Pakistan weather warning
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The Pakistan Meteorological Department (Met Office) has issued a nationwide Pakistan weather warning as a strong westerly system brings widespread heavy rain, windstorms, and thunderstorms. The severe weather is expected to impact much of the country from February 29th to March 2nd.

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Regional Impacts:

  • Balochistan: Expect Heavy Rain and Snowfall (Pakistan Weather Warning)

  • Residents in Balochistan, particularly in areas like Nokkundi, Dalbandin, Chagai, and Quetta, should brace for heavy rain with strong winds and thunderstorms from February 29th to March 1st. Snowfall is possible in the hills.

  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Brace for Extreme Rain and Windstorms (Pakistan Weather Warning)

  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is expected to experience heavy to extremely heavy rain, along with windstorms and thunderstorms, from February 29th to March 3rd. This includes major cities like Chitral, Dir, Swat, Abbottabad, and Peshawar. Heavy snowfall is also forecast in the mountainous regions.

  • Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir: Similar weather conditions are anticipated, with heavy to extremely heavy rain, windstorms, thunderstorms, and snowfall from February 29th to March 3rd.

  • Punjab and Islamabad: Heavy Rain and Snow in the Forecast (Pakistan Weather Warning)

  • Widespread heavy rain with windstorms and thunderstorms is predicted for March 1st and 2nd in Punjab and Islamabad, impacting areas like Murree, Rawalpindi, Lahore, and Faisalabad. Heavy snowfall is expected in Murree and the surrounding areas during this time. Rain and thunderstorms are also likely in other parts of Punjab from February 29th to March 2nd.

  • Sindh: Rain with wind and thunderstorms is expected in Sukkur, Karachi, Hyderabad, and other parts of the province on February 29th and March 1st.

Possible Impacts and Advises:

The Pakistan weather warning highlights the risk of flash flooding in several areas, including Gwadar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, Murree, and Islamabad. Heavy rain and snowfall could lead to road closures in mountainous regions like Murree, Naran, Kaghan, and Kashmir. Landslides are possible in vulnerable areas of Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Murree, Galiyat, Kashmir, and Gilgit-Baltistan. Wind, thunderstorms, and hail could damage infrastructure and property.

Tourists are advised to avoid unnecessary travel during this time, and farmers are urged to take precautions to protect their crops.

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