Manan Mandokhail: 

QUETTA: The Balochistan Meteorological Center has raised alarms over an impending deluge set to persist in the region until April 27. Projections suggest a significant surge in local river levels, particularly impacting Nushki, Chagai, Kharan, Turbat, Kech, Gwadar, Awaran, Ziarat, Pishin, Harnai, Zhob, Barkhan, and Nasirabad, raising fears of flash floods.

Authorities are on high alert, bracing for the imminent weather onslaught. Residents are urged to exercise utmost caution and undertake necessary safety measures. The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has declared a state of emergency across the province to confront the looming threat of flash floods.

Quetta, Noshki, Pishin To Receive Heavy Rainfall

Anticipated weather conditions spell trouble for numerous districts, including Quetta, Nushki, Pishin, Harnai, Zhob, Barkhan, Gwadar, Kech, Turbat, Awaran, Chagai, Kharan, Kalat, Mastung, Jhal Magsi, Nasirabad, Sabi, Kohlu, Dera Bugti, Loralai, Qila Saifullah, Qila Abdullah, Ziarat, Shirani, and Musa Khel, with forecasts pointing to gusty winds and thunderstorms. Furthermore, heavy downpours are expected in the northern regions.

Saturday’s outlook remains grim, with wind and thunderstorms looming over various parts of the province, encompassing Quetta, Nushki, Pishin, Harnai, Zhob, Barkhan, Kalat, Mastung, Jhal Magsi, Nasirabad, Sibi, Kohlu, Dera Bugti, Loralai, Qila Saifullah, Qila Abdullah, Ziarat, Shirani, and Musa Khel. The possibility of showers and thunderstorms heightens concerns of potential flooding and associated risks.

15 MM Rain Recorded In Panjgur

Over the past 24 hours, cloudy conditions have persisted across much of Balochistan. Rainfall measurements indicate significant precipitation, with 15 millimeters recorded in Panjgur, 5 millimeters in Khuzdar, 4 millimeters each in Dalbandin and Zhob, and 3 millimeters in Quetta’s Samungali area, Kalat, and Barkhan respectively.

Residents are urged to stay vigilant, keeping abreast of weather updates, and adhering to official directives to safeguard themselves and their communities amidst the heightened weather activity.

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