Light rain likely in upper KP, GB


Light rain is likely in Upper Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit- Baltistan while dry weather to continue elsewhere in the country during next 24 hours. Continental air is prevailing over most parts of the country, Met office reported.

In last 24 hours weather remained cold and dry in most parts of the country.

Lowest temperatures recorded on Monday were Leh -09 °C, Astore -05 °C, Kalat, Gupis -03 °C, Dir, Skardu and Bagrote -01 °C. Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) forecast above normal rainfall in March with two to three rain spells likely during the month.

The first rain spell is expected to start from March 7 and the second from March 14 to 15, said Spokesman Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Dr Khalid Malik here on Monday.

Talking to APP, he said weather pattern had changed due to fluctuations in the temperature at sea level and rising global temperature. He said prolonged dry spell during the current winter season produced harmful effects on human health as well as agriculture sector.—APP

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