After a scorching summer, residents of upper Pakistan are finally expected to get some relief this weekend, as the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted rain and snowfall in the region.
According to the PMD, a westerly wave is expected to enter the upper parts of the country on Thursday evening/night, bringing with it rain-wind/thunderstorms in Chitral, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Mansehra, Kohistan, Abbottabad, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, and Diamir from Thursday evening/night to Saturday. Snowfall is also forecast for the high-altitude peaks of upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, and Gilgit-Baltistan during the period.
The PMD has advised tourists to remain more cautious during the forecast period, as there is a possibility of landslides in the hilly areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, Murree, and Galliyat.
The rain and snowfall are expected to bring down the temperature in the region, providing some much-needed relief to residents who have been suffering from the scorching heat in recent weeks.
Interesting fact: The highest recorded temperature in Pakistan was 53.7 °C (128.7 °F) in Turbat, Balochistan, on May 28, 2010.