Rain, Hail Sweeps Pakistan With Snowfall in Northern Areas

Most parts of Pakistan have been witnessing rain for the past two to three days with snowfall in the northern parts of the country.

In the last 24 hours, 40mm rain has been recorded in Okara, 25mm in Murree, 24mm in Sargodha, 21mm in Islamabad, 19mm in Gujranwala, 18mm in Lahore and 11mm in Rawalpindi, as per the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).

The Met Office has attributed the recent weather conditions to a Westerly wave affecting the northern parts of Pakistan, which may persist till the next 48 hours.

The recent spell of rain was accompanied by a hailstorm in different parts of Punjab including Lahore, Kallar Kahar, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Sargodha to name a few.

The lowest minimum temperature today will be recorded in Ziarat (-13°C), Kalat (-11°C), Skardu (-09°C), Quetta and Gupis (-06°C), Kalam, Malam Jabba (-05°C), Murree and Dalbandin (-03°C), lists the PMD website (updated 11 am).

More scattered rainfall is expected at isolated places in Mardan, Kohat, Peshawar,  Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi divisions and Islamabad with more snowfall in hilly areas on Wednesday. The weather will clear out on Thursday, making it cold and dry in most parts of the country.

The hailstorm has triggered the social media users to share their thoughts and images. Some are jubilant, while others are concerned.

While people have been sharing delighting views of the streets and roads turning white, the hailstorm and rains have resulted in a number of accidents, especially along the motorways near Kallar Kahar.

Ending on a lighter note.

Feature Writer

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