PMD Predicts Heavy Rains Across Balochistan

PMD Predicts Heavy Rains Across Balochistan

Islamabad, April 12, 2024 – The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has sounded the alarm, forecasting heavy rainfall across multiple regions of Balochistan, signaling potential risks of flooding and thunderstorms.

With Quetta already experiencing a modest 1 mm of precipitation, the PMD anticipates a significant weather system looming over the province.

A spokesperson from the PMD highlighted the impending weather conditions, warning residents of various areas within Balochistan to brace themselves for showers. Beyond Quetta, localities such as Pishin, Muslim Bagh, and Ziarat are expected to witness rainfall, with more substantial downpours anticipated in Zhob, Sherani, Barkhan, Musa Khel, Kohlu, Sibi, and Jhal Magsi. Additionally, thunderstorms accompanied by heavy showers are forecasted in Chaman, Qila Abdullah, Qila Saifullah, Loralai, and Kalat.

In light of these forecasts, residents are strongly urged to take precautionary measures to safeguard their safety and property. With the looming threat of thunderstorms and heavy rainfall, individuals are advised to remain indoors whenever possible, refraining from unnecessary outdoor activities or travel.

Further areas expected to be affected include Turbat, Harnai, Nasirabad, Jaffarabad, Chagi, Panjgur, Gwadar, and Kech. Authorities stress the importance of staying informed about weather updates and heeding any warnings or advisories issued by the PMD or local authorities.

Given the unpredictable nature of weather patterns, citizens are reminded to remain vigilant and prepared during this period of anticipated precipitation. Proactive measures such as securing loose outdoor objects, ensuring proper drainage systems, and staying connected to reliable sources of information can help mitigate the impact of heavy rains and potential flooding.

The PMD continues to closely monitor the evolving situation and pledges to provide timely updates and advisories as necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of residents in Balochistan. It is strongly recommended for individuals to stay tuned to official channels for the latest weather forecasts and alerts, and to adhere to guidelines provided by authorities to stay safe during adverse weather conditions.