Weather office predicts new spell of rain from Monday
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The met office has predicted the new spell of rain and snowfall spell across country from Monday. According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), news spell of rains will enter in Balochistan on Monday (tomorrow). The PMD also predicted that the cold spell will continue across Pakistan, as continental air is prevailing over most parts of the country. The new weather system will bring three days’ rainy spell in Quetta, Zhob, Pishin, Ziarat and Kalat, while snowfall at hills from Monday to Wednesday. The weather department has issued an alert about heavy rainfall and flooding in Nallahs in the province. Mainly cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country tomorrow, PMD report said. Tourists thronged at Swat after mountains of Kalam and Malamjabba covered with snow. The minimum temperature in Karachi recorded at 12 degree Celsius today, while the maximum temperature will reach to 26 degrees, the met office said. Mostly cold and dry weather will remain in the day. The lowest minimum temperatures recorded in country with Astore -12°C, Kalam, Skardu -11°C, Bagrote -08°C, Gupis -06°C, Rawalakot, Malamjabba, Hunza, Dir -04°C, Mirkhani, Kakul, Drosh, Murree -03°C, Chitral -02°C. NEW SPELL OF RAIN, SNOW STARTS ACROSS COUNTRY Earlier on Wednesday, a new spell of rain in plain areas and snow in northern areas started across the country. It is pertinent to mention here that the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) had predicted rain across the country and snow in the northern regions today. It has already started raining in Quetta, where some areas have received light shows. Widespread rain-thunderstorm is expected in Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat and Mardan divisions, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Lahore, Faisalabad divisions, Islamabad, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir, while at scattered places in Quetta, Zhob, Kalat, Makran, Sibi, Sukkur, Larkana, Hyderabad, Karachi, Bannu, D.I Khan, Multan, Sahiwal, Bahawalpur, D.G Khan divisions during the next twelve hours. Snowfall over hills is also expected in Malakand division, Swat, Chitral, Kalam, Malam Jabba and upper Dir, Quetta division, Murree, Galiyat, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. Minimum temperature of some major cities recorded this morning. Lowest temperature recorded in Skardu as -22 centigrade. Islamabad one degree centigrade, Lahore nine, Karachi sixteen, Peshawar and Quetta eight, Gilgit zero, Muzaffarabad three and Murree two degree centigrade. The Met department has also forecasted snow in Murree, Galyat, Swat, Chitral, Kalam, upper Dir, Hazara and Kohistan. Due to the rain and snow, weather across the country is expected to get colder. Scattered showers are also expected in Sindh’s Mirpurkhas and Thatta divisions.In the next two days it will rain in northern Punjab, Khyber Pakhunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan according to the weather department. Sargodha, Faisalabad, Multan, Sahiwal, Bahawalpur and DG Khan are expected to receive showers, as are Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat, Bannu and DI Khan. Snow is expected in Skardu, Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan, Quetta and Kashmir.