Weather in Rawalpindi

Rawalpindi is one of the largest cities in Pakistan with more than 4 million population it is the 4th largest city. The weather conditions here affect millions of people every year in a good way or bad. The geological location of Pindi with Islamabad and Margalla Hills nearby gives it pleasant weather conditions the whole year.

In winter, the weather is harsher, especially in December, and January. But in summer weather remains pleasant and normal without any severity. This makes Rawalpindi, Islamabad, and specially Murree a tourist hub from all over Pakistan.

Latest Weather in Rawalpindi

Rawalpindi has a tropical weather condition almost throughout the year. In recent years Pindi has observed hot and humid summer days. The rising temperature is now a global problem and it’s happening here as well. But due to its geographical location near Margalla Hills which are part of the Himalayas and Pir Panjal Range, rains and thunderstorms are very often in the region. During winter weather reaches negative degrees. The closest snowy mountains of Murree are 70 km away, which causes more cold winds and harsh winters in the twin cities.

Extreme Weather Events

In the summer of 2001, a record spell of rainfall caused heavy flooding in Rawalpindi, the largest Nallah Lai which flows in the center of the city flooded with rainwater and caused severe damage to properties and infrastructure. Almost 70 people died during the worst floods in Rawalpindi and businesses have been destroyed because of the Nallah flowing near the main business hub of Rawalpindi the Raja Bazar. Floodwater has entered shops and warehouses, causing extensive damage to wholesale dealers in the market.

Weather in Rawalpindi is historically very unpredictable and could change suddenly, a hot and humid summer day can turn into a dark and cloudy day within hours. However, in recent decades more and more concrete buildings and mega projects have affected the weather trend a bit. But still, it’s better than other cities of Punjab like Lahore and Faisalabad etc. People from across Pakistan especially from Punjab used to live here permanently because of its comfortable weather conditions.

On average Rawalpindi gets 1346mm of rainfall annually, and the average temperature is 21 degrees C.

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