Islamabad, 02 March 2020 – Staff Reporter:
Strong westerly weather system is likely to enter upper parts of the country on Wednesday and likely to grip upper and central parts on Thursday and persist till Saturday. Under the influence of this weather system:
Widespread rain with wind-thunderstorm is expected in all districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Jhelum, Chakwal, Mianwali, Sargodha, Khusab, Bhakkar, Faisalabad, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Sheikhupura, Lahore, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Gujrat, Hafizabad and Narowal districts from Wednesday to Saturday.
Rain with dust-thunderstorm is also expected in Quetta, Zhob, Pashin, Harnai, Ziarat, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Khanewal, Sahiwal, Okara, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Khanpur, Rahim Yar khan, Sukkur, Jacobabad and Larkana districts during Wednesday to Thursday. Dust raising winds are expected in lower Sindh including Karachi on Thursday and Friday.
Heavy rain with intermittent thundershowers (with hailstorm) is also expected in Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Peshawar, Mardan, Nowshera, Charsadda, Swabi, Kohat, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Gujranwala, Lahore, Faisalabad, Sargodha and Kashmir districts on Thursday and Friday. Possibility of urban flooding cannot be ruled out in Peshawar.
Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Sargodha, and Lahore during the period. Heavy rainfall may generate flash flooding and may trigger landslides in the vulnerable areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, Rawalpindi and Islamabad during the period.
PSL matches on Thursday, Friday & Saturday at Rawalpindi and Lahore are likely to be disturbed.