Mercury Drops Bringing in Heavy Rains Across KPK

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Thursday, 11 February 2016 20:32

PESHAWAR: Temperatures plummeted as heavy rain and thunderstorms lashed various parts of K-P and the tribal belt on Wednesday.

According to an official of the meteorological department, 10 millimetres of rain was recorded in Peshawar till 5pm. Routine life screeched to a halt in the city as rainwater collected on roads. Dir received 26mm of rain, Parachinar 12mm, Timergara 17mm and Kalam, Chitral and Malam Jabba received 5mm of rain each along with heavy snowfall.

PMD Regional Director Mushtaq Shah said, “A weather system entered K-P from the west on Tuesday and will continue to persist until Friday in the upper parts of K-P. However, in the central parts of the province, it will lose its strength by Thursday afternoon.”

He said temperatures across the province had increased over the past few days.

“However, temperatures had dropped considerably in Afghanistan,” he said. “Warm air carries more moisture while cold air is denser.”

Some flights were cancelled due to weather conditions. A PIA flight to Chitral did not take off from BKIA while another PIA flight that was expected to arrive at the facility from Chitral did not take off.

Heavy rain and snowfall hit various parts of Shangla, disrupting power supply in the district. Various parts of Chitral were also plunged into darkness as power supply remained disrupted.

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