Weather turns chilly as light rain lashes cities

Forecast for next 24 hours shows mainly cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of country


Our Correspondent March 04, 2018
Child uses an umbrella to guard against the rain. PHOTO: REUTERS

LAHORE: Mercury level dropped after scattered rain in the different area of the city on Saturday.

The downpour is recorded in various localities, including Lahore Cantt, Defence Housing Authority, Allama Iqbal Town, Faisal Town, Township, Model Town, Jail Road, Canal Road and Gulberg, Mall Road, Queens Road and other areas.

According to Pakistan Meteorological Department, rain-thunderstorm with gusty winds occurred at scattered places in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, Islamabad, upper Punjab, Quetta, Zhob, Kalat divisions, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan during past 24 hours.

The synoptic situation shows a westerly wave is affecting central and upper parts of the country and likely to persist next 12 to 18 hours. Weather forecast for the next 12 hours indicated rain-thunderstorm (light snowfall over the hills) associated with gusty winds is expected at scattered places in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad divisions), FATA, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, while at isolated places in Multan, Bahawalpur, Larkana, Quetta and Kalat divisions.

Weather forecast for next 24 hours shows mainly cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country. However, rain-thunderstorm (light snowfall over the hills) associated with gusty winds with gusty winds is expected at a few places in Malakand, Hazara, Zhob, Dera Ismail Khan, Bahawalpur divisions and Gilgit-Baltistan.

While weather outlook for next 48 hours predicted mainly cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 4th, 2018.

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