First win­ter rain likely by De­cem­ber

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IS­LAM­ABAD—In­signif­i­cant rain is likely across the coun­try till the month of De­cem­ber and the weather would re­main dry, ac­cord­ing to Pak­istan Me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal De­part­ment (PMD). “No sig­nif­i­cant rain is likely across the coun­try and the month of Novem­ber will be rain­less mostly.

First sig­nif­i­cant rain of Win­ter sea­son would oc­cur dur­ing the month of De­cem­ber af­ter which for­mally Win­ter sea­son would set in”, As­sis­tant Me­te­o­rol­o­gist, Ruqiya Mehmood said.

Talk­ing to APP, she said light rain is likely on Thurs­day in Malakand and Gil­git Baltistan while rain-thun­der­storm is ex­pected at scat­tered places of Malakand, Hazara, Rawalpindi, Gil­git Baltistan and Kash­mir on Fri­day.

“These rains would not bring sig­nif­i­cant change in the weather and we can­not term these rains as Win­ter’s first spell”, she said. She said, “Win­ter sea­son would for­mally start late this year and the rea­son is cli­matic changes in the re­gion”.

Ac­cord­ing to PMD re­port, con­ti­nen­tal air is pre­vail­ing over most parts of the coun­try. Mean­while, the Quetta Met Of­fice has fore­cast a dry and cold weather for the pro­vin­cial cap­i­tal dur­ing next 24 hours.

On Mon­day, the high­est max­i­mum tem­per­a­ture 21 centi­grade and the low­est min­i­mum 04 centi­grade were recorded in the me­trop­o­lis. The dry weather has been fore­cast for rest of the re­gion.

Dur­ing the next 24 hours, mainly dry weather is ex­pected in most parts of the coun­try in­clud­ing Pun­jab, Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Balochis­tan, Kash­mir and Gil­git Baltistan.—APP

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