Afghanistan: Heavy rainfall, floods forecast in four provinces

KABUL — The Taliban-run Department of Meteorology on Monday issued a warning of heavy rainfall and potentially fatal floods in four of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces.

In a statement released by the department, the provinces at risk were identified as Badakhshan, Panjshir, Takhar, and Baghlan.

This comes amid an already dire situation in these regions, which have recently experienced severe flooding that left thousands homeless and resulted in dozens of fatalities.

According to the department, rainfall in the affected areas is expected to range between 15 and 25 millimeters.

The statement also forecasts high winds with speeds between 30 and 75 kilometers per hour.

Afghanistan is considered one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change, facing frequent and severe weather events that exacerbate the already challenging living conditions for many of its citizens.