WD 23 – Rain in all provinces?
Spring and Winter Combination!
WD 24- Another rainy system also spotty
The spring season has started in the country with flowers blossoming everywhere. The winter officially ended in the southern parts of the country during the last week of February as per the forecast of Pakistan Weather Portal (PWP) issued on January 29 while winter has withdrawn from the northern areas as the transition period has started, as maximum temperature have risen above the average temperature.
Weather of Past Days
“Heating trend had been disturbed!”
*A sweating heatwave had gripped the southern parts of the country especially the Port city of Karachi.
*Western disturbance ’22’ entered the northern areas on March 11 and left the country that night, it brought showers to the northern areas and caused temperature to decrease in the southern areas. It caused a hailstorm in Mardan, shockingly the system caused no rainfall in Islamabad even though nearby areas received rain. WD ’22’ was not very active and was mostly weak.
Weather of Coming Days
“Scattered activity to occur”
Western disturbance ’23’ would affect many parts of the country from March 12 till March 15/March 16. It would affect the northern, central and southern parts with varying intensity and duration. Its main focus would be the north-western areas especially Khyber Pakhutnkhwa and adjoining Punjab.
Northern areas – Mostly moderate!
From March 12 night till March 16, there are chances of rainfall at times isolated heavy in the northern areas along with thunder/lightening and dusty winds. During this week more than 75 mm precipitation in the areas of Muree (Punjab), Muzaffarabad (Azad Kashmir), Kalam (Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa), Besham Naran (Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa), Dasu (Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa), Saidu (Khyber Paktunkhwa), Kagan (Khyber Paktunkhwa) and Mardarn (Khyber Paktunkhwa)and other adjoining areas. Snowfall could occur in the hilly areas. There is also a slight possibility that area around Kalam (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) could get precipitation around 100 mm this week. During this period, rainfall of 45 mm to 50 mm moderate rainfall could fall in capital city of Islamabad with thunder/lightening and fast winds (50 km/h to 56 km/h).
Other cities of Punjab like Lahore, Sialkot, Jhelum, Gujrat, Gujranwala and Faisalabad may get rainfall with thunder/lightening along with dusty winds on March 14/March 15, rainfall here could be 35 mm to 45 mm.
Central areas – Stable Showers coming?
South Punjab that is Multan, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Rahim Yar Khan and adjoining cities may experience a shower with thunder/lightening on March 13/March 14, rainfall to remain under 20 mm. On March 12/March 13 there are chances of showers with fast winds in Quetta, Kalat and other cities of north-western Balochistan.
Southern areas – Passing Shower coming to Karachi?
On March 13, there are chances of isolated shower with thunder/lightening in Karachi, Thatta, Jacobabad, Nawabshah, Hyderabad, Dadu, Sukkur and other adjoining cities. 1 mm to 5 mm could occur in Karachi especially areas in the north of Karachi. Slight possibility of this activity also happening along the Makran coast.
Weather of Future
“More Spring Showers?”
Second last week of March may see another western system impacting the northern areas, its intensity is weak at the moment but the rain coverage is scattered.
Article would be updated tomorrow.