Met Office forecasts rain, thunderstorms in Karachi


rain in Karachi

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Meteorological Department has brought a glimmer of hope for Karachi residents as it has predicted rainfall coupled with thunderstorm and lightning on February 3 and February 4.

The Met Office said that a new western wave is expected to enter Balochistan today (February 1), leading to a chance of drizzle in Karachi on the night of February 2.

It has forecast potential rain accompanied by thunder and lightning in Karachi on February 3 and 4, potentially intensifying the cold.

Additionally, the Met Office has also forecast rain in the interior cities of Sindh, including Jamshoro, Dadu, Larkana and other areas from February 2 to February 3.

Heavy rainfall may trigger flash floods in Balochistan

The Meteorological Office has issued a warning of potential flash floods in Balochistan due to heavy rainfall anticipated on the 2nd and 3rd of February. This weather event is attributed to a westerly wave affecting the country, expected to persist until the 4th of February. The impact of this weather system is detailed as follows:

Balochistan

The Met Office has anticipated rain with isolated heavy falls, accompanied by snowfall over the hills, in various regions including Nokkundi, Dalbandin, Chagi, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Awaran, Turbat, Kech, Gwadar, Jiwani, Pasni, Ormara, Panjgur, Kharan, Noushki, Washuk, Mastung, Sibbi, Naseerabad, Zhob, Sherani, Barkhan, Musakhel, Kohlu, Jhal Magsi, Loralai, Ziarat, Quetta, Chaman, Pishin, Qila Abdullah, and Qila Saifullah on the 2nd and 3rd of February.

Gilgit-Baltistan/Kashmir

The Met Office has forecast moderate to heavy rain and snowfall over the hills in Gilgit-Baltistan (Diamir, Astore, Ghizer, Skardu, Hunza, Gilgit, Ghanche, Shigar) and Kashmir (Neelum valley, Muzaffarabad, Poonch, Hattian, Bagh, Haveli, Sudhanoti, Kotli, Bhimber, Mirpur) from the 31st of January to the 4th of February, with occasional gaps.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Moderate to heavy rain and snowfall over the hills are anticipated in Chitral, Dir, Swat, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Haripur, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner, Karak, Khyber, Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Swabi, Buner, Bajaur, Kurram, Waziristan, Kohat, Bannu, and Dera Ismail Khan from the 31st of January to the 4th of February, with occasional gaps.

Punjab/Islamabad

Rain, with moderate to heavy rain and snow, is expected in Murree and Galliyat from the 31st of January to the 1st of February and on the 3rd and 4th of February, with occasional gaps. Light to moderate rain is expected in Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Pothohar region, Mandi Bahauddin, Mianwali, Khushab, Sargodha, Gujrat, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Faisalabad, Jhang, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Kasur, Sahiwal, and Okara from the 31st of January to the 1st of February and on the 3rd and 4th of February.

Meanwhile, in Multan, Bhakkar, Layyah, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Dera Ghazi Khan, and Rahimyar Khan, expect these conditions on the 2nd and 3rd of February.

Sindh

Light to moderate rain is anticipated in Sukkur, Larkana, Dadu, Mirpurkhas, Karachi, Shaheed Benazirabad, Jacobabad, and Kashmore on the 2nd and 3rd of February, while other parts of the province can expect cold and partly cloudy weather.

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