2023 Ramadan moon sighting forecast


Islamabad: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Monday forecasted that there is a strong possibility that the moon for Ramadan 2023 will be sighted on the evening of March 22 (Wednesday).

The update was shared by the meteorological department’s Climate Data Processing Centre.

This means the first of Ramadan is likely to fall on Thursday, March 23, in Pakistan.

According to the climate record, the weather is expected to be fair and partly cloudy in most parts of the country during the Ramadan moon sighting time.

Chief Meteorologist Sardar Sarfaraz, while speaking with a local news channel, said that the chances of the holy month of Ramadan falling on March 23 were high.

He had also said that the sky was expected to remain clear so the moon could be easily sighted.

Meanwhile, the PMD had said last week that rainfall was expected at the start of the holy month of Ramadan.