Federal capital receives light rain

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Light rain lashed the federal capital, like other parts of the country, on Friday night as a result of westerly wave affecting the upper parts of the country as per the forecast of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).

The rain started as drizzle around 7:00 pm and turned into light intensity rain turning the weather cold due the falling temperatures.

Earlier in its advisory, the PMD has forecast rain-wind with snowfall over the hills in upper parts of the country from January 20-25 with occasional gaps.

The PMD has warned of heavy snowfall which may disrupt and cause closure of roads in Murree, Galiyat, Naran, Kaghan, Dir, Swat, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Shangla, Astore, Hunza, Skardu, Neelum valley, Bagh, Poonch and Haveli during the forecast period. Landslides in Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir and Gilgit Bal-tistan may also occur during the forecast period.

Tourists are advised to remain extra cautious during the spell. Rain will be beneficial for the standing crops particularly in parts of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.Temperatures are likely to fall significantly after the spell.

All concerned authorities have been advised to remain alert to avoid any untoward situation during theAccording to the daily forecast, the westerly wave is likely to continue over upper parts during the next few days.APP