Nationwide rain, wind, and thunderstorms are predicted for March 27–31. PMD

From March 27 to March 31, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted rain and wind/thunderstorms in certain areas of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Balochistan, Kashmir, and Gilgit Baltistan.

The rain is expected to be caused by a westerly wave that is expected to hit the country’s western regions on March 27 and move into the upper and central regions on March 28 and remain there until March 31.

Rainstorms and thunderstorms with snowfall over the mountains are predicted in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, namely in the following areas: Dir, Swat, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Haripur, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner, Waziristan, Kohat, Lakki Marwat, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, Bajaur, and Chitral.

From March 27 to March 31, Malakand, Mohmand, Karak, Khyber, Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Swabi, Mardan, and Kurram, with sporadic breaks. On March 29 and 30, there may also be sporadic periods of severe precipitation and hail.

In Kashmir, rain-wind/thunderstorm is likely in Neelum Valley, Muzaffarabad, Rawalakot, Poonch, Hattian, Bagh, Haveli, Sudhanoti, Kotli, Bhimber, and Mirpur, with sporadic gaps from March 27 to April 1. In Gilgit-Baltistan, rain-wind/thunderstorms with snowfall over the hills are expected in Gilgit-Baltistan, including Diamir, Astore, Ghizer, Skardu, Hunza, Gilgit, Ghanche, and Shigar. On March 29 and 30, there may potentially be isolated instances of severe precipitation and hailstorms.

Murree, Galliyat, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mandi Bahauddin, Gujrat, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Kasur, Okara, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, and other parts of Punjab and Islamabad are predicted to experience rain, wind, or thunderstorms.

Khushab, Sargodha, and Mianwali, at sporadic intervals from the evening /night of March 27 to March 31.

Along with Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Bhakkar, Layyah, Multan, Pakpattan, Sahiwal, Kot Addu, Muzaffargarh, Rahim Yar Khan, Sadiqabad, Khanpur, Bahawalpur, and Bahawalnagar, there may be sporadic rain, wind, or thunderstorms from March 28 to 30.

During the predicted period, an isolated windstorm or hailstorm is also anticipated in the province. In Balochistan, from March 27 to 28, rain, wind, and thunderstorms are predicted in Zhob, Sherani, Barkhan, Musakhel, Kohlu, Sibbi, Jhal Magsi, Loralai, Ziarat, Quetta, Chaman, Pishin, Qila Abdullah, Qila Saifullah, Kalat, and Khuzdar.

In the province’s southern regions, dry weather and winds that raise dust are anticipated. On March 28 and 29, a rain-wind/thunderstorm is predicted in Sindh for Sukkur, Jacobabad, Kashmore, Larkana, and Dadu. In the province’s southern regions, dry weather and winds that raise dust are anticipated.

Regarding the potential effects, March 29–30 may be a vulnerable time for landslides in Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Murree, Galiyat, Kashmir, and Gilgit-Baltistan due to moderate to heavy rainfall.

Lightning, wind, and hailstorms can harm solar panels, cars, power poles, and other unsecured constructions in addition to standing crops. It is advisable for farmers and tourists to exercise caution during the rainy season. During the rainy spell, the temperatures are probably going to dip.

It is recommended that the relevant authorities stay vigilant and take appropriate action to prevent any unfortunate incident throughout the projected period.

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