Northern Pakistan Turns White After Receiving First Snowfall

Mon Jan 29 2024
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ISLAMABAD: The first significant snowfall of the winter in Northern Pakistan has blanketed several mountainous regions of the country and tourist spots including Murree, Swat, Kalam, Kumrat, Lowari, Galyat and adjacent localities.

The recent snowfall that began from Saturday night with intermittent continuation has brought a pause to the ongoing dry weather at one time and at the same time, made an opportunity for the tourists to enjoy the snow in the region.

As a results hundreds of vehicles and tourists have been rushed to the region to enjoy the on awaited snowfall. However, the snow also caused disruption in traffic movement in several area, where the roads also become slippery.

Most of the tourists opted to go to Kalam, and Malam Jaba in Swat where the area received snow ranging 6 to 12 inches. A sufficient number of tourist also prepared to move towards Muree and Galyat Region where the area received sufficient snow and covered the mountain as white.

According to local journalist from Upper Dir, Daud Jan, one of the most beautiful spots in Pakistan, Kumrat valley received 6 to 12 inches snow in different localities while the entrance of Lowari Tunnel at Upper Dir received 18 inch of snow while quoting NHA (National Highway Authorities) officials.

Video Credit: Dawood jan

More Snowfall Expected

Meanwhile. Pakistan Metrological Department (PMD) has predicted further snowfall in the northern region of the country including Kashmir and GB, and has issued directives to the tourists to take precautionary measures including usage of chins in tyres.

According to PMD, apart from snowfall in KP, GB and Kashmir, further light to moderate rain (with snowfall over the hills) also expected in different parts of Baluchistan including Quetta, Zhob, Ziarat, Chamman, Barkhan and Makran. However, Sindh province would likely to witness cold and dry weather in most parts of the province with foggy conditions in some parts.

As per details received from PMD, the recent snowfall also brought the temperature further down from 2 to 3 degree centigrade.

The ongoing rain and snowfall spill would bear optimistic outcome and would help in increasing level of water in coming months.

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