Tuesday May 11 2021
Web Desk

Met predicts rain in upper, central parts of Pakistan ahead of Eid

Web Desk
— APP/File

The meteorological department said Tuesday the present westerly weather system is likely to persist for the next 4-5 and under the influence of this weather system, rain and thunderstorm were expected across several parts of the country.

The meteorological department advised farmers to take precautionary measures during the forecast period.

The Met said rain-wind or thunderstorm with isolated heavy falls and occasional gaps were expected till Sunday in Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Kohat, Bannu, Peshawar, Mardan, Kurram, Waziristan, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Sargodha, Bhakkar, Khushab, Mianwali, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Narowal, Sialkot, Lahore, Kasur, Faisalabad, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh.

Moreover, rain-wind or dust thunderstorms were expected in Dera Ghazi Khan, Layyah, Multan, Sahiwal, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan on Saturday/Sunday.

Similarly, rain-wind or dust thunderstorms were also expected in Quetta, Zhob, Sibbi, Kohlu, Ziarat, Harnai, Chaman, Sukkur, Shaheed Benazirabad, Dadu, Hyderabad, Larkana, and Jaccobabad on Saturday and Sunday.

Eid moon

Meanwhile, in a separate statement, the Met said the new moon of Shawwal would be born on crossing conjunction point at "00-01 PST on 12-05-2021."

According to astronomical parameters, there is "no chance" of sighting the new moon of Shawwal, 1442 AH on the evening of May 12 — Ramadan 29.

According to the climate record, the weather is expected to be fair/partly cloudy in most parts of the country.