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Met office forecasts rain, snowfall in parts of country

ISLAMABAD: 17, JANUARY, 2022: Pakistan Meteorological Department has predicted light rain and snow at isolated places in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northern Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir and its adjoining hilly areas.
As per weather office, cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country, while cloudy in upper parts and north Balochistan during the next 12 hours.
On the other hand, dense fog is likely to blanket plain areas of Punjab and upper Sindh.
Temperature of some major cities recorded this morning: Eight degree centigrade in capital, Lahore seven, Karachi 17, Peshawar 10, Quetta six, Gilgit three, Murree and Muzaffarabad five degree centigrade.
A week ago, intermittent rain hit most parts of the country which turned the weather chilly and decreased the temperatures.
Downpour lashed Quetta, Ziarat, Pishin, Zhob, Qila Abdullah, Nokkundi, Dalbandin, Noshki, Turbat, Panjgur, Gwadar, Pasni, Jiwani, Lasbella, Kalat, Khuzdar, Mastung, Naseerabad, Jaffarabad, Jhalmagsi, Bolan, Sibbi, Kohlu, Barkhan, Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad, Dadu, Karachi, Hyderabad, Jamshoro, Mirpurkhas and Khairpur till Friday.
On the other side, showers with snowfall over the hills (isolated heavy to very heavy falls) hit in capital, Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Malakand, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Swabi, Mardan, Nowshera, Peshawar, Charsadda, Bajaur, Kurram, Waziristan, Kohat, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mandi Bahauddin, Sargodha, Khushab, Bhakkar, Mianwali, Faisalabad, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Hafizabad, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore and Kasur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Layyah, Rajanpur, Multan, Khanewal, Sahiwal, Okara, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Rahimyar Khan till Sunday morning.
Other than that, Quetta, Pishin, Ziarat, Qilla Abdullah, Harnai, Chaman may receive heavy snowfall today (Friday) continued in Murree, Galliyat, Neelum valley, Bagh, Haveli, Rawalakot, Naran, Kaghan, Hunza, Gilgit, Skardu, Astore, Chitral, Dir, Swat and Malam Jabba till Sunday afternoon.
Heavy rainfall on Friday may generate flash flooding in parts of country including Sibbi, Bolan, Mastung, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Naseerabad and Kohlu and hill torrents of Dera Ghazi Khan while urban flooding in Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan and Sargodha on Friday and Saturday, the Met Office said.
The department had advised the concerned authorities to remain alert during this period. (04)

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