Rain predicted during March 16-20 in different parts of country

KARACHI: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted light to moderate rainfall in different parts of the country including Karachi from March 16 to 20.

According to the MET Office, a western disturbance is likely to enter upper parts of the country on March 16 and will prevail till March 20.

Under the influence of this weather system, wind-dust/thunderstorm-rain is expected in Sukkur, Jacobabad, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad, Mirpurkhas, Dadu and Karachi from March 17 to 19, the Met Office said.

“Rainfall is also expected in Chitral, Dir, Swat, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner, Haripur, Karak, Peshawar, Kohat, Charsada, Nowshera, Swabi, Bajaur, Kurram, Waziristan, Bannu and Dera Ismail Khan.”

“Rain-wind-dust/thunderstorm (with isolated heavy fall & hailstorm) is expected in Murree, Galliyat, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore from 16th to 20th March. While, in Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Kasur, Sheikhupura, Nankana Sahib, Khushab, Mianwali, Sargodha, Multan, Dera Ghazi Khan, Bhakkar, Layyah, Kot Addu, Khanewal, Sahiwal, Pakpattan and Bahawalpur,” it added.

The weather department has advised all concerned authorities to remain alert to avoid any untoward situation during the forecast period.

Meanwhile, Met Office further said that dry weather is expected in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, in Srinagar and Jammu, while partly cloudy and dry weather in Pulwama, Anantnag, Shopian, Baramulla and Leh.

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