Shangla shivers as heavy snowfall blankets valley

By: News Desk      Published: 01:03 PM, 23 Mar, 2021
Shangla shivers as heavy snowfall blankets valley
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Heavy rains continued to lash the plains of Shangla Valley while heavy snowfall also covered the upper hilly areas intensifying the cold, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Tuesday. 

Pakistan Meteorological Office said that a strong westerly wave is affecting the upper and central parts of the country and may persist in the upper parts till Wednesday (morning).

On Tuesday more rain wind-thunderstorms (snow over high mountains in upper parts) were recorded in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, upper Punjab and Islamabad. 

Hailstorms were recorded at a few places, while heavy falls were also observed in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir during the period.

In Lahore, rain wind-thunderstorm lashed the city in the dead of the night.

Tuesday’s recorded lowest minimum temperatures: Kalam -03 and Malam Jabba -02.

In the past 24 Hour (Monday) rain-thunderstorms occurred in Islamabad, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, North/Central Balochistan, Kashmir, upper Sindh and Gilgit-Baltistan. While snowfall occurred in Kalam, Malamjabba and Astore.

Rainfall (mm) recorded in past 24 hours: Punjab: Toba Tek Singh 68, Murree 35, Faisalabad 33, Attock, Khanewal 30, Islamabad (Zero point 28, Saidpur, Golra 27, Bokra 26, Airport 22), Bhakkar 28, Hafizabad 27, Chakwal, Jhang, Joharabad. , Sargodha (City) 26, Noorpur Thal 25, Jhelum 24, Mangla 22, Rawalpindi (Shamsabad 23, Chaklala 20), Bahawalpur (Airport 20, City 11), Multan (Airport 18, City 17), Gujranwala, Gujarat 14 , Sialkot (Airport 12, City 08), Mandi Bahauddin 12, Sahiwal 11, Narowal 12, Layyah 09, Khanpur 07, Lahore (City 07, Airport 02), Kasur, Rahim Yar Khan 06), DG Khan 05, Bahawalnagar, Kot Addu, Okara 03.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Malam Jabba 65, Dir (Upper 51, Lower 34), Mirkhani 43, Peshawar 41, Cherat 40, Saidu Sharif 38, Parachinar 25, Takht Bai 24, Balakot 23, Bannu, Kalam 19, Chitral 18, DI Khan 11, Balochistan: Quetta (Observatory 55, Samungli 02), Barkhan 22, Sibbi 16, Zhob 14, Kalat 01mm.

Kashmir: Garhi Dupatta 45, Rawalakot 41, Muzaffarabad (Airport 32, City 24), Kotli 32.

Sindh: Jacobabad 29, Larkana, Mohen-jo-dharo 04, Dadu 03, Gilgit-Baltistan: Astor, Skardu 17, Bagrote, Bunji, Chillas 03, Gilgit-02 and Gupis 01. Snowfall: (Inch) Kalam 05 and Malam Jabba 04.

Reporter Sohail Khan