Snow and Rain Expected in Pakistan Till Friday

The recent spell of rain and snowfall, which started on Wednesday, is expected to last till Friday as per the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).

Snow and rain in the upper parts of the country are attributed to a westerly wave which may persist till Friday, told the Met Office through its official website.

The lowest minimum temperature is expected to be -07°C in Bagrote. Kalam and Kalat will witness below freezing point temperature of -06°C, whereas -04°C is expected in Gupis, Malamjabba, Parachinar and Skardu.

In the last 24 hours, the Kashmir region witnessed the highest amount of rainfall with 39 mm, 32 mm and 26 mm recorded in Garidupatta, Muzaffarabad and Rawalakot respectively. The highest amount of rainfall in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was in Kakul with 28 mm, Punjab’s Gujrat received 24 mm, Chillas in Gilgit-Baltistan recorded 12 mm and Kalat, Balochistan got 5 mm rainfall in the past 24 hours.

Precipitation Forecast for 7, 8 February

Rain thunderstorm is expected at scattered places in Hazara, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Lahore, Faisalabad, Sahiwal divisions, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Kashmir, and at isolated places in Bahawalpur and Malakand divisions on Thursday, according to the daily weather update by Met Office.

Snowfall over hills is also expected in Malakand division (Swat, Chitral, Kalam, Malamjabba & upper Dir), Hazara division, Murree, Galliyat, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan during the period.

Parts of Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Islamabad, Rawalpindi division and Hazara are expected to witness rain thunderstorms at isolated places whereas cold and dry weather is expected in the rest of the country on Friday.

Images and figures via PMD

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