Rain clears up fog, brings more chill to many Pakistan cities

Murree receives season’s first snowfall

By: News Desk      Published: 11:25 AM, 5 Jan, 2021
Rain clears up fog, brings more chill to many Pakistan cities

Intermittent light rain continued in many cities of the country including in Punjab on Tuesday intensifying the cold wave that has buffeted Pakistan for so many days now and clearing up the fog, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Rain-thunderstorms hit a number of cities Monday evening and the spell continued on Tuesday. Murree hill station received the season’s first snowfall which was heavy bring down the temperature to minus one-degree centigrade.

The rain was reported from several cities of the northern Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Northern Areas on Tuesday.

Thundering clouds and a medium rainfall also cleared up fog after a strong westerly wave hit the upper parts of the country, the Pakistan Met Department (PMD) also forecast that the wave was likely to persist in the upper parts of the country until Tuesday evening.

The Pakistan Met Department (PMD) said a cold wave in Karachi is expected to last a few more days.

Later Tuesday rain-thunderstorms (with snowfall over hills and few hailstorms) are expected in Islamabad, upper/central Punjab, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir. 

Isolated heavy falls are likely to occur in northeastern Punjab, Potohar region and Kashmir. Snowfall is also expected in Murree and Galiyat and cold and dry weather is expected elsewhere in the country.

Rainfall (mm): Punjab: Faisalabad 48, Hafizabad 46, Gujrat 38, Mangla 31, Jhelum 30, Murree 26, Mandi Bahauddin 24, Gujranwala 18, Lahore (A/P 17, City 03), Sialkot (City 15, A/P 07), Islamabad (Golra12, Bokra, Saidpur 08, A/P 07, Z/P 06), Chakwal 11, T.T Singh 06, Attock 05, Narowal, Rawalpindi (Chaklala), Kasur03, Jhang 02, Joharabad, Sahiwal 01, Kashmir: Kotli 33, Garhi Dupatta 13, Muzaffarabad 10, Rawalakot 09, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Kakul 20, Malam Jabba 15, Saidu Sharif 06, Dir (upper 05, lower 02), Balakot 05, Takht bai 03, Cherat 02 and Bannu 01.

Snowfall (Inches): Malam Jabba 05, Astore, Kalam and Skardu Trace.

Tuesday’s Lowest Minimum Temperature (°C): Gupis -11, Leh -10, Skardu, Quetta, Kalat, Astore -07, Bagrote, Kalam, Parachinar -06 and Dalbandin -05.

In Faisalabad, after a rain low lying area inundated and 120 feeders tripped. While, showers reported in Gujranwala, Narowal, Phalia, Khanewal, Pakpattan, Chiniot, Jhang.

In twin cities, Islamabad Capital Territory and Rawalpindi, the rain has continued since last night turning the weather chilly and pleasant. The TV channel reported Murree, Galyat, other mountainous areas received snowfall.