The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has issued a weather advisory predicting rains and thunderstorms across Pakistan from April 26 to the first week of May.
The weather system, influenced by a westerly wave of Thunderstorms, is expected to affect the central and southern parts of Pakistan. Let’s see the Rain Forecast across Pakistan.
According to the PMD, thunderstorms are expected in various regions, including Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Peshawar, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, and Karachi, among others, from April 26 to April 29. Get the latest updates.
In Balochistan, Quetta, Zhob, Chaman, and other areas are expected to experience rain, dust storms, and hailstorms from April 27 to May 3. South Punjab, including Multan, Dera Ghazi Khan, and Bahawalnagar, may also experience rain and duststorms with isolated heavy falls and hailstorms during the same period.
The PMD has warned that strong winds and hailstorms could potentially damage infrastructure and crops and has advised farmers to take precautions based on the weather forecast.
Flash floods may occur in Mansehra, Abbottabad, Chitral, Swat, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Kashmir from May 1 to May 4. Landslides may occur in hilly areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, Murree, and Galiyat, according to the PMD.
Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman has also issued a special advisory for Balochistan and coastal areas, warning of choppy seas and extreme weather, especially off Ormara, Pasni, and Gwadar. She has advised provinces to take precautionary measures, including cleaning storm drains, ensuring electricity pole stability, and maintaining road access in case of local flooding, particularly in areas where repair works from the 2022 floods are ongoing.
Residents and authorities in affected areas must stay informed about the weather conditions and take appropriate precautions to ensure safety and minimize potential damage from the predicted rain, thunderstorms, and associated hazards. Following the advice and guidelines issued by the PMD and relevant authorities can help mitigate risks during this weather event.