Winter Doesn’t Seem Like Going As Met Office Predicts More Rain


Winter doesn’t seem like going as Met office predicts more rain

Owing to this new spell of rain and snowfall, winter season has prolonged.

Lahore (Pakistan Point News – 14th March, 2019) Scattered rains have started lashing different districts of Punjab turning weather chilly by forcing people to wear additional warm cloths.

Weather of Islamabad, Lahore, Kasur, Sheikhupura, Peshawar and other cities will turn chilly after rain. Drizzling in Sindh is also expected.

According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), widespread rain/thunderstorm (with isolated heavy falls) associated with gusty winds (snowfall over hills) is expected in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Lahore, Faisalabad divisions), Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.

Cold and dry weather is expected elsewhere in the country. Heavy rain may trigger landslides in Malakand, Hazara divisions, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir.

Meanwhile, Intermittent rains have inundated parts of Balochistan and flood alerts have been issued for Quetta, Zhob, Sibi, Kalat, Makran and Nasirabad. The citizens have been advised not to go near waterways. A fresh westerly wave is currently affecting Balochistan and is likely to persist over upper parts of the country.

The current rainfall is because of westerly wave, which is present over the country and may persist in upper and central parts till next week.

Snowfall over the hills is also expected in Northern areas including Swat, Chitral, Kalam, Malamjabba and Upper Dir, Hazara division.

Owing to this new spell of rain and snowfall, winter season has prolonged.

The agriculturists have termed recent rainfall extremely beneficial for wheat crops especially in rainy and aridareas of the province. Due to recent rains, seasonal infections like cough, ENT diseases and other allergies would curtailed in the province.

Experts predict that prevailing weather condition would persist during the next few days.

Mahnoor Sheikh

The writer is News Editor, Pakistan Point. She has graduated in Mass Communication and has worked in various media houses