Islamabad, January 28, 2019 (PPI-OT): Met Office informed that westerly wave is likely to enter western parts of the country on Tuesday (evening/night), likely to grip different parts on Wednesday and may persist in upper parts till Thursday. Under the influence of this weather system:
Widespread rain-thunderstorm (with few moderate to isolated heavy falls) is expected in Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat and Mardan divisions), Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Lahore, Faisalabad divisions), Islamabad, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir from Wednesday to Thursday (night). Snowfall over hills is also expected in Malakand division (Swat, Chitral, Kalam, Malamjabba and upper Dir), Hazara division, Murree, Galliyat, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan during the period.
Rain-thunderstorm is expected at scattered places in Lower Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Bannu, D.I. Khan Divisions) and Southern Punjab (Multan, Bahawalpur, D.G. Khan and Sahiwal divisions) during Wednesday/Thursday.
Rain-thunderstorm (with snowfall over the hills) is expected at scattered places in Balochistan (Quetta, Zhob, Kalat, Makran, Naseerabad and Sibbi divisions), Sindh (Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad, Hyderabad, Karachi divisions) on Wednesday.
Note: Moderate to heavy falls can trigger landslides in Malakand, Hazara divisions, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during Wednesday to Thursday.
For more information, contact:
National Weather Forecasting Centre (NWFC)
Pakistan Meteorological Department
Headquarter Office, Sector H-8/2,