KARACHI: The Pakistan Met Department (PMD) has predicted rain and snow across the country from Saturday to Monday (Jan 11 to 13).
Met Office informed that another strong westerly weather system is likely to enter western parts of Balochistan on Friday night and likely to grip most parts of the country on Sunday. Under the influence of this weather system: Widespread rain with snowfall over the hills is expected in Balochistan on Saturday and Sunday. Heavy rainfall is expected in Gwadar, Kech, Panjgur, Chagai, Quetta, Mastung and Kalat districts during the period.
Widespread rain (with few moderate to isolated heavy falls) with snowfall over the hills is expected in all districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir from Saturday night to Monday.
Rain is also expected in all districts of Sindh during Saturday night and Sunday.
Heavy falls may generate flash flooding in Turbat, Kech, Panjgur, Kalat, Quetta and Zhob on Saturday and Sunday. Heavy snowfall is also expected in districts of Quetta, Harnai, Ziarat, Qilla Abdullah and Pishin during the period.
Heavy snowfall is also expected in Chitral, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Kohistan, Neelam valley, Bagh and Haveli districts from Sunday to Monday. Murree & Galiayat, may also receive heavy snowfall during the period. Possibility of landslides cannot be ruled out in districts of Malakand, Hazara, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during the period.
All concerned authorities are advised to take precautionary measures during the forecast period.
Cold waves in Karachi
Karachi has reportedly recorded its lowest temperature on Thursday (Jan 9) in six years as mercury dropped to 7.5 degrees – There are chances of even colder weather in Karachi from January 12 when a system from Iran enters the area.
In the megalopolis, temperature on Jan 10 dropped as low as 8 degree centigrade.