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Heavy rain turns weather chilly in Peshawar, nearby areas

PESHAWAR: Heavy rain lashed the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtonkhwa in the wee hours of Wednesday, thus intensifying already persisting cold wave across the province, ARY News reported.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department has predicted chilly weather along with snowfall for Skardu and its surrounding areas in the next two days.

Intermittent rain is expected in Malakand, Hazara, Rawalpindi, Gilgit Baltistan, according to the met office.

Yesterday, parts of Punjab received winter’s first rain while snowfall was reported from northern areas, hence intensifying cold wave in the affected areas.

The met department said cold wave would persist for weeks and may intensify further in other parts of the country.

Pakistan meteorological department has predicted that mercury can fall two to three degrees more in the next few days. According to details, cold increased due to north-east chilly winds.

It is pertinent to mention here that mercury had fallen to below zero centigrade in Quetta in the first week of November and the cold weather compelled people to buy warm clothes in Peshawar and other cities to fight the frosty weather conditions.

The met office on October 30 had predicted that a westerly wave is likely to enter upper parts of the country on Tuesday. Under the influence of this weather system rain-thunderstorm with gusty winds is expected at scattered places in Malakand, Hazara, Mardan and other parts of the country.



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