Pakistan – Record snowfall this winter

Unusually long winter, more snow expected

In an interview with BBC Urdu, chief meteorologist of the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Khalid Malik on Wednesday said, “This winter, 50 per cent more snow has been recorded as compared to the previous years. By the end of the winter in March, as much as 50 inches of snow would have fallen.”

He added, “More than 25 to 30 per cent rain has been recorded this winter in various parts of the country, due to which the Tarbela and Mangla dams level are also more than normal.”

Moreover, temperatures as low as 3°C in Khuzdar and Zhob, 4°C in Kalat, 11°C in Panjgor and 15°C in Gawadar and Turbat were recorded.
Thanks to Clay Olson for this link


6 thoughts on “Pakistan – Record snowfall this winter”

  1. Still underrated news : Snow in Morocco in April.
    Cities of Ifrane , Azrou , Atlas Mountains above Marrakech all covered with fresh snow this Saturday .
    For pics and vids : “severe weather Morocco.” facebook page.
    By the way on the 26th of March , Morocco saw its first Tornado near the city of Khouribga .

  2. pretty good news the snow would cool tempers;-) the melt will slow any plans for aggression with india one hopes and a decent water reserve and good growing conditions hopefully will also keep things calmer there.
    anyone heard about snowfalls on the himalayas?

  3. Looking at Google Maps on the area north east of Islamabad and K2 area it is interesting to see the glaciers and how far the once glaciated valleys extend. It is unmistakable how the area is as Norway without the fjords. I thought ice ages just extend the poles while tropical areas remain untouched. The desert might bloom but be still warm and sunny. This might be incorrect. I wonder if Africa might end up more like today’s Europe during an ice age.

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