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Pakistan Weather Update: PMD Predicts Countrywide Rainfall This Week

BY Faizan Ahmed Mar 20, 2023. 06:03 pm UPDATED: Mar 20, 2023. 06:03 pm

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According to Pakistan Meteorological Department, a new strong westerly wave is expected to hit the country on March 21 and spread to most of it on March 22. (PMD).

From March 21 (evening/night) to March 24, a wide-spread rain-wind/thunderstorm with sporadic heavy falls is predicted in Quetta, Zhob, Ziarat, Khuzdar, Sibbi, Naseerabad, Jaffarabad, Dera Bugti, Barkhan, Harnai, Chaman, Pishin, Qilla Saifullah, and Qillah Abdullah.

From March 21 to 24, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner, Haripur, Karak, Peshawar, Kohat, Charsada, Nowshera, Swabi, Bajaur, Kurram, Waziristan, Mohmand, Bannu, and D.I. Khan are expected to experience widespread rain-wind-thundershowers with scattered heavy falls (isolated hailstorm).

From March 21 to 24, widespread rain, wind, and thunderstorms are predicted in Kashmir, along with sporadic heavy rain and hailstorms.

Widespread rain-wind/thundershower with scattered heavy falls (isolated hailstorm) is expected in Murree, Galliyat, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Toba Tek Singh, Sheikhupura, Nankana Sahib, Khushab, Mianwali, Sargodha, Dera Ghazi Khan, Bhakkar, Layyah, Kot Addu, Multan, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Rahim Yar khan, Sahiwal, Faisalabad, Okara, Kasur from 21 to 24 March.

From March 21 to March 23, Sukkur, Jacobabad, Larkana, Hyderabad, Sanghar, Mithi, Thatta, Badin, Shaheed Benazirabad, Mirpurkhas, Dadu, and Karachi can expect sporadic rain, wind, dust, and thunderstorms with isolated hailstorms.

The PMD has issued a warning that the nation’s standing crops and unsecured infrastructure may be damaged by strong winds and hailstorms.

Heavy rains may cause flash floods in Quetta, Chaman, Pishin, Barkhan, Musakhel, Kalat, Khuzdar, Naseerabad, Jaffarabad, Kohlu, Zhob, Sibbi, Turbat, Awaran, Panjgur, Hill torrents of D.G. Khan on 22 and 23 March while in Dir, Swat, Kohistan, Nowshera, Mardan, Waziristan, Bajur, Islamabad/Rawalpindi and Kashmir and Urban flooding in Peshawar, Islamabad/Rawalpindi & Lahore on 23 and 24 March.

During the forecast period, landslides could happen in hilly regions of KP, GB, AJK, Murree, and Galliyat. During the spell, the daytime temperature is likely to drop significantly.

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During the forecast period, travellers have been urged to exercise increased caution. All relevant authorities have been urged to maintain their vigilance.

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