Islamabad: The new system of westerly winds is expected to bring heavy rains and hailstorms to upper and central parts of Pakistan on March 28, according to the Meteorological Department.
Additionally, rain and thunderstorms are expected to occur in most parts of Balochistan, southern Punjab, and Sindh on March 29 and 30.
On the same days, heavy to moderate rain and hailstorms are also expected to affect several parts of Sindh, including Karachi, Sukkur, Larkana, Jacobabad, Shaheed Benazirabad, Mirpurkhas, and Hyderabad.
The MET office has also predicted rain and hailstorms in Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Swabi, Bajaur, Kurram, Waziristan, and Kohat.
More rain-wind/thunderstorm with occasional gaps predicted from 28th to 31st March)
westerly wave is likely to enter western parts of the country from 28th, likely to grip upper & central parts on 29th March and likely to persist upper parts of the country till 31st March. pic.twitter.com/Kbcz4Exser
— Pak Met Department محکمہ موسمیات (@pmdgov) March 27, 2023
Meanwhile, Islamabad and the Potohar region are also likely to be affected by heavy rain and hailstorms. The Meteorological Department warns that strong winds and hailstorms may cause damage to crops, while heavy rains could lead to flooding in rivers.
There is also a possibility of landslides occurring in KP, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Galiyat.