A westerly cold wave is likely to enter in the country
Pakistan braces for a cold front, which is likely to bring temperatures down even in the daytime. A westerly cold wave is likely to enter upper and the central parts of the country by October 22, the Pakistan Metrological Department said on Wednesday.
Under the new weather system, the Met Office forecast a colder front entering Pakistan from the northeast and pushing down temperatures as far as Muzaffargarh in southern Punjab.
Rain and thunderstorm with snowfall are expected over mountains near Islamabad, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Malakand, Buner, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Mardan, Nowshera, Peshawar, Charsadda, Bajaur, Pakpattan, Gilgit Baltistan, and Azad Kashmir.
#Rain -wind/#thunderstorm predicted in Upper and Central parts of the country— Pak Met Department محکمہ موسمیات (@pmdgov) October 20, 2021
from Friday to Sunday
Met Office informed that a westerly wave is likely to enter upper/central parts of the country on Friday. pic.twitter.com/8dhDjG3jmI
The new weather system may positively affect crops in the harvesting areas.
The Met Office issued an alert, warning that fierce windstorms may damage vulnerable structures.
The Met department also forecast downpours beginning from Friday, likely to be accompanied by thunder and possibly hails.
Heavy falls with hailstorms are expected in areas, including Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mandi Bahauddin, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, and Sheikhupura.
All authorities concerned are advised to remain alert during the forecast period.