Islamabad: While sharing the forecast about Shawal moon, the met office said here today that it is expected to be sited on Sunday, August 19, and thus, the Eid is likely fall on Monday, August 20.

With this announcement and the moon citation expected to be made on August 19, the Muslims in Pakistan are expected to have a 30-day Ramadan.

Sharing details about the expectation of new Islamic month, the Met official said, “Weather conditions are going to be partially cloudy in the upper areas making moonsighting highly unlikely.”

He further said that the position and angels of the new moon at the time of the sunset are also favourable for that day.

Considering the geographical spread of Pakistan, the first Shawal moon is likely to appear on the sky first in Balochistan and Sindh areas as skies will also be clear there on August 19.