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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Cold Wave to Grip Pakistan: Meteorological Department Forecast

Pakistan braces for an intense cold wave as the Meteorological Department forecasts Siberian winds, impacting regions from Karachi to Kashmir. Weather Updates PK warns of formidable winter conditions, predicting rain, snow, and dense smog/fog in various areas.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has issued a forecast indicating that a cold wave will grip most parts of the country, including upper regions, north Balochistan, and northern areas during the next 24 hours. The synoptic situation reveals the presence of a trough of a westerly wave over western parts of the country, expected to persist in upper parts until Tuesday morning. The weather forecast anticipates mainly cold and cloudy conditions in the upper regions, with northern areas and north Balochistan experiencing very cold temperatures. Additionally, dense fog/smog is likely to persist in plain areas of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and upper Sindh.

During the last 24 hours, cold and dry weather prevailed over most parts of the country, with very cold conditions in the northern areas. Dense fog/smog affected plain areas of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, upper Sindh, and Islamabad. Notably, rain (snow over mountains) occurred in north Balochistan, with recorded rainfall in various regions.

Weather Updates PK Predicts Formidable Cold Wave

Weather Updates PK, a private weather forecasting company, has issued a forecast warning of a formidable and intense cold wave set to impact a significant part of the country, starting from the upcoming day. The forecast anticipates the intrusion of cold Siberian winds, marking the peak of the winter season from Karachi to Kashmir. The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) had earlier predicted predominantly cold and cloudy weather in the upper and western regions, with a significant drop in temperatures expected in the northern areas.

 

The Met Department also pointed to the likelihood of rainfall in northern Balochistan and western Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, accompanied by snowfall over mountainous regions. Light rain is forecasted in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Kashmir during the evening/night, while plain areas of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and upper Sindh are expected to be enveloped by dense smog/fog.

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A significant part of the country is poised to be affected by a powerful and intense cold wave starting from the upcoming day. Cold Siberian winds are expected, marking the peak of the winter season from Karachi to Kashmir. The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) had previously predicted mainly cold and cloudy weather in most upper and western parts of the country, with a notable drop in temperatures in the northern regions.

The Met Department also mentioned the possibility of rainfall in northern Balochistan and western Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, coupled with snowfall over mountainous areas. Light rain is anticipated in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Kashmir during the evening/night. However, plain areas of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and upper Sindh are expected to experience dense smog/fog. Residents are advised to prepare for drastic temperature drops and potential disruptions due to the powerful cold wave.