Snowfall in Gilgit-Baltistan to continue till Monday: met report

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SKARDU: Fresh spell of rain and snowfall in Gilgit-Baltistan is expected to continue till Monday.

Snowfall recorded in Skardu, Astore, Kalam, Bagrote, and Gupis during the past 24 hours.

The lowest minimum temperature in Pakistan reported in Skardu on Saturday (today) with minus 20°Celsius, Pakistan Meteorological Department said.

According to reports, in upper areas of Gilgit Baltistan minimum temperature has dropped to as low as minus 25 Celsius. The people have been restricted to homes due to a fresh spell of snowfall.

Gilgit-Skardu road has also been blocked due to landslides. The passengers stranded at the road have been rescued by the military troops and transported by helicopters.

Transport service in Baltistan has come to standstill owing to snowfall.

Moreover, cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country today. However, cloudy weather with light rain and snowfall over the mountain are expected at isolated places in upper Khyber Pakthunkhwa, northern Balochistan, Gilgit Baltistan, Islamabad, Kashmir, and its adjoining hilly areas.

The weather remained cold and dry in most parts of the country, while very cold in northern areas.

However, rain occurred at isolated places in Quetta, Kalat, Dalbandin, Ziarat, Chaman, Kalam, Mirkhani, Chitral, Bhakkar and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Today’s lowest minimum temperatures recorded at Skardu -20°Celsius, Astore -12°C, Parachinar, Bagrote, Gupis -11°C, Hunza -07°C, Kalam-06°C and Rawalakot -04°Celsius.

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