PESHAWAR: The Met Office on Monday forecast widespread rain thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills at isolated places of Khyber Pakthunkhwa, Kashmir, Federal Capital Islamabad and Punjab during next 24 hours.
According to Met office spokesman here, a westerly wave is affecting most parts of the country and is expected to persist in upper parts of the country during two days. As a result, widespread rain-thunderstorm with snow over hills is expected in Islamabad, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Kashmir, scattered in northeast Balochistan, Karachi including Sindh and Gilgit-Baltistan.
Also, hailstorm is forecast at isolated places of upper Punjab, upper KP and Kashmir during the period. Tourists destinations like Nathia Gali, Ayubia, Malam Jabba and Kalam valleys are likely to receive rains along with snowfall over the hills during the said period.
Similarly, scattered rain thunderstorm with snow over hills is expected in upper KP, Islamabad, upper Punjab, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan while at isolated places in Bahawalpur and Sahiwal division during next 48 hours.
Rain thunderstorm occurred at scattered places in Balochistan, KP, Sindh and Kashmir, while at isolated places in Punjab in last 24 hours. The maximum rain was received by Khuzdar 37mm followed by D.I Khan 26mm, Joharabad, Kalat 19mm, Parachinar 13mm, Padidan 12mm, Bhakkar, Karachi 11mm, Kotli 09mm respectively.
Similarly, Risalpur 08mm, Shaheed-benazirabad, Moenjodaro, Lasbella, Noorpur Thal 07mm, Peshawar, Sargodha 06mm, Murree 05mm, Mianwali, Rawalakot, Larkana 04mm, Chitral, Rohri, mirkhani 03mm, Chakwal, D.G Khan, Dadu, Zhob, Kohat 02mm, Drosh, Pattan, Abbottabad, Barkhan, Jhang, Panjgur, Sukkar 01mm rain received respectively whereas snowfall recorded in Murree was 02 inch.
The minimum temperature was recorded at Astore -04C, Skardu and Kalam -03C whereas pollen count yesterday remained as 33 per m3 of air.