Afghanistan: Heavy rains, floods predicted in nine provinces


KABUL — The Taliban-run Meteorological Department has issued a warning for the possibility of heavy rainfall and flooding in nine of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces on Monday.

In a statement, the department predicted rain and floods in the provinces of Badakhshan, Nuristan, Kunar, Laghman, Nangarhar, Logar, Paktia, Khost, and Paktika. Rainfall is expected to range between 15 to 25 millimeters, with wind speeds estimated to reach between 50 to 75 kilometers per hour.

Afghanistan is particularly vulnerable to climate change, according to the United Nations. In May, hundreds of Afghan citizens lost their lives due to natural disasters, including floods caused by heavy rains.

The Meteorological Department urged residents in the affected areas to take precautions and remain alert to the potential dangers posed by the severe weather.