Rain spell to continue in parts of country


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01 Feb, 2019 10:34 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Rain spell is continue in Punjab and surrounding areas of country.Weather turned cold after light rain in Gujranwala, Sialkot and Narowal.

Thick fog also continued to blanket several areas in Punjab intensifying winter across the country.The Motorway police have directed the motorists to use fog lights. Drivers have been further advised to contact Motorway police at helpline 130 for any travel guidance.

The Motorway police has said that visibility level has dropped significantly as a result of fog. The spokesperson has urged the commuters to refrain from unnecessary travel on the highways and motorways.

Earlier, it rained in several areas in Karachi, with some areas being lashed by the rain while others received light showers. It rained in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Safoora, Airport, Orangi Town, MA Jinnah Road, II Chundrigar Road, Tower, Scheme 33, Malir, Nazimabad and North Nazimabad.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) forecast rain in Karachi for another 24 hours. The PMD also predicted that in Lahore, the rainfall was light but it was coupled with strong winds. This is expected to continue for another two days.

 

New spell of snowfall started in Muree, other northern areas

After the break of five days, the spell of snowfall has been started in the Muree. Minimum temperature of some major cities recorded this morning. Lowest temperature recorded in Galyat as -22 centigrade.

Hilly areas including Gilgit-Baltistan, Astore, Skardu, Ghizer received the snowfall of the current winter season, taking the temperature below freezing point.

The Met Office has predicted rain with snowfall in different areas of the country. Intermittent snowfall continues on hilly areas of country including Murree, Galiyat, Abbottabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and adjoining areas, dropping down the mercury considerably.

Roads from Leepa Valley to Hattian Bala and Kel to Hilmat of Neelum Valley are closed from 10 days due to which the problems of citizens increased.

Shopping of Wollen wears

Those tourists, who miscalculate the weather and not carry proper winter gear, rush to the garments shop for woollen wear to cover their heads and hands under the chilling temperature.

Owing to snowfall, people were restricted to their homes. Snow created difficulties for local residents; especially those residing in rural areas.Roads were also blocked after snowfall blanketed the Abbottabad and Muzaffarabad.

Food on Mall Road

On Mall Road, the aroma of tikka karhai coming from the hotels fills the air, rising appetite of passers-by. But it is not just tikka karhai, the air also has a whiff of chapli kabab, fried fish and biryani.



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