Islamabad, March 07, 2014 (PPI-OT): 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 and 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;
– Islamabad: Widespread rain/thunderstorm is expected from Sunday to Tuesday.
– Balochistan: Scattered rain/thunderstorm is expected in Balochistan (Kallat, Quetta and Zhob divisions) on Saturday and Sunday.
– Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir: Widespread rain with Snowfall over the hills is expected in Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from Saturday to Tuesday.
– 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.
– 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.
– 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 and 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.
For more information, contact:
Pakistan Meteorological Department
Sector H-8/2, Islamabad- Pakistan
Tel: +9251 925 0360 -1
Fax: +9251 925 0368