Cold, dry spell to continue


Mainly cold and dry weather is likely to prevail in most parts of the country during the next twelve hours. However, rain and thunderstorm with light snowfall over the hills is expected at a few places in Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore divisions, Islamabad upper FATA, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
Foggy conditions are likely to prevail at a few places in southern and central parts of Punjab during morning hours. Temperature of some major cities recorded on Saturday morning: Islamabad eight degree centigrade, Lahore thirteen, Karachi sixteen, Peshawar ten, Quetta zero, Gilgit three, Murree two and Muzaffarabad nine degree centigrade. “In December more foggy conditions will persist as there will be 100 percent moisture in which smoggy conditions cannot prevail or become not very dangerous,” he said.
The rain is not expected till 24th November, 2017, Ajmal said. Dr Hamza Jamshed advised the citizens to avoid the dry weather in which chances of flu are higher and people may catch cold if careless attitude is adopted. While National Agromet Centre in their last advisory report stated that farmers are advised to schedule the irrigation plans in accordance with the expected weather , mentioned in the report.—APP

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