Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore and adjoining areas received light rain on Tuesday while there are reports of light snowfall in Murree.

The weather turned frosty after the first rain of winter season in the country and citizens took to dry fruit shops to enjoy the season with more enthusiasm.

Jhelum, Pind Dadan Khan, Sheikhupura, Astore and Chitral, Malam Jabba and Swat too received drizzle early Tuesday.

According to Met Office, the westerly wave is likely to approach upper parts of the country and under influence of this weather system, intermittent rain/thunderstorm and snowfall are expected over upper parts of the country from Tuesday to Saturday.

“Scattered rain is expected over Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha and Lahore divisions, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir”, reports Radio Pakistan.

Isolated light rain/snowfall over the hills is expected over Quetta and Zhob divisions as well Light to moderate snowfall is also expected over the hills of Malakand, Hazara divisions, Galiyat, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.

Met office reports intermittent rain may trigger landslides in the mountainous areas of KP, GB and Kashmir.

Dense foggy conditions are likely to continue over plain areas of Punjab and upper Sindh during night and morning hours.

Last week, Namaz-e-Istasqa was offered after the Zuhr prayers at the President’s House which was led by President Mamnoon Hussain to seek Allah Almighty’s blessings for rain.

The special prayer was attended by a large number of people and senior officials of the Presidency.

The President on Sunday had asked the nation and religious leaders to lead prayers to pray for rain.

The long spell of dry weather in the country has led to a dip in water level in reservoirs and is having an adverse impact on the health of the people and the agriculture sector.