PESHAWAR, Feb 3: Heavy rain lashed most parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, including Peshawar, and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), while  hilly areas of Swat valley and upper parts of Hazara also received snowfall on Sunday.

The rain continued throughout the province all the day on Sunday paralysing daily routine of people, who mostly remained indoors.

According to the local Met office, Peshawar received 14 millimetre rain during past 14 hours. It has predicted more rain and snowfall in upper parts of the province.

Met officials said that Parachinar had received 10mm rain, Bannu 11mm, Saidu Sharif 19mm, Chitral and Dera Ismail Khan 4mm each, Kalam 2mm, Timergara 10mm, Drosh 6mm and Kohat 15 mm, while one inch snowfall was recorded in Malamjabba. The officials have forecasted more rain and snowfall during next 24 hours.

In Swat valley the hilly areas received heavy snowfall throughout the day on Sunday.

Residents said that the snowfall started on Saturday night and continued throughout Sunday, bringing the mercury down to freezing point. They said that Marghazar, Madyan, Malamjabba, Miandam, Behrain, Kalam and other areas had received heavy snow. People in these areas remained confined to their homes due to light drizzle and snowfall.

Meanwhile, several roads remained closed in upper parts of Swat due to heavy snowfall.

Mansehra also received rainfall, while upper parts of Hazara received heavy snowfall and rain causing severe cold in the region.The rain that started in Mansehra, Battagram and Kohistan districts early in morning continued intermittently for the entire day. The high altitude mountains in the region also received heavy snowfall.

Updated Feb 04, 2013 12:11am

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