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ISLAMABAD: As light rain with snowfall over the hills has already started in the north of the country, the second wet spell of the year is expected in the Potohar region today (Thursday) and tomorrow (Friday).

A fresh westerly wave entered the western parts of the country on Wednesday evening, brining light rain with snowfall over the hills at isolated places in Malakand division and Gilgit-Baltistan.

This system will also have an impact on different parts of the country which will bring rain up to Friday.

Rain/thunderstorm with snowfall over the hillsis expected at scattered places in Quetta, Zhob, Kohat, Bannu and D.I. Khan.

The clouds coming from the West are also expected to bring rainfall in Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore divisions, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.

At the same time, light rainis also expected along Sindh-Makran coast including Karachi.

The satellite imagery at the website of the met office shows dense clouds over the most of the Siberian region, Himalayas and even Central Asia, as a result the winds accompanying the incoming weather system will lower the mercury level too in coming days.

Cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country, and the plains of Punjab and Sindh will continue to face foggy conditions.

Published in Dawn, January 10th, 2019