Islamabad, 10 March 2020 – Talha Akhtar:

National Weather Forecast Center said that another strong westerly weather system is likely to enter in Pakistan on Tuesday evening that will produce more rains for 2-3 days (Wednesday-Friday). Under the influence of this weather system:

Widespread rain/wind thunderstorm with (snowfall over the hills) is expected in all districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Islamabad, Punjab from Wednesday to Friday. Hail storm is also expected at few places during the period.

Rain wind-thunderstorm (with isolated heavy falls) is also expected in Quetta, Zhob, Pashin, Harnai, Qila Abdullah, Qila Saifullah, Panjgur, Ziarat, Kalat, Mastung from Tuesday (evening) to Thursday, while in Sukkur, Larkana, Jacobabad, Shikarpur and Shaheed Benazirabad on Tuesday (evening) and Wednesday. Dust storm is also expected in lower Sindh including Karachi during the period.

Heavy rain with intermittent thundershowers is also expected in Kashmir, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Peshawar, Mardan, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Dera Ghazi khan and Faisalabad districts on Wednesday and Thursday.

Heavy rainfall can generate flash flooding and may trigger landslides in the vulnerable areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, North Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir and hill torrents of Dera Ghazi Khan from Wednesday (night) to Friday.

All concerned authorities are advised to take precautionary measures during the forecast period to avoid any loss of life/damage to property