Rain, snow predicted in Pakistan during mid of the week

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A westerly wave is likely to enter western parts of the country on Tuesday (evening/night), likely to grip different parts on Wednesday and may persist in upper parts till Thursday, Met Office said.

Widespread rain-thunderstorm (with few moderate to isolated heavyfalls) is expected in Upper Khyber Paktunkhwa (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat & Mardan divisions), Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Lahore, Faisalabad divisions), Islamabad, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir from Wednesday to Thursday (night).

Snowfall over hills is also expected in Malakand division (Swat, Chitral, Kalam, Malamjabba & upper Dir), Hazara division, Murree, Galliyat, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan during the period.

Rain-thunderstorm is expected at scattered places in Lower Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Bannu, D.I.Khan divisions) and Southern Punjab (Multan, Bahawalpur, D.G.Khan & Sahiwal divisions) during Wednesday/Thursday.

Rain-thunderstorm (with snowfall over the hills) is expected at scattered places in Balochistan (Queta, Zhob, Kalat, Makran, Naseerabad & Sibbi divisions), Sindh (Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad, Hyderabad, Karachi divisions) on Wednesday.

Moderate to heavyfalls can trigger landslides in Malakand, Hazara divisions, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during Wednesday to Thursday.