Afghanistan until Christmas 2021 suffered from severe drought, only shortly before Christmas, Iran reported +30,9°C and Turkmenistan +29,8°C, and very hot was in Afghanistan or Pakistan, too.
However, around Christmas has come finally Western Disturbances (ex-Mediterranean cyclones) with a severe cooldown, including India /https://mkweather.com/india-with-red-warnings-before-extreme-frosts-dras-203c-in-dras-11c-in-churu-290-masl-regionally-the-lowest-temperatures-since-1997//, Israel, Lebanon or Syria /https://mkweather.com/winterstorm-snowing-in-israel-and-lebanon-and-syria-from-around-1000-masl-lowlands-and-coast-with-severe-floods-tel-aviv-1856-mm-72-hours// and Central Asia finally have seen heavy rainfall and blizzards in the mountains.
Thousands of desperate people praying for precipitation before Christmas in Kandahar.
Their prayers were probably heart because at Christmas and after Christmas, most of the country reported heavy snowfall and rains.
Snowing and snow cover appeared in more than 1/2 territory of the country, according to weather models (Afghanistan is a mountainous country), therefore, water supplies for the next growing season have started to create.
January 2022 forecasts are relatively good, still with neutral or negative NAO phases and possibly more rainfall and snowfall in the region, but Spring 2022 should be very unfavorable, with a lack of precipitation in February, March, and April 2022 thanks to NAO+ /https://mkweather.com/spring-2022-will-come-in-february-nao-and-extremely-warm-early-spring-conditions-in-february-and-march-2022-are-predicted-cfs-ecmwf//.
Winter conditions have come already to northern Pakistan.
In Murree, 50 000 vehicles came to the famous winter center immediately after the first significant snowfall, although, parking capacity in the center is only 4000.
Administration warns tourists to follow rules.
The next round with scattered rain will continue in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, and Kuwait into Friday, 31. December 2021. A storm can spread the next rain & mountain snow from the Mediterranean coast across N/C Saudi Arabia and Iraq to Iran & Afghanistan from Friday night into Monday 31.12.2021 – 3.1.2022. Showers are possible in UAE and Oman between 30.12.2021 – 1.1.2022, too according to watchers on Twitter /Tweet below/.