LAHORE -- Parts of the country, including Lahore, received rainfall of varying intensities on Friday with experts predicting the wet spell to continue intermittently on Saturday (today).
Rain/thunderstorm occurred at scattered places in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Malakand, Hazara, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir and at isolated places in Nagarparkar, Thatta, Dadu, Shaheed Banzirabad, Quetta, Zhob and Khuzdar. Snowfall also occurred in Malamjabba, Murree, Astore, Skardu and Bagrote.
Rains, snowfall over the hills and continuously blowing winds caused decrease in the mercury level, increasing chill in weather.
Bagrote remained the coldest place in the country where mercury dropped 05 degree Celsius below the freezing point. Minimum temperature in Parachinar and Gupis was recorded -04C, Malamjabba, Astore and Kalam -03C, Hunza -02C, Chitral and Murree -01C.
In Lahore, overcast conditions, winds and scattered drizzle increased chill in weather by decreasing temperature. Minimum temperature in Lahore was recorded 11C.
People preferred to stay indoors to avoid exposure to harsh weather conditions. Excessive use of heaters at offices and homes led to low gas pressure. In certain localities, women faced hardships in cooking meals for families.
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