RAWALPINDI: Light to heavy rain throughout the day in the twin cities brought with it a crisp chill in the air while creating a slushy mess of water combined with mud on roads in low lying areas.

Residents of both cities woke up to a gloomy overcast sky. The temperature in both cities dropped to 10°C however, in the coming days, the Meteorological Department has predicted dry weather from Thursday afternoon while more rain is expected next week.

Low gas pressure was reported in several areas including Media Town and its adjoining areas, Shamsabad, Sadiqabad, Satellite Town, Dhoke Ratta, Dhoke Hafiz and so on.

A representative of the department said that a westerly wave is affecting upper and central parts of the country and it will likely persist. Hilly areas including Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and North Balochistan will remain in the grip of intensely cold weather in the coming days.

Cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country, he said, while dense fog will envelop Punjab and upper Sindh during the early morning hours as a result of high ground moisture and low temperature, adding, but the temperature will rise during the daytime.

Around 7 millimetres of rain was recorded in Shamsabad, 5mms in Chaklala, 12mms in Zero Point, 7mms at Bokra and 5mms at the airport.

Published in Dawn, November 26th, 2020

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