Met Office predicts rain and snowfall across country
The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast a second wave of winter rain in Balochistan and Sindh under the influence of a strong westerly wave from 03 to 05 January.
The Met Office informed on Friday that a strong westerly wave was likely to penetrate the west and the upper part of the country on January 02 Sunday evening or overnight and likely to seize most parts of the country on Monday and could persist until January 07 (Friday).
Under the influence of this meteorological system, first in the new year, rains with isolated heavy to very heavy falls are expected in Quetta, Ziarat, Pishin, Zhob, Qila Abdullah, Nokkundi, Dalbandin, Noshki, Turbat, Panjgur, Gwadar, Pasni, Jiwani, Lasbella, Kalat, Khuzdar, Mastung, Naseerabad, Jaffarabad, Jhal Magsi, Bolan, Sibbi, Kohlu, Barkhan in Balochistan.
Winter rainfall is also expected in Karachi, Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad, Dadu, Hyderabad, Jamshoro, Mirpurkhas, Khairpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Layyah, Rajanpur, Multan, Khanewal, Sahiwal, Okara, Bahawalnagar, Bahawyarpur, Rahimimagar from Sunday. (tomorrow) to Thursday.
Rainfall is also expected in Islamabad, Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Malakand, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Swabi, Mardan, Nowshera, Peshawar, Charsadda, Bajaur, Kurram, Waziristan, Kohat, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mandi Bahauddin, Sargodha, Khushab, Bhakkar, Mianwali, Faisalabad, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Hafizabad, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore and Kasur from this Monday to Friday.
Heavy snowfall is expected in Quetta, Pishin, Ziarat, Qilla Abdullah, Harnai, Chaman, Murree, Galliyat, Neelum valley, Bagh, Haveli, Rawalakot, Naran, Kaghan, Hunza, Gilgit, Skardu, Astore, Chitral, Dir, Swat and Malam Jabba during the period.
Heavy rains can cause flash floods in vulnerable areas of Sibbi, Bolan, Kalat, Khuzdar, Naseerabad, Kohlu and Kohe Suleman.
Heavy snowfall can result in road closures in Quetta, Pishin, Ziarat, Qilla Abdullah, Harnai, Chaman, Murree, Galliyat, Nathiagali, Kaghan, Naran, Dir, Swat, Chitral, Astore, Skardu, Hunza, Gilgit, Neelum valley, Bagh and Haveli neighborhoods.