Islamabad, Pakistan: Western disturbance that brought rain and thunderstorm in KPK and Punjab has brought early winter to Pakistan.
Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar and Lahore will enjoy drop of temperature, windfall and pleasant weather on Sunday as Pakistan Meteorological Department has predicted rain-thunderstorm at scattered places of Rawalpindi,Islamabad Malakand, Hazara divisions, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan during the next 24 hours. A western disturbance is affecting upper parts of the country and likely to persist during next 24 to 36 hours.
Met office further reported that rain thunderstorm is expected at isolated places of Peshawar, Kohat Mardan, Bannu, D.I.Khan, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Faisalabad and Lahore divisions. However, hot and dry weather is expected in other parts of the country during next 24 hours.
The synoptic situation shows that a low lies over Baluchistan and adjoining areas. A western disturbance is affecting upper parts of the country and likely to persist during next 24 to 36 hours. Weather became very pleasant on Saturday afternoon as rain and thunderstorm occurred at isolated places of Rawalpindi division, Islamabad, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
Western Disturbance is a blessing for Pakistan as well as for India as it causes early winter through rainfall across northwest India. Winter months rainfall has great importance in agriculture, particularly for the Rabi crops. October is known for western disturbance but it is more useful when it arrives in September like this year. During the season, normally 4-5 western disturbances in a month can be seen over northeast of Pakistan and some of the western disturbances bring well-distributed and good rainfall and thunderstorms that help to break summer heat wave.
Western disturbance is known for beautiful weathers as it is usually associated with cloudy sky, cool night temperatures, unusual rain and brings cold wave conditions and occasionally dense fog and cold day conditions. These conditions remain stable until it is disturbed by another Western Disturbances.It is expected that ongoing western disturbance will bring early winter as unexpected snowfall is already recorded in Swat Valley.