Due to a powerful weather system entering the upper and central areas of the region, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast heavy rainfall across the country starting Monday.
The weather system is expected to last through Wednesday night, according to PMD. The National Disaster Management Authority issued a similar warning, stating that it had urged officials to implement rain-emergency plans in order to avoid any unpleasant occurrences during the rains.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, comprising Chitral, Dir, Swat, Buner, Shangla, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Swabi, Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan, Charsadda, Bajaur, Mohmand, Khyber, Kurram, Kohat, Lakki Marwat, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, and Waziristan.
From Monday night to Wednesday morning, Punjab, encompassing Rawalpindi, Murree, Galyat, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mianwali, Sargodha, Khushab, Bhakkar, Layyah, Dera Ghazi Khan, Hafizabad, Faisalabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Sheikhupura, Okara,
Similarly, widespread rain-windstorms with isolated hailstorms are expected in Kashmir’s Bhimber, Kotli, Mirpur, Poonch, Bagh, Haveli, Hattian, Muzaffarabad, and Neelum Valley; Gilgit Baltistan’s Astore, Ghizer, Gilgit, Diamir, Hunza, and Skardu; and northeast Balochistan’s Zhob, Sherani, Musa Khel, and Kohlu.
Heavy rains might cause landslides in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Galiyat, Kashmir, and Gilgit Baltistan, according to the Met Office.
The Met Office warned that heavy rains might cause flash flooding in small nullahs or rivers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, and Northeast Balochistan.