted 3-4 spells of winter/spring rains during the month of March 2014.

 

 

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                                                                                             MUHAMMAD ALEEM UL HASSAN

                                                                                                      DEPUTY DIRECTOR


Date: February 04, 2014

Time: 1600 hrs

 

Press Release

More rain/snow predicted on Thursday/Friday

 

Met Office predicted more rain (snowfall over the hills) in KP, upper Punjab, Islamabad, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan during Thursday/Friday.

Met office informed that another weather system is likely to approach over northern parts of Balochistan on Wednesday and upper parts of the country on Thursday. Under the influence of this weather system;

  • Widespread rain (snowfall over the hills) is expected in Malakand, Hazara, Rawalpindi divisions, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during Thursday/Friday.

  • Scattered rain is expected in Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, Sargodha, Gujranwala and Lahore divisions during the period.

  • Isolated rain (snowfall over the hills) is expected in Quetta, Zhob, Kalat, D.I Khan divisions on Wednesday/Thursday

  • Good snowfall is also expected over the hills of Murree, Upper KP (Malakand and Hazara Divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during the period.

More rain is also expected in the barani areas of wheat crop during the period.

 

 

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MUHAMMAD FAROOQ

Meteorologist NWFC     

Islamabad             


Date: 29th Jan, 2014

Time: 1700 PST

Press Release  

Good Rain/Snow predicted in the country

Met-Office predicted good rains with snowfall over the hills during the first week of Feb 2014. Spokesman of Met-Office informed that a weather system is likely to develop over Iran in next couple of days that would break the prevailing dry spell in Pakistan. This weather system is likely to approach Pakistan during the coming weekend and it will produce good rain/snow as; 

  • Scattered rain (with snowfall over the hills) is expected in Balochistan from Friday (evening) to Sunday.
  • Widespread rain is expected in Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Faislabad, Gujranwala, Sahiwal and Lahore Divisions) and Kashmir from Saturday (evening) to Monday.
  • Good snowfall is also expected over the hills of Murree, Upper KP (Malaknd and Hazara Divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir on Sunday/Monday. Heavy snowfall may occur over the hills of Galliyat and Neelum Valley during the period.

The barani areas of wheat crop may receive good rain during the period. The current wet spell is followed by a Cold Wave. Spokesman further informed that 3 to 4 spells of winter rain are expected during the month of February 2014.

 

                                           (Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

                                                  Deputy Director (NWFC)


Date:  27th January, 2014

Time: 1600 PST

Press Release

PMD'S AVIATION MET SERVICE IS NOW CERTFIED AS PER THE ISO 9001:2008 STANDARDS

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) feels honored to announce that in addition to its two offices working at Jinnah International Airport Karachi (JIAP) and Allama Iqbal International Airport (AIIP) (certified earlier in Nov. 2012 as per ISO 9001:2008 standards) the 15 more Met/Aeromet Offices discharging  duties of providing the Aviation Meteorological Services to national and international air navigation have been certified as per the ISO 9001:2008 compliant Quality Management System (QMS) standards with effect from November 26, 2013. 

It is to be recalled that the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and International Civil Air Organization (ICAO) obligation was to establish and implement the ISO 9001:2008 compliant Quality Management System (QMS) in the provision of international air navigation latest by November 15, 2012.

The PMD spokesman further informed that the remaining Met/Aeromet Offices providing the aviation meteorological services would be certified as per ISO 9001:2008 standards during 2014-15. 

(Spokesman)



Dated: 6th January, 2014      

Time: 1600 PST       

 Press Release

Rain with Snowfall over the hills predicted during next 48 hours

 Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) predicted rain with snowfall over the hills at scattered places in the country on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Spokesman of PMD informed that a westerly weather system presently giving rainfall in Middle East is likely to enter in Balochistan on Tuesday. Under the influence of this weather system scattered rain with (snowfall over the hills) is expected in Makran, Kalat, Quetta and Zhob divisions on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Scattered rain with snowfall over the hills is also expected in Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Peshawar, Malakand and Hazara divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir while at isolated places in Upper Punjab (Sargodha, Rawalpindi and Gujranwala divisions) and Islamabad from Tuesday (Night) to Thursday.  

Snowfall in Murree and Galyaat is also expected on Wednesday/Thursday.

The day temperatures in upper parts of the country are expected to remain 2-3 degrees below normal on Wednesday/Thursday while the night temperatures will increase a little.

 

 

                                                        (Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan)

                                                                  Deputy Director (Forecasting)


Date: 11th December, 2013

Time: 1730 PST

Press Release:

 

Dense Fog Predicted in Plains of Punjab during next few days

 

Pakistan Meteorological Department predicted dense fog in the plains of Punjab from Thursday.

Met. Office further elaborated that during next few days the intensity and duration of fog is likely to increase in the plains of Punjab (Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Sahiwal) and Peshawar divisions. The plains of Gujranwala and Lahore divisions are expected to be the center of dense fog during next few days.

The current Fog spell in the plains of Punjab will continue with variable intensity and occasional gaps till the first good spell of winter rains in the country.

 

 

 

 

 

Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan

Deputy Director              

NWFC Islamabad             

 


Date:  21st  November, 2013

Time: 1600 PST

 

Press Release:

 

Good Winter Rain predicted in Balochistan on Friday/Saturday

 

           Met office predicted good spell of winter rains in Balochistan on Friday and Saturday.

           Spokesman of Met office informed that an active weather system, presently giving rains over some parts of Middle East and Iran is heading toward Pakistan and likely to enter in Balochistan on Friday afternoon. Under the influence of this weather system widespread rain/thunderstorm (with isolated heavy falls in Kalat & Makran Divisions) is expected in parts of Balochistan on Friday and Saturday. This weather system is expected to weaken gradually on Saturday, however it may produce isolated rain/thunderstorm over KP, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir on Saturday.

 

(Muhammad Farooq)

Meteorologist (Forecasting)


Dated: 4th November, 2013      

Time: 1500 PST       

 Press Release

Winter Rains  predicted in the country during coming 2-3 days

 

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) predicted rains with snowfall over the hills at scattered places from Tuesday (eve/night) to Thursday.

Spokesman of PMD informed that a westerly wave is likely to enter in Balochistan tonight that would grip upper parts of the country on Tuesday. Under the influence of this weather system scattered rain is expected in Islamabad, Upper Punjab, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa (KP), Kashmir & Gilgit-Baltistan during the period, while scattered rain is also expected over northeast Balochistan on tonight/Tuesday. Isolated rainfall is also expected in South Punjab (Multan, DG Khan, Bahawalpur and Sahiwal divisions).

Isolated snowfall over the hills in Galyaat, Malakand, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan is also expected on Wednesday/Thursday.

The barani areas of KP and Punjab are expected to receive good rains on Wednesday and Thursday. Rain is also expected in the rice growing areas of Punjab during the period.The farmers are advised to take precautionary measures according to the day to day weather conditions.

               

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 (Muhammad Aleem-ul-Hassan)

Deputy Director (Forecasting)

 


Date:   October 07, 2013

Time :  1600 hrs

Press Release:

Hot & Humid Weather will continue for another 2-3 Days

 More post-monsoon rains predicted from Thursday/Friday

  Met Office predicted hot and humid weather in most parts of the country during next 2-3 days, particularly in Islamabad, Punjab and KP.

 

Sopkesman of Met Office informed that some more post monsoon rains are expected in eastern parts of the country (Lower Sindh, Upper & Central Punjab and Kashmir) from Thursday/Friday. A fresh westerly wave is also expected to approach upper parts of the country during the weekend that may generate rains in KP, North Punjab, GB and Kashmir from Saturday to Monday.

 

The rice growing areas (Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad & Sahiwal Divisions) may receive scattered rains accompanied by gusty winds during Friday to Monday. The farmers are therefore advised to take the precautionary measures accordingly.

 

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 (Muhammad Aleem-ul-Hassan)

 

Spokesman           


Date:   September 25, 2013

Time :  1500 hrs

 

Press Release:

 

Post Monsoon Rains predicted in Sindh during Next 2 days

No Rain expected in Earthquake Affected Areas of South Balochistan

 

Met office informed that a Low Pressure Area is now located over Gujarat (India). Under the influence of this Low Pressure Area, scattered post monsoon rain-thunderstorm is expected in Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad and Sukkar divisions on Thursday and Friday. While, isolated heavy falls also expected in Mirpurkhas division during the period.

The Sea condition along with Sindh coast is likely to remain normal, hence the Fishermen may continue their activities in the Sea.

 Met office further inform that No Significant Rain is expected in the Earthquake affected areas of South Balochistan during the week.

 

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 (Muhammad Aleem-ul-Hassan)

 

Spokesman


Date:   September 23, 2013

Time :  1730 hrs

 

Press Release:

 

Post Monsoon Rains Predicted in Lower Sindh

 

Met Office Predicted Scattered Post Monsoon Rains in Lower Sindh during the Week. Spokesman of PMD informed that a Low Pressure Area is located over Southwest of Bhopal (India) which is likely to move westward (towards Indian Gujrat) in next 2-3 days and it may intensify in a well marked Low Pressure Area during the mid week.

 

Under the influence of this Low Pressure Area scattered rains/thundershowers are expected in Southeast Sindh (Mirpurkhas & Hyderabad divisions) on Tuesday/Wednesday, while widespread rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy falls are expected in Lower Sindh (Karachi, Hyderabad & Mirpurkhas divisions) from Thursday to Sunday. The weather system may generate heavy to very heavy at times rainfall along Southeastern coast of Sindh (Thatta district) during the period.

 

The Sea conditions are likely to remain rough, at times very rough during the second half of the week. The fishermen of Sindh (Small boats) are advised not to venture in the open Sea (particularly along Thatta coast) from Thursday to Saturday.

 

Hot & Dry weather will prevail in most parts of the country during the week, however, a few thundershowers expected in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Bahawalpur, Hazara, Sukkar divisions and Kashmir during the week.

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 (Muhammad Aleem-ul-Hassan)

 

Spokesman


Date:   August 15, 2013

Time :  1700 hrs

 

Weather Advisory 5

 

More Rains predicted in eastern parts of the country on  Friday and Saturday

Met Office predicted widespread rain-thundershower with isolated heavy falls in northeast Punjab (Gujranwala, Lahore divisions) and Kashmir on Friday and Saturday.

Scattered rain-thundershower with isolated heavy falls is expected in upper Sindh (Sukkar, Larkana divisions) and southeast Punjab (Bahawalpur division) on Friday.

Risk of Urban and Flash Flooding

Met Office warns that most of the soil in Gujranwala and Lahore divisions has already saturated due to recent rains. More rains with isolated heavy falls may generate urban and flash flooding in the vulnerable areas of Gujranwala and Lahore divisions on Friday and Saturday.

All concerned authorities are advised to remain ALERT on Friday and Saturday.

----Sd---    

 Muhammad Farooq

Spokesman

 


Date:   August 14, 2013

Time :  1700 hrs

 

Weather Advisory 4

 

Heavy Rains predicted in Central & Southern parts of country on Thursday and Friday

Met Office predicted widespread rains in Central and Southern parts the country with heavy at times very heavy falls  in South Punjab (D.G.Khan, Bahawalpur, Multan and Sahiwal divisions), Eastern Balochistan (Kalat, Sibbi, Zhob and Naseerabad divisions) and Upper Sindh (Sukkur & Larkana divisions)  on Thursday and Friday. Scattered rain-thundershower is also expected elsewhere in the country.

High Risk of Flash Flooding

Met Office warns about High Risk of Flash Flooding in the local streams/Barsati Nullahs of D.G.Khan,  Zhob, Sibbi, Naseerabad,&  Kalat divisions on Thursday and Friday.

All concerned authorities are advised to remain HIGH ALERT on  Thursday and Friday.

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 Muhammad Farooq

Spokesman


 

Date:   August 13, 2013

Time :  1600 hrs

 

Weather Advisory 3

 

Heavy Rains predicted in the country on Wednesday and Thursday

Met Office predicted widespread rains in the country with heavy at times very heavy falls at a number of places in Islamabad, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Eastern Balochistan and Kashmir on Wednesday and Thursday. Scattered rain-thundershower with isolated heavy falls is also predicted in Sindh during the period. Heavy rains would generate Urban & Flash Flooding in the vulnerable areas of the country.

High Risk of Flash Flooding

Met Office warns about High Risk of Flash Flooding in the local streams, Barsati Nullahs of Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Lahore, Peshawar, Hazara, Mardan, D.G.Khan, D.I khan, Zhob, Sibbi, Naseerabad, Kalat divisions & Kashmir on Wednesday and Thursday.

All concerned authorities are advised to remain HIGH ALERT on Wednesday and Thursday.

 

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 Muhammad Farooq

Spokesman


 

Date:   August 11, 2013

Time :  1600 hrs

 

Weather Advisory 2

 

FLASH FLOOD ALERT

"Flash Flood  Potential Rains" expected in vulnerable Districts of Malakand, Hazara, Mardan, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Lahore Divisions & Kashmir on Mon/Tue, and in DGKhan, DIKhan, Zhob, Sibbi, Naseerabad Divisions on Tue/Wed.

 

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 Imran Ahmad Siddiqi

Spokesman

 


 

Date:   August 10, 2013

Time :  1800 hrs

 

Weather Advisory

 

Monsoon would remain active during the coming week

Widespread rains predicted in the country

Met Office informed that Monsoon is very likely to enter in its active phase on Monday, producing widespread rains with scattered heavy falls in the country during the week. Heavy at times very heavy rains are expected in Islamabad, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), NE Balochistan and Kashmir during Monday to Wednesday that may generate Urban & Flash Flooding in the vulnerable areas.

Met Office informed that a low pressure area has developed over central parts of India (North Madhya Pradesh) which is likely to move northwest ward in next 24 hrs, and then it may persist over North India (adjoining areas of northwest Madhya Pradesh, East Rajasthan & southwest Uttar Pradesh) during next 3-4 days. Under the influence of this low pressure area strong to very strong monsoon current will penetrate in NE Pakistan (Upper Punjab & Kashmir) during the week. Cold Air associated with a fresh westerly wave is also likely to grip upper parts of Pakistan on Monday. Due to the interaction of Monsoon Currents and Cold Air over northern parts of the country, widespread heavy to very heavy rains are expected over Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala & Lahore Divisions), Upper KPK (Hazara, Mardan, Peshawar & Kohat Divisions) and Kashmir during Monday to Wednesday. Scattered heavy rains are also expected in central parts of the country (D.G.Khan, D.I.Khan, Zhob, Sibbi & Naseerabad Divisions) during the period.

All concerned authorities are advised to remain ALERT during the week, particularly from Monday to Wednesday.
 

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 Dr. Muhammad Hanif

DIRECTOR


 

Date:   August 3, 2013

Time :  0900 hrs

 

Flash Flood Advisory 2
 

 

More Flash Flooding predicted in Balochistan today

Pakistan Meteorological Department

 
Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Warns by extending its previous Advisory for Flash Flooding in Balochistan for another 12 hrs, from 1000 PST to 2200 PST (3-8-2013), that widespread heavy down pours in the province would generate more flash flooding in the local rivers, streams and barsati nullahs of the province, particularly in the vulnerable areas of Sibbi, Naseerabad, Kalat & Makran divisions during the period.
 

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Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan

Deputy Director

 

 


 

 Date:   August 2, 2013

Time:  2000 hrs

Flash Flood Advisory

 

Heavy rain fall predicted in D G Khan, Zhob, Sibi, Nasirabad and Kalat divisions

Pakistan Meteorological Department

 

 

PMD warns ! Due to widespread/heavy rains, there is risk of flash flooding in the  hill torrents and Barsati Nullahs of D G Khan, Zhob, Sibi, Nasirabad and Kalat divisions tonight and tomorrow morning from 2200 PST (2nd Aug.2013) to 1000 PST (3rd Aug.2013).

 

 

 

 

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Muhammad Afzal

Spokesman PMD

 


 

  Date:   August 1, 2013

Time:  1900 hrs

Press Release

 

Flash Flood Warning in Balochistan

Pakistan Meteorological Department

 

 

 

PMD Warns! Due to heavy rain in Naseerabad, Sibbi and Kallat divisions tonight, there is Risk of Flash Flooding in the Barsati nullahs of Loralai, Kohlu, Musakhail, Sibbi, Bolan, Dera Bugti, Naseerabad, Jhalmagsi and Khuzdar districts tonight and tomorrow morning.

 

 

 

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Imran Ahmad Siddiqi

Spokesman PMD

 


 

Date:   26th July, 2013

Time:  1600 hrs

Press Release

 

SHAWAAL LIKELY TO COMMENCE IN THE COUNTRY FROM AUGUST 09, 2013

Pakistan Meteorological Department

 

           

The current astronomical analysis by Pakistan Meteorological Department suggests that there is a fair chance of sighting the new moon of Shawaal, 1434 Hijri in the evening of 08th August, 2013, in the southern parts the country. Therefore, the month of Shawaal, would commence from 09th August, 2013 on Friday, subject to confirmation by the Central Ruet-e- Hilal Committee.

 

According to PMD, the following threshold values of the astronomical parameters are essential for sighting the new moon of Shawaal, 1434Hijri.

  • Age of the new moon should be more than 31 hours and 20 minutes at the time of twilight for sighting new moon of Shawaal, whereas this time it is more than 40 hours in most parts of the country.

  • Minimum duration for the new moon after sunset should be more than 41 minutes whereas at this occasion, it is more than this at a number of stations in Sindh and Balochistan.

  • The positions of the new moon and its angles at the time of sunset are also favorable for sighting of the new moon throughout the country.

 

As such conditions for the sighting the new moon of Shawaal, on August 08th, 2013 are consonant with the prescribed criteria in the southern parts of country (Sindh and Balochistan), therefore, 1st day of Shawaal would start from 09th August, 2013 on Friday and Eid-ul Fitr would be celebrated in the on Friday 09th August, 2013 subject to confirmation by the Central Ruet-e- Hilal Committee.

           

Partly cloudy/cloudy weather is expected in the southern parts of the country on the evening of 8th August 2013.

 

 

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Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan

Spokesman PMD


Date: 25th, June 2013

                                                                                                          Time: 1500 PST

Press Release

 

Onset of Monsoon in the country from 29th June, 2013

 Heat wave conditions will subside on Thursday/Friday

 
Met-Office predicted onset of monsoon rains in the country from 29th June and this spell will persist for 02 to 03 days. The spell is mainly focused on upper parts of the country.
Spokesman of Met Office informed that weak monsoon currents have started penetrating in Kashmir and other upper parts of the country that may produce isolated rain/thundershowers in Kashmir, Islamabad, Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Lahore and Gujranwala divisions) and KP (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar and D I Khan divisions) during next 02 to 03 days, while  isolated dust-thundershowers is also expected in Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Multan Bannu, Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad divisions and Gilgit-Baltistan.

 
A westerly wave is expected to enter in northern parts of the country on Thursday evening. Due to the interaction of monsoon currents & westerly wave, rains/thundershowers with isolated heavy falls are expected in upper KP (Malakand, Hazara and Peshawar divisions), Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Lahore and Gujranwala divisions), GB-Kashmir and Islamabad from Thursday (evening) to Sunday.

 

(Spokesman)



Date: 10th, June 2013

Time: 1500 PST

Press Release

Widespread Rain-thundershowers predicted in the country during the current week

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) predicts first pre-monsoon weather system likely to grip upper and central parts of the country from Wednesday evening/night and may continue till the start of next week.

Spokesman of PMD informed that a pre-monsoon weather system is approaching towards the southeastern parts of the country and likely to spread towards the upper parts on Wednesday evening. Under the influence of this rain bearing system, pre-monsoon rainfall is expected to start in Kashmir, Northeast Punjab and Southeast Sindh on Tuesday (night) and likely to continue in different parts of the country till Monday.

Met-Office predicted the pre-monsoon showers with dust-thunderstorm over Islamabad, upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Gujranwala and Lahore divisions), Lower Sindh (Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad and Karachi divisions), southeast Balochistan (Kalat, Makran & Naseerabad divisions) and Kashmir in next 36-48 hrs and the prevailing extreme heat wave  is likely to subside in most parts of the country from Wednesday/Thursday. Thunderstorm-Rain is also expected at scattered places in south Punjab, Upper Sindh, lower KP and Gilgit-Baltistan during the period.  

Spokesman of PMD also informed that a fresh westerly wave is also expected to approach upper parts of the country on Wednesday (evening)/Thursday that would interact with pre-monsoon currents and as a result, widespread thunderstorm-rain associated with strong gusty winds and heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places is expected in Upper Punjab (Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala and Sargodha division), Upper KP (Hazara, Malakand, Peshawar and Kohat division) and Kashmir between Thursday-Sunday.   

Spokesman further informed that there is high probability of early onset of monsoon rains in Pakistan this year.

 

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Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan

Spokesman PMD


Dated: 22nd May, 2013      

Time: 1700 PST       

 Press Release

 

Dust storm with Rain-Thundershowers predicted in Upper Parts of the Country during the weekend

Pakistan Meteorological Department predicted the prevailing severe heat wave conditions to continue during the current week.

Spokesman of Pakistan Meteorological Department informed that the prevailing severe heat wave conditions are likely to continue in the plain areas of the country till Friday. The day temperatures are expected to increase 1-3 oC in Punjab and Sindh during next two days.

Scattered dust storm with isolated rain/thundershowers in Islamabad, KP, northern Punjab, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir would bring some relief from the current extreme heat during the weekend.


Today’s hottest place was Jaccobabad = 50oC,
Highest temperatures of some other cities are:

Noorpurthal, Sibbi, Bhakker, Larkana = 49oC, Shaheed-Benazirabad, Moenjodaro, Dadu, Padidan, Sukkar, Bahawalnager = 48oC, Islamabad = 41oC, Lahore = 47oC, Karachi = 37oC, Peshawar = 43oC, Quetta = 35oC, Multan = 45oC, Murree = 30oC & Muzaffarabad = 42oC

       

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Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan

                                                                                Deputy Director

                                                                                 NWFC, Islamabad


Dated: 09th May, 2013      

Time: 1400 PST       

 Press Release

 

Scattered Duststorms with isolated rain/thunder-showers predicted in next 2-3 days

 

Met Office predicted scattered duststorm with isolated rain/thunder-showers in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) at evenings/nights of next 2-3 days.

Spokesman of Met Office informed that a weak weather system is likely to grip central parts of the country on Friday and upper parts on Saturday/Sunday. Under the influence of this weather system, scattered dust storms accompanied by gusty winds and isolated thunder/showers are expected in Punjab and KP on Friday and Saturday. Rain with thunderstorm is also expected in Kashmir on Saturday/Sunday.
 
The farmers of Punjab and KP are advised to take precautionary measures regarding harvested wheat crop during next 2-3 days.

                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                               Spokesman


Dated: 18th April, 2013      

Time: 1800 PST       

 Press Release

Widespread rain predicted in parts of the country during coming week

Pakistan Meteorological Department predicted intermittent widespread rain/thundershowers with gusty winds over central parts of the country from Sunday to Wednesday.

Spokesman of Pakistan Meteorological Department informed that a westerly weather system (Western Disturbance) is approaching towards the country and likely to enter Pakistan on April 21, 2013. As a result, intermittent widespread rain/thundershowers with gusty winds are expected in (upper Sindh, southern Punjab, Eastern Balochistan and KP) and at scattered places in upper Punjab, GB and Kashmir from Sunday to Wednesday. The possibility of hailstorm in plains of upper Sindh, Punjab and KP cannot be ruled out during the period.

The barani and irrigated areas of wheat and cotton crops in Sindh, Punjab and KP would receive scattered rain/thundershowers with gusty winds during the period. The farmers are therefore advised to take necessary precautionary measures to avoid severe weather impacts on wheat crop and keep the harvested crop/ fodder on safe places to avoid any loss during rainy days.

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Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan

                                                                                Deputy Director

                                                                                 NWFC, Islamabad


Dated: 5th April, 2013      

Time: 1600 PST       

 Press Release

Widespread rain predicted in Balochistan on Sunday/Monday

Pakistan Meteorological Department predicted widespread rain/thundershowers with scattered heavy falls in Balochistan and scattered rain/thundershowers in Sindh on Sunday/Monday.

Spokesman of Pakistan Meteorological Department informed that an active weather system presently giving rains in Iran and UAE is heading towards Pakistan and is likely to grip Balochistan on Sunday. Under the influence of this weather system, widespread rain/thundershowers (with scattered heavy falls in Makran and Kalat divisions) are expected in Balochistan on Sunday and Monday. Rain/thundershowers accompanied by gusty winds (with isolated heavy falls) is also expected in Sindh (including Karachi), Punjab and Islamabad on Monday/Tuesday. Isolated rain/thundershowers may also occur in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir on Monday/Tuesday.

The irrigated areas of wheat and cotton crops in Sindh and Punjab would receive scattered rain/thundershowers with gusty winds on Monday/Tuesday. The farmers are therefore advised to take precautionary measure during the period.

 ----Sd---    

Muhammad Farooq

                                                                                Meteorologist

                                                                                 NWFC, Islamabad


 

Dated: 20th March, 2013      

Time: 1600 PST       

 Press Release

More Rains Predicted in the Coming Few Days

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) predicted more rains at scattered places in upper and central parts of the country from Friday to Sunday.

Spokesman of PMD informed that another westerly weather system presently giving rainfall over Arabian Peninsula is heading towards Pakistan and likely to enter Balochistan on Friday.

Under the influence of this weather system scattered rain with thunderstorm is expected in north Balochistan on Friday. Rain thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds is also expected at scattered places of KP and upper Punjab including Islamabad from Friday (evening) to Sunday.

Isolated heavy falls accompanied by hailstorm may also occur in KP (Malakand, Peshawar, Bannu and Kohat divisions), Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi and Sargodha divisions) and Kashmir during the period. Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir are also likely to receive rainfall during the period.

The wheat farmers of irrigated areas are advised to take precautionary measures during next few days.

 ----Sd---    

Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan

                                                                                Deputy Director

                                                                                 NWFC, Islamabad


 

Dated: 25th February, 2013      

Time: 1530 PST       

 Press Release

 

Widespread rain predicted in Khyber Pakhtunkhawa on Tuesday/Wednesday

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) predicted widespread rain/thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills in the upper/central parts of country on Tuesday/Wednesday.

Spokesman of PMD informed that another westerly wave has entered in Balochistan that would grip upper and central parts of the country on Tuesday. Under the influence of this weather system widespread rain/thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills is expected in Khyber-Pakhtunkhawa (with scattered heavy falls in Peshawar, Kohat and Bannu divisions) on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Scattered rain/thunderstorm is expected in Punjab (with isolated heavy falls in Rawalpindi and Gujranwala divisions), Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan during the period. Scattered rain/thunderstorm is also expected in Northeast Balochistan (Quetta, Zhob, Kalat and Sibbi divisions) tonight and Tuesday. The possibility of hailstorm at isolated places in the plains of Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhawa cannot be ruled out during the period.

The barani areas of KP and Punjab are expected to receive good rains during the period.

 ----Sd---    

Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan

                                                                                Deputy Director

                                                                                 NWFC, Islamabad


Dated: 24th February, 2013      

Time: 1800 PST       

 Press Release

 

Last spell of current winter predicted during next 3 days

Pakistan Meteorological Department predicted another spell of winter rains during coming 3 days that would be the last spell of current winter before spring-onset.

Spokesman of PMD informed that a westerly wave is heading towards Pakistan which is likely to grip Balochistan on Monday evening and upper parts of the country on Tuesday. Under the influence of this weather system scattered rain with thunderstorm is expected over Balochistan on Monday(evening)/Tuesday. Scattered rain/thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills is also expected in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, Punjab, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir on Tuesday/Wednesday.

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  (Spokesman)


Dated: 19th February, 2013      

Time: 1700 PST       

 Press Release

More Rains/Snow predicted in the coming days

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) predicted more rains with snowfall over the hills at a number of places in the country during coming few days.

Spokesman of PMD informed that another westerly wave is likely to enter in Balochistan on Wednesday evening that would grip most parts of the country on Thursday/Friday. Under the influence of this weather system widespread rain with snowfall over the hills is expected in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa (KP), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir on Friday and Saturday. While scattered rain is expected over most parts of north Balochistan and upper Sindh from Wednesday evening to Friday.

The barani areas of KP and Punjab are expected to receive good rains on Friday and Saturday.

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 M. Aleem ul Hassan

Deputy Director, NWFC


Dated: 5th February, 2013      

Time: 2000 PST       

Press Release:

 

RECORD BREAKING SNOWFALL IN NORTHERN AREAS OF PAKISTAN

Met Office informed that record breaking snowfalls have been received in the Northern areas of the country during the current wet spell.

 

Chief amount of snowfall (Feet) received at different stations are:

Malam Jabba=10, Kalam=06, Murree=02, Parachinar=02, Skardu=02, Drosh, Dir & Astore=01

 

In addition to snowfall this system produced widespread rainfall over different parts of the country which contributes positively towards the water resources and agriculture.

 

Chief amount of rainfall (mm) received at different stations are:

Rawalakot=219, SaiduSharif=212, Kakul=209, Chirat=184, MalamJabba=183, Rawalpindi=174, Islamabad=172, Risalpur=168, Garidupatta=167, L.Dir=149, Pattan=134, Muzaffarabad=130, Chakwal=129, Mangla=117, Kalam=112, Peshawar=115, Balakot=110, Drosh=97, Kotli=91, Dir=90, Murree=87, Joharabad=83, M.B.Din=78, Kohat=75, Jehlum=73, Parachinar=69, Chitral=65.

The prevailing weather system has already ceased in Sindh & Balochistan and likely to continue in upper KP, NE Punjab, Kashmir/Gilgit-Baltistan till Wednesday morning. Cold weather conditions are predicted in different parts of the country from tomorrow. Night temperatures are likely to fall 2-4°C in Southern Balochistan, Sindh and south Punjab while 4-6°C in upper Punjab, GB and Kashmir.

 

 M. Aleem ul Hassan

Deputy Director, NWFC

 


 

 

Dated: 2nd February, 2013      

Time: 1800 PST       

Press Release:

Heavy Snowfall Predicted over the hills on Monday/Tuesday

Murree & Galiyat also likely to receive Heavy Snowfall

Pakistan Meteorological Department predicted that current weather system is likely to intensify on Sunday evening. Under the influence of this weather system, widespread snowfall heavy at times is expected over the hills of Malakand, Hazara, Murree, Galiyat, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir on Monday and Tuesday while hailing is also expected at isolated places in the plains of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab including Islamabad during the period.

Spokesman of PMD informed that heavy snowfall ranging 3 to 4 feet may occur over the hills of higher altitude (more than 7000 feet) and 2 to 3 feet snowfall over the hills at lower altitude (5000 – 7000 feet) during the period.

The heavy snowfall may cause the closure of link roads and the possibility of avalanches/landslides cannot be ruled out in the areas mentioned above during the period.

 

                                                                                                                    M. Aleem ul Hassan

Deputy Director, NWFC

 


 

Dated: 1st February, 2013      

Time: 1530 PST       

Weather Advisory

Widespread Rains/Snow predicted from Sunday to Tuesday

Heavy Snowfall expected over the hills on Monday/Tuesday

 

Pakistan Meteorological Department predicted that an active weather system is likely to approach western parts of Pakistan on Saturday and it would produce widespread rain/snow with heavy falls in the country from Sunday to Tuesday.

 

Balochistan

Widespread rain (with isolated heavy falls in Makran and Kalat divisions) is expected in the province on Sunday and Monday. Isolated snowfall is also expected over the hills of northern Baluchistan during the period.

 

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)

Widespread rain (with scattered heavy falls in Peshawar, Kohat, Hazara and Malakand divisions) is expected in the province from Sunday to Tuesday. Heavy snowfall is also expected over the hills of Malakand and Hazara divisions on Monday and Tuesday.

 

Punjab/Islamabad

Widespread rain (with scattered heavy falls in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha divisions and Islamabad) is expected over upper Punjab on Monday and Tuesday while at scattered places over southern Punjab during the period.

Heavy snowfall is predicted in Murree on Monday and Tuesday.

 

Sindh

Scattered rain over upper Sindh (Sukkar and Larkana divisions) and isolated rain in lower parts of the province on Sunday/Monday.

 

Gilgit-Baltistan/Kashmir

Widespread rain/snow with scattered heavy falls from Sunday to Wednesday.

 

 ----Sd----            

  Muhammad Aleem ul Hassan

 Deputy Director