Pakistan Weather Update (March 19 – March 31)

“March to end with two rain systems”

  • Triple fun is coming!

Clouds rumbling over Lahore in March
Clouds rumbling over Lahore in March

Not one, not even two but three western systems are expected to affect the country in just two weeks. March will not end with dry weather! Usually the month is calmer with warming trend and short period of rain but this year similar to February, more than two western systems have caused precipitation in the country in March and more is coming!

Western disturbance ’25’

On March 20, passing clouds and fast winds with short burst of gust could occur in the coastal areas of the country including Karachi, winds could reach 46 km/h to 56 km/h. There are also chances of drizzle/isolated shower in the extreme northern, northern and few north-western areas of the country. This activity would last for 24 hours and it is mostly unimportant.

Western disturbance ’26’

  • From March 22 till March 24

This western system could impact the country from March 22 night till March 24 morning, it can affect many parts of the country. The precipitation written below is for 9-day period.

Northern Areas – Stable rain

Rain coverage from WD '25'
Rain coverage from WD ’26’

There are chances of rain/showers with thunder/lightening in Islamabad, Lahore, Faisalabad, Gujrat, Gurjanwala, Murre, Jhelum and adjoining cities. Hailstorm could also occur over the the northern areas of Punjab on March 23/March 24. (20 mm to 35 mm).  During this week more than 77 mm precipitation in the areas of 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.

There are also chances of rain/showers with thunder/lightening in Abbottabad, Bannu, Peshawar, Mardan and adjoining cities on March 23/March 24. (western – 50 mm to 65 mm)

Central Areas – Light rain

There are chances of drizzle or isolated shower/rain in Multan, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Dera Ghazi Khan and adjoining cities on March 23/March 24. (2 mm to 5 mm)

There are chances of light rain/showers in Quetta, Chaman, Sibbi and other adjoining cities of Balochistan on March 22/March 23. (10 mm to 35 mm)

Southern Areas – Isolated shower

There are chances of drizzle/light shower in Karachi, Nawabshah, Larkana, Jacoababad, Sukkur and other adjoining cities on March 23. (5 mm to 10 mm). In Karachi traces or 1 mm rainfall could occur.

Western Disturbance ’27’

  • From March 26 to March 28

From March 26 or March 27, more rainfall is expected in the northern areas while isolated rain could occur in the central areas. Moisture level may also increase in the southern areas.

Poll of the Week

Pakistan Weather Portal (PWP) wants to know whether the monsoon would be delayed keeping in the mind the non-stop western disturbances;


48 replies to “Pakistan Weather Update (March 19 – March 31)

  1. is there is a chance of more rain in westeren distrebance 27 in quetta ,,,and how much system of rain expected in month aprail,,,

  2. What will the temp and rainfall going to be in Margalla hills.Will there be any hail storm in the hills.What will happen in khaur.Will the monsoon be strong this year.

  3. I can see dark clouds in sattelite imagery west of lahore..Is this a thunderstorm developing? And will it affect Lahore?

  4. OH NO. Monsoon should not be delayed. This weather system always has a huge impact in our country. Just one monsoon rain covers all the rainfalls caused by western distrubances so it should be on time. But baber bhai i can see temp around 39 to 40 degrees in bangladesh, india and adjoining sindh, pakistan. so the places which touches sea should have high temperature and nowadays it is high. So how temp in plain areas can cause monsoon to be delayed?????

  5. Monsoon ka taluq medani ilaqo me temp se kese hai? jo ilaqe samander ko touch krte hain sirf wohi temp zada ho to kafi nai hota? scndly 2011 me bhi bht western disturbance ai thi per 2011 me hi record monsoon rainfalls hui thi is it???

    1. The temperatures of Bangladesh does not necessarily have an impact over our country. Also this year could be a neutral year unlike in 2011 which saw the comeback of La-Nina, we still have time, a little too early to talk talk about the fate of the monsoon season but generally an extended WDs means short summer.

  6. Is there chance of hail in isakhel mianwali in upcoming days. We are much worry of our crops. Once we have given away our wheat crop due to hail in 2009

  7. WAOO. heavy rainfall along with gusty winds in lahore. weather has turned very pleasant. It is still raining in Lahore.

  8. The rain was really heavy with loud thunder and lightning remembering us the monsoon rainfalls. U have forecasted very well babar bhai.

      1. up in north near murree in my village hail stroms r a frequent occurance it was fun 2 hear da same sound of hails hitting da windows here in karachi 🙂

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