Pakistan Met Forecasts Dry Friday on March 22

Pakistan Met Forecasts Dry Friday on March 22

Islamabad, March 21, 2024 – The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has issued a weather forecast indicating predominantly dry conditions across most parts of the country for Friday, March 22, 2024.

However, upper areas may experience partly cloudy weather, with the likelihood of rain, wind, thunderstorms, and light snowfall over hills in specific regions.

According to the PMD’s weather bulletin for Friday, March 22, 2024, dry weather is anticipated in the majority of Pakistan’s regions, with only upper areas expecting partly cloudy skies. However, areas including Gilgit-Baltistan, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, and adjacent hilly terrains may experience rain, wind, thunderstorms, and light snowfall over hills.

The synoptic situation, as described by the PMD, attributes these weather patterns to a shallow westerly wave impacting the upper parts of the country, a condition expected to persist until the following day.

The preceding day, Thursday, saw light to moderate rain accompanied by windstorms, thunderstorms, and light snowfall over hills in various regions including Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Pothohar region, and Islamabad. Conversely, dry and partly cloudy weather prevailed in other parts of the country.

In the past 24 hours, isolated areas in Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Upper Punjab, Northern Balochistan, Kashmir, and Gilgit-Baltistan experienced light to moderate rainfall. Meanwhile, dry weather persisted in the rest of the country.

Reported rainfall measurements (in millimeters) during this period include Kalam with 11mm, Dir (Lower) with 7mm, Pattan with 7mm, Malamjabba with 5mm, Chitral and Mirkhani with 2mm each, and Parachinar, Saidu Sharif, and Drosh with 1mm each.

Recorded highest maximum temperatures (in degrees Celsius) for the day included Shaheed Benazirabad at 41°C, Chhor, Sakrand at 40°C, and Mithi, Mohenjodaro, Hyderabad, Padaidan, and Tando Jam at 39°C.

With the PMD’s forecast for dry weather prevailing over most parts of Pakistan on Friday, residents are advised to remain updated on local weather updates and take necessary precautions as per advisories issued by authorities.