The Metrological Department on Thursday predicted scattered rains and thunderstorms with snowfall over the hills of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during next 24 hours that will make the weather cold and chilly.
According to a Met Office spokesman, a cold wave has gripped Peshawar valley due to westerly wave, which is affecting most parts of the country and is likely to persist for next three days.
He said rain with snow fall was expected in different parts of Khyber Pakthunkhwa because a fresh westerly wave was affecting most parts of the country and was likely to persist during next 2 to 3 days.
He said scattered rains and thunderstorms with snowfall over the hills was predicted in upper Punjab including Islamabad, KP, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan. Furthermore, scattered rain was expected in Northeast Balochistan, upper Sindh, south Punjab during the night and Friday. Rain was also predicted for Mardan, Swat, Bannu, DI Khan, Peshawar.
During the next 48 hours, widespread rains with isolated heavy fall and snowfall over the hills is expected in Upper KP, upper Punjab, north Balochistan, upper Sindh, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
During the last 24 hours, weather remained cold and dry in most parts of the country.However, scattered rain occurred in Balochistan, upper Sindh, south Punjab, KP.
The minimum temperature recorded was at Parachinar -6 C followed by Astore -4 C, Skardu, Gupis & Kalam -3 C and Hunza -2 C respectively while pollen count remained 18 per cubic meter.