Another Western Disturbance is looking to aim at the northern areas while the southern parts are likely to remain mostly dry. Temperatures are gradually rising in Pakistan.
March’s western systems
Till now two systems have affected the country with mostly weak to moderate intensity as heavy rainfall/snowfall has been localized that occurred in Khyber province;
- Western Disturbance ’23’ affected the country from March 3 night till March 6 morning, the system caused moderate showers/snowfall mainly in the northern areas of the country.
- Western Disturbance ’24’, a very weak western system affected the country on March 7 till 24 hours, drizzle occurred in Giglit, thunder showers occurred in Islamabad on March 7 and March 8 morning. This system then moved into India as WD 23.
Western Disturbance ’25’ is expected to enter western Pakistan on March 10 late night/March 11 morning and after 12 to 24 hours it would spread till the northern areas of the country. Due to this weather system, precipitation is expected in Quetta, Peshawar and Gilgit till March 13 morning/mid-day with fast winds to few possible events of strong winds (above 35 mph). There are also chances of rainfall in Islamabad during this period. WD 25 would weaken by March 13 as it heads into Jammu & Kashmir.
Weather would remain dry in Sindh, south Punjab and adjoining Balochistan, few clouds could occur over Multan on March 11 and March 12. In Karachi, weather would remain dry with partly/mostly cloudy on March 11 with fast winds (20 mph – 25 mph) as a stray cloud formation (containing 5 mm – 10 mm) on late March 11 would be south-west of Karachi before dissipating near the coast of the city. However chances of drizzle are very slim due to dissipation.
In Lahore, weather would be dry with passing clouds on March 11 and March 12. Lahoris have missed many winter rainfall this year unlike previous year!