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Pakistan Weather: PDM Forecast Another Spell of Rain From 28 March

BY Faizan Ahmed Mar 27, 2023. 06:09 pm UPDATED: Mar 27, 2023. 06:09 pm

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According to the most recent weather forecast, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) predicts another round of rain and thunderstorms across the country.

According to the Met Office, a westerly wave is expected to enter western parts of the country on March 28th, while it is expected to grip upper and central parts of the country on March 29th and remain in upper parts of Pakistan until March 31st.

The weather is expected to bring rain-wind/thunderstorm with isolated heavy falls and hailstorm in Nokkundi, Dalbandin, Quetta, Zhob, Barkhan, Harnai, Qila Saifullah, Qillah Abdullah, Chaman, Pishin, Sibbi, Loralai, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Panjgur, Awaran, Ketch from 28th to 31st March, 2023 while in Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Bhakkar, Layyah, Multan, Sahiwal, Okara, Pakpattan, Khanewal, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar khan, Sukkur, Larkana, Jacobabad, Shaheed Benazirabad, Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad, & Karachi on 29th / 30th March.

Rain-wind/thunderstorm (snowfall over the high mountains) with few moderate to isolated heavy falls with hailstorm is expected in Kashmir (Neelum valley, Muzaffarabad, Poonch, Hattian, Bagh, Haveli, Sudhanoti, Kotli, Bhimber, Mirpur), Gilgit-Baltistan (Diamir, Astore, Ghizer, Skardu, Hunza, Gilgit, Ghanche, Shigar), Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Swabi, Bajaur, Kurram, Waziristan, Kohat, Karak, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Mansehra, Buner, Kohistan, Shangla, Haripur and Abbottabad, Islamabad, Murree, Galliyat, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Khushab, Mianwali, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Kasur, Sheikhupura and Nankana Sahib from 28th (Evening/Night) to 31st March with occasional gaps.

Meanwhile, another westerly wave is expected to enter the western and upper parts of the country on April 1st and to linger over Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, upper Punjab, Islamabad, Kashmir, and Gilgit Baltistan until April 4th.

Furthermore, the weather will produce strong winds and hailstorms, which may cause damage to the country’s loose infrastructure and standing crops (particularly wheat crops). Farmers should irrigate their crops while keeping the PMD forecast in mind.

Heavy rains may cause flash floods in Quetta, Chaman, Pishin, Barkhan, Musakhel, Jaffarabad, Kohlu, Zhob, Loralai, and Hill torrents of D.G Khan on the 28th (night) and 29th March, and urban flooding in Peshawar, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, and Lahore from the 29th to the 31st March.

During the forecast period, landslides may occur in hilly areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, Murree, and Galliyat.

The PMD predicts that daytime temperatures will drop significantly during the spell, and it advises tourists to be extra cautious during the forecast period.

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