the Chief Meteorologist Hazrat Mir said that clouds would however be hovering over upper NWFP, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan within next three days, while the central and southern parts of Pakistan would remain under cold and dry spell.
To a question, he said that there was no chances of rain within next 48 hour in any part of the country, except Azad Kashmir and its adjoining areas. “Mainly cold and dry weather is expected over most parts of the country, however, isolated thunderstorm and rain with light snowfall over the hills may occur over Malakand (NWFP), Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir and adjoining areas,” he added.
The Chief Met. said that westerly wave over northern parts of the country persists, which would vanish within two weeks, thus kick-starting the winter rains. “There will be rain in upper Punjab (Rawalpindi and Gujranwala divisions), upper NWFP and Azad Kashmir, besides snowfall over mountains,” he added. The wet spell would also end the seasonal fever and influenza due to cold dry spell, he maintained.
To another question, he said that there would be cold and dry weather with mist/smoke haze in the provincial capital in the next morning.
Minimum temperature of city recorded at 7 degree celsius, and maximum at 23 degree with relative humidity remained 81 percent in the morning and 53 percent in the evening.