In its latest weather update, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecasted rain and snowfall in the upper parts of Pakistan. According to the details, the Met Office informed that after a long dry spell, a westerly wave has entered in Northwestern parts of Balochistan and likely to grip upper and central parts of the country on 28th (night) and may persist till 29th December.
The weather updated stated that rain (with snowfall over the hills) is expected in Quetta, Zhob, Barkhan, Ziarat, Nokkundi, Dalbandin, Harani, Qillah Saifullah, Qillah Abdullah, Chaman, Pishin, Gwadar, Jiwani, Turbat, Panjgur, Kalat, Khuzdar, Sibbi, Naseerabad and Lasbella on 27th (evening/night) to 29th December.
Meanwhile, there is light to moderate rain (with snowfall over the hills) expected in Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Malakand, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Mardan, Peshawar, Charsadda, Bajaur, Kurram, Waziristan, Kohat, Sargodha, Islamabad, Murree, Galiyat and Pothohar region on 28th (night) and 29th December.
Furthermore, there is light rain expected in Sukkur, Larkana, Jacobabad, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Lahore, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Multan, Bahawalpur, Rahimyar Khan, and Bhakkar during period.
- Rain will be beneficial for the standing crops specially in Barani areas.
- Foggy conditions are likely to subside during the forecast period.
- Day temperatures are likely to fall (05-07) °C during the wet spell.
- Snowfall may disrupt normal vehicular traffic in mountainous/hilly areas.
The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has also issued a notification in this regard, which is attached below.
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