Chill settles in as heavy snowfall caps AJK mountaintops
Pakistan Army, Azad Kashmir transport machinery striving to clear the roads
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There was a sharp drop in mercury as various areas of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) continued to receive snowfall on the mountains especially in Neelum and Leepa Valleys, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Thursday.
Last night Muzaffarabad, high-altitude areas including Neelum, Taobat, Hilmat, Nikar, Shonthar, Graise and Sargan received heavy snowfall turning the mountaintops completely white.
A large number of visitors and tourists have thronged the Jhelum Valley of AJK to spend time in the picturesque and scenic valley amid freezing temperatures.
The snow-capped hilltops in Reshia and Daokhan presented perfect views for winter photography.
AJK Transport Department officials with assistance from Pakistan Army personnel were working to clear the Neelum and Leepa-Reshian Road so vehicles can travel easily.
Continental air is prevailing over most parts of the country. A shallow westerly wave is also present over western parts of Balochistan.
Weather office predicted partly cloudy and very cold weather is expected in most parts of the country. However, cloudy weather with chances of light rain/snow in Balochistan.
Frost is likely to occur at few places in Potohar region during morning hours.
Dense fog is likely to prevail in upper Sindh, plain areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab during morning/night.
Thursday’s Lowest Minimum Temperature (°C): Kalam -12, Skardu -11, Astore -09, Gupis, Gilgit, Hunza -08, Kalat -07, Quetta, Bagrote -06, Dir, Pulwama, Baramulla -05, Rawalakot, Parachinar, Anantnag, Srinagar, Shupiyan -04, Drosh, Malamjabba, Zhob -03, Bunji, Chitral, Mirkhani -02, Murree, Kakul, Balakot, Garidupatta -01.