Rain/Snow predicted in parts of the country during second half of week

Islamabad, January 08, 2019 (PPI-OT): Met Office informed that a fresh westerly wave is likely to enter western parts of the country on Thursday (evening/night) and likely to grip different parts from Friday. Under the influence of this weather system:

Rain with snowfall over the hills is expected at scattered places in Quetta, Zhob, Bannu, Kohat, D.I. Khan on Thursday (evening/night) and Friday, while Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore divisions, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from Thursday evening/night to Saturday. Snowfall 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 isolated places in D.G. Khan, Multan, Bahawalpur, Sahiwal and Sukkur divisions on Friday/Saturday. Light rain is also expected along Sindh-Makran coast including Karachi during the period.

Foggy conditions in plain of Punjab and upper Sindh are likely to subside during the period.

For more information, contact:
National Weather Forecasting Centre (NWFC)
Pakistan Meteorological Department
Headquarter Office, Sector H-8/2,
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9250360
Fax: +92-51-9250368
Email: pmd@pmd.gov.pk
Website: www.pmd.gov.pk