The Meteorological Department has issued a forecast indicating the arrival of a fresh spell of rain, expected to penetrate Pakistan through Balochistan. Chief Meteorologist Sardar Sarfaraz revealed that this upcoming series of rain is projected to commence from April 25, with its initial impact anticipated in Balochistan.

Sardar Sarfaraz emphasized that the current weather system does not indicate any likelihood of rain in Karachi. He affirmed that the previous rain system has moved away from Karachi, indicating a subsequent rise in temperature within the city.

The Meteorological Department further elaborated that between April 25 and 29, there is a potential for rain and hailstorms in certain areas of Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), and Kashmir.

In response to the forecast, a spokesperson for the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has urged Provincial Disaster Management Authorities (PDMAs) and other relevant organizations to remain vigilant and prepared to address any emergency situations that may arise.

The spokesperson also advised farmers to plan their wheat harvesting activities according to the weather conditions, cautioning against traveling on bicycles, motorcycles, or open vehicles during lightning storms. Additionally, individuals are advised to steer clear of tall structures, trees, poles, and mobile towers during adverse weather conditions.

NDMA has alerted that intermittent rains are expected to persist across the country until April 22. There is a potential flood risk in areas such as Sherkich, Kalat, and Khuzdar in Balochistan, while in KP, flood alerts are issued for Dir, Malakand, Swabi, and Kohistan until April 21.

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