PMD Predicts Rain and Snowfall in Northeast Punjab on February 4

PMD Predicts Rain and Snowfall in Northeast Punjab on February 4

Islamabad, February 3, 2024 – The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has issued a weather forecast predicting rain and snowfall in northeast Punjab on Sunday, February 4, 2024.

The forecast indicates a westerly wave affecting various regions, with the potential for precipitation and snowfall in specified areas.

According to the PMD’s weather forecast for Sunday, February 4, 2024, mainly cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country. However, rain, wind, thunderstorms, and snowfall over mountainous regions are anticipated in Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, the Pothohar region, northeast Punjab, and upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The preceding day, Saturday, February 3, 2024, was marked by rain, wind, thunderstorms, and snowfall over mountains in north and east Balochistan, Sindh, south and central Punjab, the Potohar region, Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Kashmir. The PMD issued a warning for February 3, 2024, alerting to the possibility of heavy rainfall leading to flash flooding in local nullahs (streams) of Barkhan, Kohlu, Sibbi, Naseerabad, Jhal Magsi, Dera Bugti, Lasbella, and Khuzdar.

The synoptic situation, as reported by the PMD, involves a westerly wave affecting most parts of the country, with expectations of its persistence over upper parts on Sunday.

During the past 24 hours, cloudy weather prevailed over most parts of the country. Rain and thunderstorms, along with snow over mountains, occurred in Balochistan, lower Sindh, lower Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and south and central Punjab.

The recorded rainfall in millimeters included significant amounts in various regions: Turbat 68, Panjgur 26, Khuzdar 22, Kalat 11, Lasbella 09, Quetta (Samungli), Sibbi 08, Barkhan 01, Parachinar 12, Bannu 09, Jacobabad 11, Dadu 04, Larkana, Padaidan, Sukkur 03, Khairpur, Mohenjo-Dahru, Rohri, Sakrand 02, Hyderabad, and Karachi 01. Snowfall, measured in inches, was reported in Ziarat (04 inches) and Parachinar (02 inches).

The recorded lowest minimum temperatures in degrees Celsius included Kalam, Leh at -10, Astore at -07, Gupis, Malamjabba at 06, Skardu at -05, and Bagrote at -04.

This weather update provides crucial information for residents, farmers, and local authorities to prepare for and respond to the changing weather conditions. As the westerly wave persists, residents in the specified regions are advised to take necessary precautions and stay informed about the evolving weather situation.