WEATHER UPDATE: Rain and snowfall is expected in upper parts of the country, including Lahore, Islamabad and Rawalpindi during the weekend according to a press release issued by the Pakistan Meteorological Department.
According to the weather update issued by the Met Office, a westerly wave is likely to enter western parts of the country on Saturday (evening/night) and likely to grip upper parts of the country on Sunday causing rain and snowfall.
The press release stated:
Rain with snowfall over the hills is expected in Quetta, Zhob, Ziarat, Barkhan and Qila Saifullah during Saturday (evening/night)/Sunday.
Rain with snowfall over the hills is expected in Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Kohat, Peshawar, Kurum, Bannu, Waziristan, D.I Khan, Islamabad, Potohar region, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Jhang, Sialkot, during Saturday (evening/night) to Monday (morning).
Light rain is also expected in Multan, Sahiwal, Okara, D. G Khan, T. T Singh, Faisalabad, Bhakkar and Layyah on Sunday.
Murree, Galliyat, Dir, Sawat, Kohistan, Shangla, Mansehra, Astore, Hunza Valley, Neelum Valley, Bagh and Rawalkot may receive good snowfall during the period.
Cold wave conditions are likely to grip upper parts of the country. Foggy conditions may intensify in plain areas of the country with frost in Potohar region and adjoining areas after this wet spell.
This is a copy of the press release regarding rain and snowfall in the upper parts of the country: