PMD Forecasts Dry and Cold Weather Across Pakistan on November 17

PMD Forecasts Dry and Cold Weather Across Pakistan on November 17

Islamabad, November 17, 2023 – The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has issued a weather forecast predicting dry conditions coupled with cold temperatures and partly cloudy skies in most parts of the country for Friday.

According to the PMD, the weather outlook anticipates primarily dry conditions prevailing over the majority of the nation, while the northern regions are expected to experience cold temperatures and partly cloudy skies over the next twelve hours.

In particular, the forecast warns of the likelihood of fog development during the morning hours in plain areas of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, urging residents to exercise caution while commuting.

As of this morning, recorded temperatures in various cities across Pakistan provide a snapshot of the diverse weather conditions experienced throughout the country. In Leh, the mercury dropped to a bone-chilling -06°C, while Skardu recorded a slightly milder -04°C. The capital city, Islamabad, and Peshawar registered at 08°C, whereas Lahore experienced a relatively warmer morning at 13°C. Karachi, located in the southern part of the country, reported a comparatively mild 21°C. Meanwhile, Quetta in Balochistan recorded a cool 04°C, and mountainous regions like Kalam, Gilgit, Gupis, and Hunza witnessed sub-zero temperatures at -01°C.

The significant temperature variations underscore the diverse climate zones that characterize Pakistan, from the freezing cold of the northern mountains to the milder conditions in the southern coastal areas.

The PMD’s forecast is vital for various sectors, including agriculture and transportation, as it provides valuable information for planning and decision-making. Farmers can use this information to make informed choices about their crops and irrigation schedules, while transportation authorities can take precautions in areas prone to fog, ensuring the safety of commuters.

Citizens are advised to stay updated on the weather conditions and follow any alerts or warnings issued by the authorities. As winter approaches, it becomes increasingly important for people to take necessary precautions, such as dressing warmly and driving carefully in adverse weather conditions.

While dry weather is expected to dominate most parts of the country, the PMD encourages everyone to stay vigilant and prepared for any sudden changes in weather patterns. The department will continue to monitor and update the forecast as needed to keep the public well-informed about the evolving weather conditions across Pakistan.