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Westerly waves likely to bring rainfall in Pakistan


Komal FatimaWeb Editor

20th Mar, 2020. 10:10 am
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Westerly waves likely to ring rainfall in Pakistan

Another westerly waves are likely to enter in Pakistan on Friday that will be intensified on Sunday. Under the influence of this westerly waves, rains are expected in the country in the coming days.

Pakistan Meteorological Department issued a press release on 18th March 2020 in which they forecast rainfall in Pakistan. 

Isolated rain thunderstorm with gusty winds (a few hailstorms) is expected in north Balochistan (Quetta, Zhob, Qilla Abdullah, Qila Saifullah, Pishin, Musa khail), Khyber Pakhtunkhawa(Chitral, Dir, Swat, Kohistan, Mardan, Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Waziristan, Mohmand, and Bajur), Islamabad and upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Chakwal, Attock, Mianwali, and Khusab) on Friday/Saturday.

Sunday to Tuesday-Widespread rains:

Widespread rain thunderstorm with gusty winds (a few hailstorms) is expected in Balochistan on Sunday and Monday. Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhawa and Punjab on Monday and Tuesday.

Widespread rain thunderstorm is expected in Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan from Monday to Wednesday.

Dust-thunderstorm-rain (a few hailstorms) is expected in Sukkur, Jacobabad, Shaheed Benazir Abad, Dadu, Larkana, Karachi and Hyderabad during Sunday (evening) and Monday.

Isolated heavy falls are also expected in Awaran, Kech, Panjgur, Lasbella and Makran coast on Sunday/Monday and Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Battagram & Kohistan on Monday/Tuesday.

Karachi to experience rain on 23rd March

Karachi is likely to receive rain from March 23rd, according to the Meteorological Department of Pakistan.

PMD predicts that a new system of winds will enter the country from the west on 20th March. However, the city’s temperature will continue to increase.

PMD forecasts that the maximum temperature in Karachi will remain 36 degrees Celsius today, and will be the same till the next three days.

Weather will remain dry in most parts of the country.

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