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Snow, rainy spell expected.

ISLAMABAD -- Significantly low pressure has developed due to the recent high temperatures, which has attracted a shallow westerly wave from the north that will bring a brief rainfall in some parts of the twin cities, as well as snowfall over the hills.

The westerly wave may persist up until noon on Friday, and is likely to bring rain-thunderstorms and snowfall over the hills in isolated locations in the Malakand, Hazara and Rawalpindi divisions and Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.

The rainfall will also lead to a significant drop in temperature in most of the country, due to the arrival of cold and moist winds, while clouds and foggy conditions will block the sunshine during the coming days.

'Currently the weather has been comparatively warm from Peshawar to the plains of Punjab, as the daytime temperature was between 23AdegC and 25AdegC, while the minimum temperature was between 7AdegC and 10AdegC,' a Met Office official said. 'These warm conditions have attracted cold and moist winds from the north.'

Satellite imagery on the Met Office website shows shallow clouds moving towards GB and India-held Kashmir from southern Siberia and western China.

This pattern is likely to bring rain and snowfall in several parts of the country, including northern Punjab.

At the same time, moist and cold winds will aggravate foggy conditions over the plains of Punjab and upper Sindh during the morning hours in the coming days.

The weather will be dry after the brief rainfall in most parts of the country, and the Met Office has predicted dense foggy conditions from Bahawalpur to Sukkur next week.

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Publication:Dawn (Karachi, Pakistan)
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Date:Dec 21, 2017
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