The Meteorological Department has forecast rain/wind/thundershower with snowfall over the mountains in the upper parts of the country from November 08 to 09. Due to which the day temperature will decrease by two to three degrees Celsius.
A shallow westerly wave, affecting the western parts of the country, may sweep over the upper regions on November 08 (evening/night) and is likely to persist over northern regions till afternoon after November 10.
Under the influence of this weather system, light to moderate rain-wind/thunderstorm is also expected in Quetta, Kharan, Harnai, Chaman, Ziarat, Qilla Abdullah, Qillah Saif Ullah, Loralai, Pishin, Zhob, Musa Khel, Sibbi, Mastung, Kalat, Noshki and Chaghi on November 06 (evening/night) and November 07. Light rain-thunderstorm is expected in Dera Ismail Khan, Dera Ghazi Khan, Layyah, Bhakkar, Sargodha, Mianwali, Khushab, Islamabad and Pothohar region on November 07 (evening/night).
Light to moderate rain-wind/thunderstorm with hailstorm is also expected at isolated places of Chitral, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Swabi, Mardan, Nowshera, Peshawar, Kohat, Kurram, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Waziristan, Bhakkar, Mianwali, Sargodha, Khushab, Murree, Galliyat, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mandi Bahauddin, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Faisalabad, Jhang, Sheikhupura and Hafizabad on November 08 (evening/night) and November 09.
Rain-wind/thunderstorm, with snowfall over the high mountains, is expected in Kashmir, (Neelum valley, Muzaffarabad, Poonch, Hattian, Bagh, Haveli, Sudhanoti, Kotli, Bhimber, Mirpur), Gilgit Baltistan (Diamir, Astore, Ghizer, Skardu, Hunza, Gilgit, Ghanche, Shigar) during the period. Fog/smog is likely to develop (patches) in plains of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the coming days especially late-night and early morning hours.
Regarding the impact of rain, the PMD said that the day temperature is likely to drop by 02 to 03 degrees Celsius during this spell. Farmers in rainfed areas are advised to manage their cropping activities accordingly while tourists and travelers to northern areas are advised to exercise caution during this time.