Freezing cold as many cities receive rain, snow

By: News Desk      Published: 03:00 PM, 27 Dec, 2020
Freezing cold as many cities receive rain, snow

Light rain and snow in many cities on Sunday brought down the mercury as a cold wave gripped the whole of Pakistan, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Cold weather prevailed over most parts of the country including north Balochistan, Northern Areas, Kashmir and upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. 

In Lahore, rain disturbed routine life by causing inundation on portions of roads, roadsides, traffic jams and frequent power shutdowns. Excessive usage of heaters has also intensified in the harsh weather. 

Scattered showers have increased chill in weather by causing a considerable decrease in temperature in Lahore. 

Rain (mm) recorded in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Parachinar 06, Peshawar 04, Dir 02 and Mirkhani 01. Khyber District received its first snowfall of the winter season that has turned the weather cold dropping the temperature to minus 8 degrees Celsius, the TV channel reported.

Pakistan Met Department predicted that on Monday cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country. However, rain/snowfall is expected in upper Punjab, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir and its adjoining hilly areas. Dense fog is likely to prevails in central/southern of Punjab and upper Sindh.

A westerly wave is present over upper parts of the country and may persist in upper parts till Monday. 

Sunday’s Lowest Minimum Temperature’s (°C): Leh -14°C, Gupis -08°C, Skardu, Kalat -07°C, Srinagar, Pulwama, Parachinar -06°C, Anantnag, Astore, Quetta -05°C, Kalam and Gilgit -04°C.