RAWALPINDI: Murree received its first snowfall on Sunday while the twin cities saw a light drizzle.

Traffic advisory was also issued by the City Traffic Police (CTP) for people who wanted to travel to Murree or other hill stations.

According to a Met official, one inch snow accumulated on The Mall and its surrounding areas while Malam Jabba received three inches of snow.

“It is the first snowfall in Murree’s city areas,” he said, adding that the westerly wave was affecting different parts of the country and was likely to persist till Tuesday. Light rain accompanied by snow is expected in northeast Punjab, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Potohar Region, Lower Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir and coastal areas of Sindh.

However, he said fog/smog was likely to prevail in the plain areas of Punjab whereas the weather would remain dry in other parts of the country.

The lowest minimum temperature recorded was in Leh -10°C, Gupis -9°C, Skardu -6°C, Kalam, Hunza, Astore -4°C, Malam Jabba and Bagrote - 3°C, Srinagar, Rawalakot, Pulwama - 2°C, Murree, Mirkhani, Drosh, Parachinar and Shopian -1°C.

Published in Dawn, December 27th, 2021

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