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Pakistan may expect series of moderate to intense weather systems till April 29: NDMA
April 17, 2024

According to an advisory issued by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Pakistan may expect a series of moderate to intense weather systems till 29th of this month.

These weather patterns are anticipated to bring heavy rain, thunderstorms, and hailstorms, posing significant risks to various parts across the country.

The forecast indicates that a weather system will enter Pakistan today, initiating a period of heavy rainfall and thunderstorms lasting until 22nd of this month.

The system will influence Balochistan till 19th of this month, followed by impacts on Punjab and Sindh from tomorrow till 19th of this month. Upper Punjab will experience the effects till 21st of this month, while Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) will be affected till 22nd of this month.

Following this, a weaker weather system is expected to enter Pakistan on 23rd of this month, bringing low rainfall and thunderstorms to certain parts of the country until 24th of this month. While Balochistan and upper Punjab will experience slight impacts, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan and AJK will also be affected. However, Sindh is not expected to be impacted during this period.

Subsequently, a strong weather system is forecast to enter Pakistan on 25th of this month, bringing heavy rain, thunderstorms, and hailstorms with occasional gaps until April 29th of this month.

The expected rainfall may trigger flash floods in local nullahs of vulnerable areas, including Khuzdar, Ziarat, Zhob, Sherani, Muslim Bagh, Quetta, Pishin, Kech, Panjgur, Gwadar, and Turbat.

Flooding may also occur in low-lying areas during the forecast period, particularly in southern western Balochistan.

In the light of these projections, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has issue directions to Provincial and District Disaster Management Authorities and other relevant line departments to remain vigilant to respond to any emergent situations.