Isolated rain likely in most parts of country, snowfall in GB
ISLAMABAD: A westerly wave penetrating through southern Balochistan from Monday night will cause first snowfall of the season over Gilgit-Baltistan and isolated rain in most parts of the country during December 29-30.
An official of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) told APP that a westerly wave of weak to moderate intensity would generate south-westerly winds with a cloud-cover during next 2-3 days.
The country is witnessing severe cold weather conditions, especially in upper parts of the country. However, the temperature dropped to minus 1 in the federal capital during last 48 hours.
The official said that iso- lated rain is expected in north eastern and central parts of the Punjab on Wednesday/Thursday which will decrease the night temperature upto 3 to 5 degrees celsius in coming days.
The foggy/misty conditions are likely to subside during the period. However, dense or moderate fog will continue to cover different sectors of Motorways and National Highways till a good rainspell occur while no heavy rains are likely by mid January 2011.
In Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, mainly cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the province during 24-36 hours. However, isolated rain is expected in upper parts of KPK and coastal and northeastern parts of Balochistan on December 29-30 while snowfall over the hills of KPK is also expected during the period. In Sindh, dry weather is expected in most parts of the province during next few days while foggy mornings are likely in Sukkar division during next two days.
However, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan will remain under grip of severe cold and dry weather during next 24-36 hours. After that isolated to scattered rain/snowfall over the hills is expected during Wednesday /Thursday. Minimum temperatures recorded on Monday were Islamabad -1 C, Lahore 2 C, Quetta -8 C, Karachi 11 C, Peshawar -1 C, Muzaffarabad 00 C, Gilgit -8 C, Multan 4 C, Murree -2 C and Faisalabad 3 C. -App