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Pakistan is preparing for an extended period of precipitation encompassing rain and snowfall between January 31 and February 4, influenced by a meteorological phenomenon known as a westerly wave. The Meteorological Office has issued a cautionary alert regarding an increased risk of flash floods in Balochistan on February 2 and 3 due to anticipated heavy rainfall during this timeframe.

Specifically, Balochistan is forecasted to witness rain, including substantial falls, and snow in its elevated regions on February 2 and 3. In Punjab and Islamabad, the prediction involves moderate to heavy rain and snow, particularly in areas like Murree and Galliyat, with intermittent breaks from January 31 to February 4.

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Several areas, including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, and Lahore, are expected to encounter light to moderate rain during this period. In Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir, diverse areas are projected to undergo moderate to heavy rain and snow over the hills from January 31 to February 4, with occasional interruptions in precipitation.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, various locales are poised to receive moderate to heavy rain and snowfall over the hills during the specified period, with intermittent breaks.

The Meteorological Office underscores the necessity for vigilance, particularly in Balochistan, where the combination of heavy rain on February 2 and 3 elevates the potential for flash floods. Residents and authorities are urged to remain vigilant and take requisite precautions in response to the weather advisories.

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