Islamabad/Rawalpindi – In a surprising turn of events, Islamabad and Rawalpindi found themselves in the grip of an intense winter storm, defying earlier predictions. Reports from the region indicate that severe weather conditions, including torrential downpours and a hailstorm, have disrupted normal life in the twin cities.
Weather enthusiasts had been forewarned about the likelihood of a harsh winter season and the impact of strong western systems hitting the country. The accuracy of these predictions is now evident as residents grapple with the unexpected severity of the storm.
Images circulating on social media depict the magnitude of the weather chaos, with flooded streets and structures battered by hail.
Authorities are urging residents to exercise caution, stay indoors, and avoid unnecessary travel as slippery roads and reduced visibility pose significant risks. The unpredictable nature of the current weather patterns emphasizes the need for enhanced preparedness throughout the winter season.
Earlier the Pakistan Meteorological Department cautioned, Rain, wind, thunderstorms, and snowfall were expected in several regions of Pakistan.
Over the next twelve hours, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, Islamabad, and upper/central Punjab are likely to experience these weather conditions. Additionally, isolated hailstorms may occur during this period.