Record Breaking Snowfall in Northern areas of Pakistan
Islamabad, February 06, 2013 (PPI-OT): Met Office informed that record breaking snowfalls have been received in the Northern areas of the country during the current wet spell.
Chief amount of snowfall (Feet) received at different stations are:
Malam Jabba=10, Kalam=06, Murree=02, Parachinar=02, Skardu=02, Drosh, Dir and Astore=01
In addition to snowfall this system produced widespread rainfall over different parts of the country which contributes positively towards the water resources and agriculture.
Chief amount of rainfall (mm) received at different stations are:
Rawalakot=219, SaiduSharif=212, Kakul=209, Chirat=184, MalamJabba=183, Rawalpindi=174, Islamabad=172, Risalpur=168, Garidupatta=167, L.Dir=149, Pattan=134, Muzaffarabad=130, Chakwal=129, Mangla=117, Kalam=112, Peshawar=115, Balakot=110, Drosh=97, Kotli=91, Dir=90, Murree=87, Joharabad=83, M.B.Din=78, Kohat=75, Jehlum=73, Parachinar=69, Chitral=65.
The prevailing weather system has already ceased in Sindh and Balochistan and likely to continue in upper KP, NE Punjab, Kashmir/Gilgit-Baltistan till Wednesday morning. Cold weather conditions are predicted in different parts of the country from tomorrow. Night temperatures are likely to fall 2-4°C in Southern Balochistan, Sindh and south Punjab while 4-6°C in upper Punjab, GB and Kashmir.
For more information, contact:
Pakistan Meteorological Department
Sector H-8/2, Islamabad- Pakistan
Tel: +9251 925 0360 -1
Fax: +9251 925 0368