Rain in Punjab, snowfall in Murree and Kashmir turn weather cold

10:08 AM | 10 Dec, 2018
Rain in Punjab, snowfall in Murree and Kashmir turn weather cold
LAHORE - Lahore along with various parts of the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa received first rain of December which provided much-needed relief from the dry and smoggy weather on Monday.

Twin city of Rawalpindi, Islamabad also received rain while Murree and upper parts of Kashmir are observing intermittent snowfall, turning weather cold, reports the Met department today.

People of Punjab were suffering from a cough, cold and sore throat due to the dry and cold weather, however, the rain would provide relief to the patients especially living in big cities.

The rain started on Sunday night and continued till Monday morning in several parts of most populated province Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, including Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad divisions, FATA, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Kashmir.

With this development, the weather turned cold and rainwater inundated at scattered places of upper parts besides few central areas of Punjab. Police and rescue agencies advised people to stay home unless absolutely necessary.

Foggy conditions are likely to continue over plain areas of Punjab and upper Sindh during night and morning hours, the report added.

A westerly wave, which has approached western Pakistan on Sunday night, may continue to grip upper and central parts of the country for the next few days.

The Metrological Department further stated that spell of rain with snowfall will continue in the country till Tuesday (tomorrow).