Heavy snowfall cripples life in northern areas

February 11, 2016
By: Samaa Web Desk
Published in Pakistan




ISLAMABAD: Widespread rain with thunderstorm and snowfall in northwestern upper parts of the country continued since Wednesday evening, crippling life in hilly areas, Samaa reported Thursday.

According to Met Office, heavy snowfall was recorded in hilly areas of Malakand Division, Hazara Division, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir.

Popular tourist destinations of Naran, Kaghan, Shogran and Murree also received heavy snowfall, with many roads blocked including Shahrah-e-Karakuram.

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Mansehra city in Hazara Division also received 6 to 8 inch snowfall after many years.

Heavy rainfall occurred in upper Punjab including Islamabad and Rawalpindi and different areas of KPK, including Peshawar.

The intermittent spell of rain and snowfall continued today.

Rain triggered landsliding in vulnerable areas of Malakand, Hazara divisions, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.

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Weather next 24 hrs:

Scattered rain (with snowfall over the hills) is expected in upper KP (Malakand, Hazara, Mardan divisions), upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala divisions), Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.

Cold and dry weather is expected elsewhere in the country.

Next 48 hrs:

Mainly cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country.However, light rain (with snowfall over the hills) is expected at a few places in Gilgit-Baltistan, and Kashmir.

Rainfall (mm) / Snowfall (ft):

K.P (Dir 98, Saidu Sharif 50, Malamjaba 47, Risalpur 47, Lower Dir 39, Pattan 26, Peshawar City 24, Kakul 21, Parachinar 20,Kohat 20, Balakot 19, Drosh 17,Kalam 16, Cherat 15, Mirkhani 11.

Punjab( Islamabad saidpur37, Z.P=36, Golra26, Bokra, Rawalpindi( Chaklala 34, Shamsabad 30),Murree 17, Jhelum ,Mangla 10,Sialkot A/P 07, Mianwali 06, Sialkot Cantt 05, Gujranwala 03, Mandibahauddin 01). Kashmir (Muzaffarabad 31, Garhi Dupatta 20, Rawalakot 19, Kotli 13)

Snowfall:  Malamjabba 02,Muree Galliyat, Kalam, Kagan, Naraan, Dir 01 ft

Today's Below Freezing Temperatures:

Parachinar, Quetta -04, Gupis, Murree, Dalbandin, Kalam -03°C, Kalat, Dir, Malamjabba, Drosh, Nokkundi -02. – Samaa/APP
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Story first published: 11th February 2016

 

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