Severe storm risk in Pakistan (as of 23 Apr 2013)
Severe storms present significant risks in Pakistan due to large areas that are exposed to them and the extensive damage that they can inflict due to associated flash flooding, lightning strikes and occasionally tornadoes. According to Maplecroft’s Severe Storm Index 2013, Pakistan is considered a ‘high risk’ country with a score of 3.20/10. As illustrated in the map, the extent of areas with greater exposure to severe storms generally increases from north to south, and east to west. The most significant risk hotspot is to the north of the country, extending across northern Punjab as well as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas.