Different cities of Pakistan received the first rainfall of the winter season, which further caused the mercury to fall and turned the weather chilly on Thursday. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), a westerly weather system has entered the country. Under the influence of this weather system, moderate rainfall was recorded in Mianwali, Multan, Kohlu, Jhang, Attock, Peshawar and their adjoining areas. The Met Office has also forecast winter showers in Lahore by mid-afternoon.
Meanwhile, intermittent showers were reported from various parts of Punjab early on Thursday. This spell is expected to continue for the next two days. Balochistan rain in Balochistan, Turbat recorded the most rainfall with 34 millimetres (mm), Kalat recorded 14mm, Quetta 12mm, respectively, and Panjgur recorded 10mm of rain.
Following the rainfall in Quetta, feeders of many areas tripped, cutting off power. Moreover, residents reported low gas pressure disrupting the daily life of locals. In view of rainfall and snow, the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has imposed an emergency across Balochistan.
Heavy machinery was deployed while leaves of relevant government personnel were canceled while their duty hours were extended. Rains in KP Light showers were reported in Peshawar on Thursday morning. The Met Office said different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, including Charsadda, Swat.—APP