RAWALPINDI: The Met Office has predicted scattered rainfall in the Potohar region from Thursday that will continue till Friday, leading to a possible drop in temperatures.

According to the Met Office, a westerly wave is present in eastern Iran. It is likely to enter Pakistan Wednesday evening and grip upper and central parts of Pakistan on Thursday.

Widespread rain/thunderstorms are expected in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Kashmir from Wednesday night to Friday and scattered rain/thunderstorms are expected in the Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, and Lahore divisions of upper Punjab, Islamabad and Gilgit-Baltistan during Thursday and Friday. Isolated light rain/thunderstorms may occur at a few places in South Punjab.

Isolated heavy rainfall is also expected in Quetta, Zhob, Makran, Kalat, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Mansehra, Abbotabad, Haripur and Mardan from Thursday evening to Friday. Snowfall is expected over the mountains during this period.

Published in Dawn, November 20th, 2019