The Pakistan Meteorological department predicts rain and snowfall in several upper plains of Pakistan.
According to the weather department, after a long dry season, winds from the West entered Balochistan, which will affect the upper plains of the country from 27th December to 29. Rainfall is predicted in Quetta, Zhob, Barkhan, Ziarat, Nokundi, Dalbandin, Sibbi, Naseerabad, and Lasbela, and snowfall in mountainous regions from Tuesday night to Wednesday evening.
Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Malakand, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Mardan, and Peshawar besides Islamabad, Murree, Galya, and Potohar region are expected to receive light to moderate rains and snow falling.
The office further updated that Sukkur, Larkana, Jacobabad, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Lahore, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Multan, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, and Bhakkar might receive light rain as well.
The weather department said the rains might also lessen the intensity of fog, and the temperature might drop by five to seven degrees Celsius.
About the possible impacts, the Met Office revealed that the rain will be beneficial for the standing crops, especially in Barani areas. Foggy conditions are likely to subside during the forecast period.
Snowfall may disrupt normal vehicular traffic in mountainous/hilly areas. Day temperatures are likely to fall by 05-07 degree celsius during the wet spell. As Meteorological Department said that heavy rains and snowfall are expected to start at end of this month keeping this in view all rescue departments issued warning in the areas to cope up any critical situation.