Mercury drops after many cities receive first winter showers
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Different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, Potohar region and other parts of upper Punjab received first rainfall of this winter season last night (Wednesday) that considerably brought down the temperatures in these areas, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Thursday.
Some of these areas also received hails.
Chillness increased in the air following heavy rain, accompanied by strong winds, in Islamabad and its outskirts while the weather department, on the other hand, forecast more rain, with hails at places, for the federal capital during the next 24 hours, especially in the morning.
The Met Office said that more rains and hailstorms were expected in different parts of KP, GB, Kashmir and upper Punjab during the next 24 hours.
It predicted rain, strong winds, hailstorms and snow at higher elevations in Chitral, Dir, Swat, Abbottabad, Balakot, Mansehra, Kohistan, Malakand, Buner, Darosh, Mirkhani, Mardan, Haripur, Bajaur, Mohmand, Kurram, Kohat, Khyber, Peshawar, Charsadda and Nowshera in upper and central KP, and dry weather for Bannu, Dera Ismael Khan, North and South Waziristan, which are located in the south of the province.
The weather department forecast thundershowers and gusty winds for Rawalpindi, Murree, Galyat, Jhelum, Attock, Chakwal, Gujrat, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Faisalabad, Khushab, Sargodha and Mianwali in upper and central Punjab in the morning.
The department said parts of these areas also expected to receive hails.
However, it predicted dry weather for southern parts of the province during the next 24 hours.
Similarly, the weather will remain dry in most parts of Sindh and Balochistan, the Met Office forecast.
However, it said, gales were likely in Dalbandin, Nokandi in Balochistan.
Reporters: Rozeena Ali, Maida Waheed, Yasir Arafat, Amir Kiani and Fatima