Rain with snowfall over hills expected



Cloudy weather with rain-wind, thunderstorm, hailstorm snowfall over the hills is expected in north Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, upper and central Punjab. Moderate to isolated heavy snow with rain is expected in Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Murree and Galliyat. Temperature of some major cities recorded.

Islamabad and Peshawar ten degree centigrade, Lahore and Quetta twelve, Karachi twenty, Gilgit six, Murree one and Muzaffarabad eight degree centigrade. According to Met Office forecast for Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, cloudy weather with chances of rain- thunderstorm and snow is expected in Srinagar, Jammu, Pulwama, Anantnag, Shopian and Baramula, cloudy with chances of rain and snow in Leh. Temperatures recorded. Srinagar two degree centigrade, Jammu ten, Leh minus eight Pulwama, Anantnag and Baramula one and Shopian zero degree centigrade.

The Provincial Meteorological Center on Thursday predicted rain, wind, and thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa(KP). In KP moderate to isolated heavy rainfall / snowfall is expected in Chitral, Lower & Upper Dir, Bajaur, Malakand, Swat, Buner, Shangla, Kohistan, Battagram, Torghar, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Kurram and Khyber districts. It said that rain-wind and thunderstorm (with isolated hailstorm) is also expected in Swabi, Mardan, Nowshera, Peshawar, Charsadda, Mohmand, Orakzai, Hangu, Karak, Kohat, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Tank, Dera Ismail Khan, North & South Waziristan districts.

The rain may subside in the afternoon. In a possible impact, moderate to heavy snowfall may disrupt.—INP