PMD Predicts More Rain in Upcoming Days

PMD Predicts More Rain in Upcoming Days

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has issued a weather advisory indicating the arrival of weak to moderate moist currents from the Arabian Sea, expected to penetrate the upper regions of the country starting on September 22, 2023. Furthermore, a westerly wave is forecasted to influence the upper regions on the same date.

In light of these weather patterns, the following areas are likely to experience rain, wind-thundershowers, including some moderate to heavy rainfall, from September 22nd to September 24th:

  • Kashmir (Neelum Valley, Muzaffarabad, Poonch, Hattian, Bagh, Haveli, Sudhanoti, Kotli, Bhimber, Mirpur)

  • Gilgit Baltistan (Diamir, Astore, Ghizer, Skardu, Hunza, Gilgit, Ghanche, Shigar)

  • Murree and Galliyat

  • Islamabad and Rawalpindi

  • Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum

  • Mandi Bahauddin, Hafizabad, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Kasur, Sheikhupura

  • Chitral, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Kurram, Mansehra, Kohistan, Abbottabad, Haripur

  • Kohat, Peshawar, Mardan, Swabi, and Nowshera

Additionally, regions including Lakki Marwat, Dera Ismail Khan, Bannu, Karak, Waziristan, Mianwali, Sargodha, Khushab, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Bhakkar, Layyah, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, and Bahawalnagar may experience rain and wind-thundershowers on September 23rd and 24th, intermittently.

Impacts and Advisories:

  • The occurrence of moderate to heavy rainfall may lead to urban flooding in low-lying areas of Lahore, Gujranwala, and Rawalpindi on September 22nd and 23rd.

  • Vulnerable areas in Murree, Galliyat, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner, Mansehra, and Abbottabad should exercise caution, as moderate to heavy rains may trigger landslides.

  • Travelers and tourists are strongly advised to remain vigilant and take precautions to avoid any unforeseen situations during this period.

  • Loose structures such as electric poles and solar panels may be susceptible to damage during the thunderstorm.

  • The general public is urged to seek shelter in secure locations during windstorms, lightning, and periods of moderate to heavy rainfall.

  • All relevant authorities are urged to maintain a state of readiness and implement necessary precautions throughout the forecasted period