Light rain likely in GB, Kashmir, upper KP

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A westerly wave affecting upper parts of the country will produce light rain in Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir and upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the next 24 hours. “Light rain with light snowfall over the hills is expected in Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir and upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa”, the Met office stated. According to the synoptic situation, a shallow westerly wave is affecting upper parts of the country.

The partly cloudy or cloudy weather is likely in most parts of the country during the period. Foggy conditions are likely over plain areas of Punjab during night and morning hours. During the last 24 hours, cold and dry weather prevailed over most parts of the country, while very cold in Gilgit-Baltistan and north Balochistan during night and morning hours. Foggy conditions occurred in a few plain areas of Punjab.

The lowest minimum temperatures recorded during the period were Leh -07C, Skardu -06, Gupis -04, Kalat and Ziarat -03C. The Regional Meteorological Center Peshawar on Thursday predicted that mainly partly cloudy, dry and cold weather is expected in most districts of the province during the next 24 hours.

It said that light rain with light snowfall over mountains is likely to occur over isolated places in Chitral, Upper Dir, Upper Swat, Shangla and Kohistan districts. Besides, shallow fog in isolated pockets is likely to occur over Swabi, Mardan, Nowshera, Charsadda, Peshawar and Dera Ismail Khan districts, as well as Peshawar to Swabi motorway during late night and morning hours. During the last 24 hours, cold and dry weather occurred in the province, while very cold in hilly areas.—INP