Heavy summer snowfall hits many areas across Chitral

Chitral receives first snowfall of season

CHITRAL: The streak is over folks, with Chitral waking up to its first significant snowfall of the season on Thursday morning.

Upper areas of Chitral, including Khot, Broghil, Mastuj and Gobor valley have received the first snowfall of the season.

Following showers and snowfall, the intensity of cold has increased in Chitral and surrounding areas.

Dropping temperatures forced residents to take out their jackets, sweaters, and blankets.

However, the cold weather has brought difficulties for the flood survivors in Chitral.

Scattered rain-thunderstorm (snowfall over the hills) is likely to receive in upper KP (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan divisions), upper FATA, north Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.

Earlier, the upper areas of Neelum Valley, including Grace, Arang Kel, and Shonthar experienced the first snowfall of the year during the wee hours on October 20.

The weather will remain dry in most of the plain districts of the province, while it will be cold in the northern areas, according to Met Office..

In Chitral and surrounding areas, it is expected to be partly cloudy with rain and light snowfall on the mountains. 


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