Pakistan

Rain spell likely to persist till Tuesday: Met Office

ISLAMABAD: The Met Office on Saturday forecast more rains in upper Punjab, lower Balochistan, Sindh, Upper Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit Baltistan, ARY News reported.

According to Met Office, the westerly wave entered in Pakistan through Balochistan on Saturday (night) is expected to bring more rains in upper parts of the country.

Met Office predicted that the rainfall with thunderstorm (snowfall over the hills) with occasional hailstorm is expected at scattered places in lower parts of the country (Makran, Kalat, Karachi, Hyderabad and Mirpurkhas divisions) from Saturday (night) to Monday (morning) while in upper parts of the country including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Gujranwala, Lahore, Malakand, Mardan and Hazara divisions, upper FATA (Bajaur, Mohmand, Kurram, Orakzai & Khyber agencies), GB and Kashmir from Sunday (night) to Tuesday.

It was further informed that the system may produce scattered thunderstorm with isolated heavy to very heavy falls accompanied with occasional hailing in (Hazara, Rawalpindi, Lahore and Gujranwala) divisions, Islamabad and Kashmir till Monday.

The possibility of landslides in the Kashmir and adjoining areas of Baltistan cannot be ruled out during the period, it added.

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