PESHAWAR: The Metrological Department has predicted more rain in most parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the next 24 hours.

According to the Met Office, rain was reported from different parts of the province on Tuesday. Balakot and Malam Jabba received 17mm rain, Dir received 15mm, Kakul received 13, Kalam 12mm, Cherat 10mm, Timergara 9mm, Saidu Sharif 7mm and Kohistan received 6mm rain.

Snowfall has also been reported from mountainous area. The mountains of Ashiri Darra in Upper Dir, Kohistan, Kumrat, Siasan, Barawal and Lowari Top have received snowfall which has turned the weather extremely cold. The Met Office said the current spell of rains is likely to persist till Friday.

Minimum temperature in Peshawar today (Wednesday) is expected at 14 degrees centigrade, while maximum temperature is expected at 27 degrees centigrade. The weather in the capital city is expected to remain the same during the next two days and temperature is also likely to drop further up to 12 degrees centigrade.

TNN correspondent from Upper Dir reported that the mountainous areas have received heavy snowfall after which temperature has dropped significantly and people are wearing warm clothes.

A spokesman for the Pakistan Metrological Department (PMD) said widespread rain/wind-thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills is expected at all districts of Upper KP, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir and at scattered places in Lower KP (DI Khan, Lakki Marwat, Bannu, Karak, Tank, Kurram, Kohat and Waziristan) from Tuesday night to Friday. The spokesperson said rain/wind-thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills is also expected at scattered places in districts of northwest Balochistan (Quetta, Pishin and Zhob). Scattered rain/wind-thunderstorm is expected at districts of upper/central Punjab on Wednesday and Thursday.

Isolated heavy falls may also occur in upper parts of the country. Hailstorm is also expected at isolated places during the period. Landslides due to heavy rainfall may occur at Malakand, Hazara and Kashmir areas. All the concerned Authorities are advised to remain alert during the forecast period.

The PMD said weather remained cloudy in most parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the last 24 hours. However rain thunderstorm occurred with gusty winds at scattered places in Peshawar, Mardan, DI Khan, Kohat, Hazara and Malakand Divisions.