Drizzle adds to Lahore chill as Balochistan braces for heavy rain
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Scattered light rain was reported in Lahore and Jhelum as a westerly wave is affecting northwestern Balochistan and likely to also grip upper parts of the country on Wednesday with snowfall on hilltops, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
National Highways and Motorway Authorities (NH&MA) closed the motorway from Faizpur to Darkhana, Thokar Niaz Baig to Balkasar, M-4 Khanewal to Faisalabad, M-5 Sher Shah to Zahir Pir and also M-11 due to dense fog.
The weather office predicted snowfall in Dir, Chitral and Waziristan and Gallyat and surrounding hilltops.
Rain/snow is expected in northwestern Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, upper Punjab, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir. Dense Fog is likely to prevail in plain areas of Punjab and upper Sindh.
Past 24 Hour Weather
Cold and dry weather prevailed over most parts of the country, while very cold in hilly areas. However, rain/snow occurred in Gilgit Baltistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.
Rainfall (mm) in last 24 hours: Gilgit Baltistan: Bagrote 09, Skardu 06, Gilgit 05, Gupis, Bunji, Babusar 02, Balochistan: Quetta 08, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Parachinar, Pattan 04, Saidu Sharif, Dir, Malam Jabba 02, Kalam, Balakot, Chitral 01.
Snowfall (Inches) in the last 24 hours: Skardu 05, Bagrote 04, Astore 03, Malam Jabba, Gupis 02 and Hunza 01.
Wednesday’s lowest minimum temperature’s (°C): Hunza, Kalam -05, Malam Jabba, Astore, Skardu -04, Pulwama, Shopian, Baramulla, Parachinar -03, Mirkhani and Ziarat -01.
Reporter Amir Kiyani