Thunderstorm Alert Issued for Northern Punjab on November 2, 2023

Thunderstorm Alert Issued for Northern Punjab on November 2, 2023

Islamabad, November 1, 2023 – The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has issued a warning for a potentially severe thunderstorm in northern Punjab on November 2, 2023.

In its latest daily weather report, the PMD also anticipates rain, strong winds, and thunderstorms, coupled with snowfall in mountainous regions, in isolated areas of upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northeast Punjab, Gilgit Baltistan, and Kashmir.

According to the PMD, the rest of the country is expected to remain dry, while fog and smog are likely to impact several regions during the early morning hours. These areas include Mangla, Sialkot, Narowal, Gujranwala, Lahore, Okara, Sahiwal, Sargodha, Johrabad, Bahawalpur, and Dera Ghazi Khan and their surrounding areas.

The synoptic situation is attributed to a westerly wave affecting the upper parts of Pakistan, creating conditions conducive for such weather phenomena.

On Wednesday, the PMD’s report indicates that rain, wind, thunderstorms, and snowfall over mountainous areas are expected in isolated locations within upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, upper Punjab, Gilgit Baltistan, and Kashmir. The rest of the country should experience dry weather.

Over the past 24 hours, most of the country experienced dry weather, with colder conditions prevailing in the northern regions. However, there were some exceptions with recorded rainfall in Dir (upper) with 7mm, Bacha Khan (Airport) with 1mm, Kalam with 1mm, and Peshawar with 1mm of precipitation.

In terms of temperature, the lowest recorded minimum temperatures in the past 24 hours were -2°C in Leh and 0°C in Skardu.

Residents and authorities in northern Punjab and the aforementioned regions are urged to stay informed and prepared for the impending thunderstorm. It is advisable to take necessary precautions to ensure the safety of individuals and property during the expected severe weather conditions on November 2, 2023. Stay tuned for further updates from the Pakistan Meteorological Department to stay informed and safe.