Peshawar, FATA receive first winter rainfall

Met department says dry weather is expected over the next few days

Sohail Khattak November 15, 2017
Peshawar received its first rainfall of this winter . PHOTO:PPI

PESHAWAR: Almost every area of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), received this year's first winter rainfall dropping down the mercury on Tuesday.

The provincial capital Peshawar received maximum rainfall, where the showers started in the evening. The Peshawar Meteorological department recorded 60mm rainfall at the airport and 56mm in the city.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department Peshawar division head Mushtaq Shah reported that the current western weather system would continue to affect central and northern parts of K-P for the next 24 hours, while in the southern districts it will start weakening by the evening.

"The rain started in southern districts of Bannu, Lakki Marwat and Tank on Tuesday morning while it reached central K-P by the evening," Shah added.

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He further stated that they expect dry weather in next few days. The Met department also predicted snowfall on hills of northern K-P.

The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) spokesperson Taimur Ali, told The Express Tribune that they are in contact with the district administrations.

In the last 24 hours the Met department recorded a total 60mm at the airport and 56 mm in the city. Similarly, Cherat received 49mm rain,  Bannu 43mm, Risalpur 42mm, Kohat 27mm, Lower Dir 17mm, Kakul 15mm, Malam Jabba 13mm,  Dir Upper 7mm, Parachinar 4mm,  Saidu Sharif and Chitral 2mm each, while, Dera Ismail Khan, Kalam and Balakot got 1mm rainfall.

House collapsed 

Two teenage girls died and their mother was injured when a roof collapsed after heavy rainfall in Mohmand Agency last night.

According to the political administration, a house in Samikhel area of Tehsil Halimzai in Mohmand Agency caved in after heavy rainfall killing two teenage girls and injuring their mother.



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