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Punjab Rain Forecast; 2023 Records Record Rainfall

Punjab Rain Forecast; 2023 Records Record Rainfall

Infostani International: The PDMA forecasts rain in various Punjab regions from Jan 25 to 28, with dense fog in the last week. Travelers are cautioned, especially in Dera Ghazi Khan, Bahawalpur, Multan, Rawalpindi, and Gujranwala. The Met Office reports that 2023 had 16% more nationwide rainfall, notably exceeding averages in Balochistan and Sindh. Citizens are advised on heater safety, and tourists are urged to check weather conditions before journeys.


Weather Forecast and Recap: Rainfall Expected in Punjab, Travelers Advised Caution – A Look Back at 2023’s Varied Rainfall Patterns

The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has predicted rainfall in various parts of Punjab from January 25 to 28, with the plains of the province likely to be covered in dense fog in the last week of the current month.

In an announcement, a PDMA spokesperson stated that Dera Ghazi Khan, Bahawalpur, Multan, Rawalpindi, and several areas of the Gujranwala Division would experience precipitation, while Murree and its surrounding areas are anticipated to receive both rain and snowfall.

The spokesperson advised citizens to take necessary precautions when traveling until the weather conditions improve, emphasizing that negligence in using heaters could have fatal consequences.

Tourists were encouraged to check weather conditions before embarking on journeys. Meanwhile, the Meteorological Office provided weather information for the year 2023, reporting that the year witnessed slightly above-normal rainfall.

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In a statement, the Met Office noted that the country experienced 16 percent more rainfall than the annual average last year. Balochistan saw a 29 percent surplus, Sindh 50 percent, and Punjab recorded a 30 percent increase in rainfall compared to the average.

Conversely, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa experienced an 11 percent below-average rainfall, Azad Jammu and Kashmir 12 percent, while Gilgit-Baltistan recorded a 10 percent below-normal rainfall.

In 2023, Sindh and Punjab ranked 16th and 12th, respectively, in terms of excessive rains. The Met Office reported a record-breaking 92 percent more seasonal rainfall throughout the country than the annual average last year, marking 2023 as the third year of excessive seasonal rainfall since 1961.