Islamabad, January 18, 2019 (PPI-OT): Met Office informed that a fresh westerly wave is likely to enter western parts of the country on Saturday and likely to grip most parts on Sunday. Under the influence of this weather system:
Widespread rain (with few moderate to isolated heavy falls) expected in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat divisions), upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Sahiwal divisions), Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from Sunday to Wednesday. Snowfall (moderate to heavy intensity) over hills is also expected in Malakand division (Swat, Chitral, Kalam, Malamjabba and upper Dir), Hazara division, Murree and Galliyat, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan during the period
Rain is expected at scattered places in Quetta, Zhob, Kalat, Makran, D.I.Khan, Bannu, D.G. Khan divisions from Saturday (evening/night) to Sunday. Light rain is also expected in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Larkana, Bahawalpur, Multan divisions on Sunday.
Note: Moderate to heavy rain with snowfall can trigger landslides/avalanches in Malakand, Hazara division, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from Monday to Wednesday. All concerned authorities are advised to remain ALERT during the period.
For more information, contact:
National Weather Forecasting Centre (NWFC)
Pakistan Meteorological Department
Headquarter Office, Sector H-8/2,