There are chances of Rain and Thunderstorms in the upper and central parts of Pakistan till Thursday, according to a weather update issued by the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).
Met Office informed that a westerly wave is likely to enter western parts of the country on Monday (night) and likely to persist in upper parts of the country till Thursday.
According to the weather update by PMD, rain is expected in parts of the country throughout the week, including:
- Rain-wind/thunderstorm with snow over hills is expected in Quetta, Ziarat, Qila Saifullah, Pishin, Zhob, Musa Khel, Waziristan, Dera Ismail khan, Bannu, Bhakkar and Layyah on Monday (night) and Tuesday.
- Rain-wind/thunderstorm (with isolated hailstorm) expected in Chitral, Dir, Swat, Malakand, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from Monday (night) to Friday.
- Rainy weather with thunderstorms is expected in Swabi, Mardan, Nowshera, Charsadda, Peshawar, Bajaur, Kurram, Khyber, Kohat, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Jhelum, Chakwal, Mianwali, Bhakkar, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Kasur, Sheikhupura, Jhang, Khushab, Hafizabad, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sialkot, Narowal and Lahore on Tuesday and Wednesday.
- Moderate with isolated heavy snowfall is expected in Murree, Galliyat, Nathiagali, Naran, Kaghan, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Neelum valley, Bagh, Haveli, Astore, Skardu and Hunza from Tuesday to Friday.
The weather system may cause the following impacts:
- Windstorm may cause damages to vulnerable structures and standing crops in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, upper Punjab and Kashmir particularly in Faisalabad, Lahore, Kasur, Sheikhupura, Hafizabad, Gujranwala, Narowal, Sialkot and surroundings on Tuesday and Wednesday.
- Windstorm/dust raising winds may cause damage to loose structure and crops in Balochistan, south Punjab and Sindh on Monday (night) and Tuesday.
- Moderate/heavy snowfall may cause road closure in Murree, Galliyat, Nathiagali, Naran, Kaghan, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Neelum valley, Bagh, Haveli, Astore, Skardu and Hunza during the spell.