“March to end with two rain systems”
Triple fun is coming!
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
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;