Islamabad: Current smog in plain areas of Punjab may subside with the wet spell likely to start on the coming weekend from upper parts of the country, while later expanding to other areas gradually and expected to continue til Tuesday.
An official of Met office said that on Saturday, light rain may occur at Malakand, upper FATA and Gilgit Baltistan whereas on Sunday light rain may hit same areas including Zhob.
He said dry weather to prevail elsewhere in the country with dense fog and smog in plain areas of Punjab, central and lower Khayber Pakhtunkhwa and Upper Sindh.
While on Monday same weather conditions likely with addition to light rain chances in Malakand, Quetta, Zhob, Dera Ismail Khan, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan division, upper FATA and Gilgit Baltistan.
However on Tuesday rain with thunderstorm with snowfall over hills are expected at scattered places in
upper KP, upper FATA, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir, while at isolated places in Punjab and twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
This dry spell would subside the intensity of smog converting it into fog as the rain would reduce dust particle and other pollutants from air, the official said. Whereas dry weather with fog to continue elsewhere in the country, Mef office official said.
Story first published: 9th November 2017