SWAT, 11 December: Weather has turned chilly after rain in the plain areas and snowfall in mountainous areas of Swat.

The people have expressed jubilation over the first rain of winter and tourists have started thronging Malam Jabba, Kalam and our tourist places in the scenic Swat valley.

The local people said diseases were spreading in the area due to lack of rain since the last few months. The faithful were also praying for the rain to end drought-like situation as lack of rains was also affecting the crops and orchards.