Rain intensifies cold in several cities across country
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Rain intensified cold weather in several cities across the country on Thursday morning.
In Punjab, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Sheikhupura and Toba Tek Singh and several cities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa received rain.
On the other hand, Neelum, Bagh, Poonch and Astore received snowfall. In Balochistan, mercury further dropped due to cold winds.
According to the Met Office, a westerly wave is affecting western parts of the country and likely to persist in upper parts till Friday.
Lightning kills five in Kohat
Five people, including two women, were killed due to lightning in Sorgal area, Kohat on Thursday.
Moreover, several houses caught fire when lightning fell on a main transmission line.
Weather Forecast for Thursday
Widespread rain thunderstorm with gusty winds and snowfall over the hills is expected in Malakand, Hazara, Mardan, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala divisions, Islamabad and Kashmir, while at scattered places in Peshawar, Kohat, Lahore, Sargodha divisions and Gilgit-Baltistan, however at isolated places in Sahiwal and Faisalabad divisions.
Hailstorm is also expected at a few places in Rawalpindi, Lahore and Gujranwala divisions. Rain may trigger landslides at few places in Malakand, Hazara divisions, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
Rain with snowfall over the hills occurred at scattered places in Quetta, Zhob, Makran, Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat divisions, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan.