LAHORE: On Tuesday, heavy rains and hail were experienced in Punjab and adjoining areas.
The highest rainfall was 48mm in Faisalabad and 1mm in Sahiwal. Earlier in the day, this was reported. Later, with Gujrat 80 mm (highest) and Skardu and Chillas 02 mm (highest), the rainfall increased (lowest).
In Malam Jabba, Murree, Astore, Kalam and Skardu, snowfall was recorded.
The lowest minimum temperatures on Tuesday were recorded as -11 degrees Celsius Gupis.
In Kashmir, the highest recorded rainfall was 33mm in Kotli and 13mm in Garhi Dopatta.
The rain is expected to continue until Wednesday morning.
A powerful westerly wave is likely to grip the upper parts of the country and snowfall over the hills is forecast in Kashmir, the Met Office has said.
Gilgit-Baltistan, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Kohat and Kurum are also forecast to have rain with snowfall over the hills. In Mianwali, Khushab, Jhang, Sahiwal, Okara, TT Singh, Faisalabad and Sargodha, rain is also forecast.
The Met Department’s previous statement indicated that moist currents have entered the northeastern areas of the nation from the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal.
On Tuesday, in Islamabad, upper/central Punjab, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir, rain and thunderstorms (with snowfall over hills and a little hailstorm) came through. In North Eastern Punjab, the Potohar area and Kashmir, isolated heavy falls were recurrent. In Murree and Galiyat, snowfall is expected as well. A thick fog can ensue in southern Punjab and upper Sindh because of the storm.
Elsewhere in the world, cold and dry weather is expected. Below normal precipitation is likely to occur during the month of January, and average surface temperatures are likely to remain below normal during January in most areas of the world. During the month of January 2021, one to two rainfall spells are expected to occur in the central and upper parts of the country.
FARMER ADVISORIES: Farmers should ensure irrigation of their crops when the bushes are grown, depending on weather conditions, and use the remaining amount of nitrogen fertiliser.
The department has said that the weather for the transplantation of large plants is favourable for mangoes and sugar cane.