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Islamabad to face ‘strongest winds in seven years’

April 16 , 2019

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Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Hamza Shafqaat has warned people to take precautions as “a severe weather system is entering Pakistan after midnight today.”

He tweeted the weather update Tuesday evening, saying that the strongest winds in seven years with heavy rain and hail are expected for 48 hours.

“Please take all precautions. Cover your cars and avoid unusual exposure,” he wrote. He said the ICT administration would remain vigilant.

The Met office on Friday forecast a widespread dust-thunderstorm with rains across the country from Saturday until Wednesday, asking the concerned authorities to remain alert to meet climatic incidents.

The new weather is expected to unleash scattered dust-thunderstorm with rain in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northeast Balochistan, upper Punjab, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.

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