Weather: Twin cities receive rain


Islamabad: The twin-cities Rawalpindi and Islamabad have received rain on Wednesday. Metrological Department has predicted two spells of spring rain over the upper parts of country during current week.

Met-Office reported that a weather system presently located over Iran entered Pakistan and approved Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). Scattered rain-thunderstorm is expected in Upper KP Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat & Bannu divisions, Islamabad, Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha & Lahore divisions), Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan on Thursday.

Another weather system is likely to approach Northern parts of Balochistan on Friday and likely to grip Upper Parts of the country on Saturday producing scattered rain/thunderstorm in Northern Balochistan (Quetta, Zhob & Kalat divisions on Friday (evening/ night)/Saturday), while Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Upper Punjab, Islamabad, Kashmir & Gilgit-Baltistan on Saturday and Sunday.

Rain-fed areas of wheat growing in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Punjab are likely to receive good rain during the weekend. However weather will remain dry in southern Punjab and Sindh during the period.

Rain will be accompanied by wind storm/hail storm at isolated places in Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Peshawar and Kohat divisions during the weekend.

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