ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Heavy rain lashed Islamabad, Rawalpindi and other adjoining areas on Wednesday night as the weather turned into cold.
As per details, the twin cities including Mirpur and Azad Jammu Kashmir hit by the torrential rain and the weather became cold. After three day, Muree again received snow falling.
According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department forecast rain with thunderstorm at scattered places in Balochistan, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The weather department said continental air is prevailing over most parts of the country as a fresh westerly wave is likely to affect western central and upper parts of the country on Thursday and Friday.
Partly cloudy weather conditions are expected in most parts of the country. However, rain-thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills is expected at scattered places in Quetta, Zhob, Kalat divisions, while at isolated places in D.G.Khan, Multan, Bahawalpur, Sargodha, Sahiwal, D.I.Khan, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Kohat, Makran, Larkana, Sukkur divisions and Islamabad.
In the past 24 hours, the weather remained cold and dry in most parts of the country. However, rain thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills occurred at a few places in Peshawar, Hazara, Rawalpindi divisions.
The minimum temperature recorded in the country was -07°C in Kalam, followed by -06°C in Astore, -04°C in Bagrote, -03°C in Hunza, Parachinar, Kalat, Malamjabba, Skardu, and Gupis, Rawalakot, and -01°C in Mirkhani.
It is noteworthy that at least 23 people lost their lives and 68 others got injured in rain related incidents in the current spell of heavy rains in several parts of the country, according to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
Recent rains claimed 18 lives, injuries to 36: NDMA
Earlier, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said that at least 18 people lost their lives and 36 others injured in the recent rains related incidents in current spell of across Pakistan.
According to details released by the NDMA, 18 people were killed, 36 were injured, while as many as 2,596 houses were destroyed in present spat of heavy downpour across the country and more affected the area of Balochistan.
NDMA report shows heavy losses in FATA, where nine people were reported to be dead and 13 got injured, while six citizens lost their lives in Balochistan, the report read.
Meanwhile, rescue and relief operations were underway in the affected areas as 10, 000 affectees have been provided with food packets, the authority said, adding that relief teams and relevant departments have been put on high alert to deal with any emergency situation.