Pakistan is bracing for an extended period of precipitation, including rain and snow, from January 31 to February 4, as influenced by a weather system known as a westerly wave. The Meteorological Office has issued a warning about the heightened risk of flash floods in Balochistan on February 2 and 3 due to potentially heavy rainfall during this period.
Specifically, Balochistan is expected to witness rain, including heavy falls, and snow in its hilly regions on February 2 and 3. In Punjab and Islamabad, the forecast includes moderate to heavy rain and snow, particularly in areas like Murree and Galliyat, with intermittent breaks from January 31 to February 4.
Several regions, including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, and Lahore, are likely to experience light to moderate rain during this period. In Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir, various areas are anticipated to encounter moderate to heavy rain and snowfall over the hills from January 31 to February 4, with occasional interruptions in precipitation.
In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, different locales are expected to receive moderate to heavy rain and snowfall over the hills during the mentioned period, with intermittent breaks.
The Meteorological Office emphasizes the need for caution, especially in Balochistan, where the combination of heavy rain on February 2 and 3 raises the potential for flash floods. Residents and authorities are advised to stay vigilant and take necessary precautions in response to the weather warnings.