Twin cities receive light rain
ISLAMABAD, Nov 5: Some areas of Rawalpindi and Islamabad on Monday evening received scattered rain.
The thunder in late afternoon had set the tone for heavy showers but in the end it turned out to be a mild drizzle.
While most of the areas in Rawalpindi and Islamabad remained dry, some places like I-8, hilltops and the area around the airport received hailstones.
The Met Office described it as ‘traces of showers’ and did not even consider them worth measuring.
It said that the Monday rain was due to shallow westerly wave affecting northern parts of the country and likely to persist for the next 18 to 24 hours.
The satellite picture at the Met Office website clearly showed that a stream of clouds was moving southwards from the Russian region of Siberia and spreading in both east and west direction just north of Afghanistan.
The westerly wave also reached the Himalayan region north of Kashmir, as a result of which Muzaffarabad received 5mm rain on Monday.
It is expected that the current westerly system would fizzle out within the next 24 hours but in the meantime light rain and thundershowers may occur at a few places of Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Malakand, Hazara Division, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, the Met Office said.
For November the current weather pattern was a normal phenomenon, the Met Office said, adding that the weather is expected to remain mostly dry in most parts of the country.
“November is mainly a dry month in the country and the traditional average rainfall recorded for this month is 12mm,” said an official of the Met office.