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 Pakistan Weather: K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII


Gasherbrum/ II: Wolf Göschl (G2, 6400m, 2. July 2003) Copyright Gerfried /Goeschl

Update : Weather for K2/NP/GBI/GBII/BPks/Hidden Peaks

Next 2 Days are Harsh. A Jet Stream has griped the northern areas pf Pakistan and likely to last for another 2 to 3 days making weather harsh for all peaks including K2/NP/GBI/GBII/BPks/Hidden Peaks. Be careful on Monday/Tuesday  especially during afternoons/evenings. Clearance may start  from Wednesday giving a 3 to 4 days window.  HANIF

Update 8/24/2006: Weather for K2/NP/GBI/GBII/BPks/Hidden Peaks

Same Weather Till weekend, Next Week will be Harsh

Weather is going unstable in these days as the local build ups are frequently appearing. A Jet Stream is likely to approach northern areas pf Pakistan on Saturday Evening/Sunday, which may last 4 to 5 days making weather harsh for all peaks including K2/NP/GBI/GBII/BPks/Hidden Peaks.  HANIF

Update 8/17/2006: Weather for K2/NP/GBI/GBII/BPks/Hidden Peaks

Next 4 Days are good, Evenings slightly Hard

High Winds have left the northern areas of  Pakistan, clearance has started over/around all main peaks including K2/NP/GBI/GBII/BPks/Hidden Peaks. Next 4 days will be good, But evenings may be hard at times due to local build-ups. HANIF

Update 8/12/2006: Weather for K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII

Unstable Weather Conditions, Be Careful, Next Week is Much Hard

Weather conditions are unstable for all main peaks including K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII/Hidden Peaks. No significant improvement likely in next couple of days, same weather conditions may prevail. Although upper winds(+20,000 ft) are not strong but frequent cloud formation/poor visibility/occasional snow is creating problem and all climbers are therefore advised to hold their movements for another 2 days.

A Strong Westerly-Jet presently moving along 45°N is also shifting southward, likely to approach 35°N (northern parts of Pakistan) on Tuesday-evening or Wednesday. Under the influence of this coming JET, weather may be much harsh for K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII from mid of next week. Wednesday/Thursday will be Very Hard. HANIF.

Update 8/9/2006: Weather for K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII

4 Days Starting From Thursday. Bad weather is leaving all main peaks including K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII/Hidden Peaks. Much better Wednesday but evening may be hard for short time over K2/GB1/GBII.  4 days starting from Thursday but local build ups likely at evenings daily over/around all main peaks. No storm is insight during the period. HANIF

Update 8/4/2006: Weather for K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII

Window getting Close, Bad Weather Approaching. Weather is not good today (Friday), same on Saturday.. High winds are approaching northern parts of Pakistan from Saturday evening making weather harsh over/around all main peaks including K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII/Hidden Peaks. Next 5 days will be hard due to high winds/poor visibility/snow, and likely to clear from coming Thursday. Be Careful…….Hanif

Update 08/02/2006: Weather for K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII: Dry Weather will continue.

The prevailing dry weather will continue for another 4 days over all main peaks. But formation of High Clouds (almost overcast) at early mornings & Local build-ups at evenings likely during next 3 days. Morning clouds/Fog likely around Nanga Parbat and some local build ups may develop for short time at evenings during next 3 days. Temps are slightly high in these days and no storm is insight

Update 7/26/2006: Weather for K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII

Dry Weather will continue; High Winds on Thursday/Friday. The prevailing dry weather will continue for another few days over all main peaks except Nanga Parbat. The monsoon is very active in Pakistan and some strong currents may approach south of Nanga Parbat during next 2 days. The upper winds (at 20,000 ft and above) are likely to increase gradually from Thursday with NW direction. No significant change in weather is insight for K2/ BPks/GBI/GBII.

Update 7/25/2006: Weather for K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII

Window will last for Next 3 Days. The weather is clear for K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII, and this window will last for another 3 days at least. Some local build ups likely over/around Nanga Parbat during next 2 days. No stormy weather is insight, but upper winds likely to increase from Friday over K2 . HANIF.

Update 7/21/2006: Weather ALERT for K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII

Window will last for Next 4 to 5 Days. The weather is clear for K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII, and this window will last for another 4 to 5 days at least. No storm/High Winds are insight. Some local build ups likely over/around all peaks (especially Nanga Parbat) during afternoons/evenings. Similarly Foggy weather making poor visibility may develop for short time near Nanga Parbat at early morning on Sat/Sun. HANIF

Update 7/19/2006: Weather ALERT for K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII

Good News;  Another Window from Thursday. The clearance has started over K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII. Another good/long window has almost approached, and it may last for 5 to 6 days at least. HANIF

Update 7/16/2006: Weather ALERT for K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII

Weather almost Clear with Hard Evenings at Times

The high winds causing harsh weather have almost passed but the northern parts of Pakistan (all main peaks) are still under the influence of a TAIL of these high winds(jet), which are making afternoons/evenings hard at times. The possibility of local build ups daily at evening/afternoon still exists, and the same conditions may prevail for another 2 to 3 days. The climbers of K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII may avail the daily short-windows but don’t forget the chance of local build ups during afternoons/evenins. Another good/long window giving 100% clear weather is starting from mid-week.

Update 7/11/2006: ALERT for K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII........Tuesday/11th July 2006

Weather ALERT for K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII

Last Day of Window: Hard Time of the Season from Wednesday.

Window is going to close from Wednesday. Strong High Winds will grip all Peaks which may last till weekend. Stormy bad weather expected to develop daily giving snow/high winds/very poor visibility by blowing snow from Wed to Sunday. All climbers over/around/base-camps of K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII are advised to take very special care. Be careful on THU/FRI.

HANIF.

Note: Plz don’t ignore this report

Update 7/6/2006: Weather Update for K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII

Window will continue for another 5 Days. The current good weather is likely to prevail for another 5/6 days at least. Some local build ups expected during afternoons over/around all main peaks including K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII at times but no storm in sight. Harsh weather may approach from mid on next week. HANIF.

Update 7/3/2006: Weather Update for K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII

Clearance starting from Tuesday giving a good window. The unstable/bad weather is now going to improve for K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII from Tuesday, giving a good window which may last till weekend. Clearance will start from Tuesday morning. HANIF.

Update 7/1/2006: Weather Update for K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII

Be Careful on Sunday, Another Good Window from Tuesday. The weather is now becoming bad  for K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII , Sunday will be harsh due to a strong winds/poor visibility/blowing snow over/around all main peaks. The weather is expected to clear from Monday/Tuesday. A good window approaching from Tuesday which may last 6 to 7 days.  HANIF

Update 6/30/2006: Weather Update for K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII

Saturday/Sunday Harsh, Another Good Window from Tuesday.

The weather is now becoming bad  for K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII , Next 2 days (Saturday/Sunday) will be harsh (but not 100%) due to a strong winds/poor visibility/blowing snow over/around all main peaks. The weather is expected to clear from Monday/Tuesday. A good window approaching from Tuesday which may last 6 to 7 days.

HANIF.

Update 6/23/2006: Weather Update for K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII

Window will continue till mid of Next Week. The weather is good for K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII , No chances of any storm, Only local build-ups likely during afternoon over/around all main peaks. The wind speed is normal at all levels. Temps are increasing slightly/gradually, which may trigger isolated avalanches. This window with same conditions will continue for another few days (till mid of next week). All climbers should avail this opportunity, but don’t forget the risk of isolated avalanches. Hanif

Update 6/19/2006: Weather Update for K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII

Good News; A 5-Days Window from Tuesday. The weather has improved K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII and the wind speed is also falling gradually at all levels. A comparatively good window is going to start from Tuesday which may last for 5 days at least. All climbers should avail this opportunity. HANIF.

Update 6/17/2006: Weather Update for K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII

Days Clear, Evenings also improving, A 5-Days Window from Tuesday.

The weather is very unstable in these days as the Days are better but Evenings are hard. The possibility of local storm build-ups at evening is going to end from Monday/Tuesday. Weather is improving over K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII gradually and a comparatively good window is likely to start from Tuesday which may last for 5 days at least.

Note: Last 4 or 5 Days of June may be Very Harsh over all Peaks. HANIF.

Update 6/13/2006: Weather Update for K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII

Clear Weather started, But Evenings are not 100% Clear

The clear weather has started for NP/K2/BPks/GBI/GBII, this window may last for 3 to 4 days. Much of the day time will be better, but “Evenings are not 100% clear” especially Wednesday evening, Be careful during afternoons/evenings as the possibility of local/isolated build-ups still persists.

The wind speed is reducing gradually, expected wind-direction over mid levels(15,000 to 20,000 ft) will be NW during next 3 days. HANIF.

Update 6/12/2006: Weather Update for K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII

Clearance starting from Tuesday, Be Ready to avail the Window from Wednesday

The weather clearance expected to start from Tuesday(NP will be clear on Tuesday, K2/BPks/GBI/GBII on Wednesday). Climbers can move from Wednesday to avail the window of 3 to 4 days.

Note: Plz check this forecast daily at evening for next day’s planning. HANIF.

Weather Update for K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII

Harsh Monday, Weather likely to improve from Tuesday

Bad weather expected to prevail on Monday especially during afternoon/evening. Weather is likely to improve from Tuesday (evening may be slightly hrad), and a good window of 4 days starting from Wednesday for K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII.

Note: Plz check this forecast daily at evening for next day’s planning. HANIF.

Update 6/8/2006: Weather Update for K2/BPks/NP/GBI/GBII

Weather improving for the time being, Sunday may be worst again.

 Weather is improving comparatively, first half of next 2 days (Friday/Saturday) may be better, climbers can utilize short windows of both days (before afternoons). The high winds will re-activate from Saturday evening, Sunday may be worst again. A good window of 5 days approaching from Tuesday/Wednesday. HANIF

Update 6/7/2006: Weather Update for K2/BPks/NP/GBI/GBII

The current weather conditions will continue for another 3 to 4 Days

All main peaks K2, BPks, NP, GBI/GBII are abnormally in the grip of high south-westerly winds, which are making the evenings/nights very hard due to blowing-snow/snowstorm/poor visibility. The current weather conditions may last for another 3 to 4 days (at least). Second half of next week will be much better giving a good window of 5 days.

Alert: Climbers should not move by seeing the morning sunshine windows, as storm may develop suddenly during afternoons.

HANIF Sr. Meteorologist Pakistan

Update 6/6/2006: No improvement in next 4 Days, weekend will be HARD; Next week is much better.

The northern areas of Pakistan are in the grip of a strong westerly-jet, which is yielding unusual blowing-snow/snow-storm/poor visibility/High SW'ly winds over & around K2,BPks,NP,GP during afternoon/evening/night since last many days. The current jet is prevailing abnormally and likely to persist for another 4 days (Friday/Saturday will be more hard/bad for K2/BPks), slightly improvement expected to start from Sunday. A good window approaching on Tuesday, likely to last till next weekend. 

HANIF. Sr. Meteorologist

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