NDMA Issues Advisory for Upcoming Rain Spell in Various Parts of Pakistan

Wed Apr 24 2024
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ISLAMABAD: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Wednesday issued an advisory for the public as precautionary measures to be taken during the upcoming rain spell predicted during the ongoing week from 25 to 30 April in various parts of Pakistan.

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) projection and weather outlook of NMDA’s National Emergencies Operation Centre (NEOC), a westerly wave affecting the country from April 25th bringing significant rainfall and thunderstorms in most parts of the country.

Rain, Wind, Thunderstorms in Baluchistan

As per detail, under the influence of the fresh weather system, rain-wind and thunderstorm is expected in different parts of Baluchistan comprising Quetta, Ziarat, Shirani Pishin, Noushki, Harnai, Zhob, Barkhan, Gwadar, Kech, Awaran, Chagi, Kharan, Kalat, Mastung, Naseerabad, Jhal Magsi, Sibbi, Kohlu, Dera Bugti, Loralai, Qilla Saifullah, Qila Abdullah, and Musa Khel from Wednesday Night (April 24) till Saturday morning (April 27).

Rain, Thunderstorm in KP

Meanwhile, rain-windstorms and thunderstorms and snowfall over high mountains are also expected in different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Chitral, Dir, Swat, Malakand, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Haripur, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner, Waziristan, Kohat, Karak, Lakki Marwat, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, Bajaur, Mohmand, Khyber, Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Swabi, Mardan and Kurram with intermittent gaps from 25th to 29th of this month. Hailstorm is also expected at isolated places during the same period.

Similarly, the Met office forecasted rain-wind and thunderstorms with few heavy falls and snowfall over high mountains in Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir including Gilgit, Skardu, Diamir, Astore, Ghizer, Hunza, Ghanche, Shigar), Neelum valley, Muzaffarabad, Rawalakot, Poonch, Hattian, Bagh, Haveli, Sudhanoti, Kotli, Mirpur and Bhimber with occasional gaps from 26th to 29th April.

Situation in Punjab

Rain-wind/thunderstorm with few moderate and heavy falls is also expected in the federal capital and in Punjab comprising Rawalpindi, Murree, Galliyat, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mandi Bahauddin, Gujrat, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Kasur, Okara, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Khushab, Mianwali, Pakpattan, Sargodha and Sahiwal from 26th to 29th April while, in Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Bhakkar, Layyah, Multan, Kot Addu, Muzaffargarh, Rahim Yar Khan, Sadiqabad, Khanpur, Bahawalpur and Bahawalnagar is likely to receive rain with hailstorm in some parts with occasional gaps from April 26-28.

Sindh Region

The Sindh district is also likely to receive light rain, and thunderstorms in some parts including Sukkur, Jacobabad, Kashmore, Larkana, Dadu, Jamshoro Qambar Shahdad Kot and Sanghar on April 25 and April 26.

In light of the above details, NDMA advised preparedness for potential floods and landslides, especially in Upper KP, Murree, Galliyat, Kashmir, and Gilgit Baltistan. Authorities have been directed to remain vigilant and respond immediately to emergencies, with machinery and staff pre-positioned in vulnerable areas.

Meanwhile, the public has been advised to remain cautious, avoid weak structures and waterways, and stay updated on weather conditions. Farmers, livestock owners, tourists, and travellers should take protective measures for their safety and property. For ongoing updates, follow local advisories,” it said.


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