Twenty-four provinces of Afghanistan are predicted to experience thunderstorms, heavy rain, wind gusts, and flash floods, according to a warning issued by the Afghanistan Meteorological Department (AMD).

The Taliban-run AMD, in a warning issued on Thursday, August 18, that 24 central, northeastern, eastern, and southeastern provinces of Afghanistan are forecasted with the possibility of hazardous and catastrophic weather conditions.

The provinces that are mentioned in the AMD warning are Badakhshan, Kapisa, Uruzgan, Takhar, Baghlan, Bamyan, Helmand, Samangan, Logar, Ghazni, Nooristan, Kunar, Laghman, Kabul, Nangarhar, Maidan Wardak, Ghor, Daikundi, Panjshir, Zabul, Paktika, Parwan, Paktia, and Khost.

The AMD has issued a warning that is in effect from August 19 to 20 for 24 of the aforementioned provinces, where rainfall levels are expected to range between 10 and 70 millimeters, and wind to blow at a speed of 20-60 kilometers per hour.

The warning comes as flash floods in several provinces of Afghanistan, including Panjshir, Logar, Laghman, and Kunar have killed many people, destroyed residential structures, and displaced myriad people.

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  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).