Iso­lated rain likely in most parts of coun­try, snow­fall in GB

The Pak Banker - - 2 National -

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

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