Rain, snowfall increase chill in country

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Intermittent rains in many parts of the country including Islamabad and Rawalpindi, and snowfall on the hills has increased the intensity of cold.

The intermittent rains continued lashing most parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where Parachinar in Kurrum and Dir Upper districts received maximum 20 millimeters and 19mm rainfall while Malam Jabba Velley in Swat received 9 inch snowfall during last 24 hours.

According to Met Office, Lower Dir has received 14mm rains, Malamjabba in Swat 18mm, Kalam 13mm, Peshawar, Cherat in Nowshera, Takhtbai in Mardan 11mm, Saidu Sharif in Swat, Pattan in Kohistan Lower 10mm, Drosh in Chitral, Balakot in Mansehra 8mm, Chitral 5, Kakul 3 and Bannu 2mm as a result of strong westerly wave affecting most parts of the country and may persist till Friday.

The Met office has predicted widespread intermittent rain and snowfall over the hills in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during next 24 hours.—APP

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