CHITRAL: Mountains in higher Chitral and the encircling spaces gained the primary snow fall of the season on Thursday. The district of Chitral is likely one of the uncommon spaces of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (Ok-P) that experience no longer witnessed a unmarried spell of rain all the way through monsoon months this 12 months.
“Iciness snows have began within the higher spaces previous to their forecast,” Regional Director Met Place of business Mushtaq Shah instructed The Categorical Tribune.
“The primary snow fall used to be recorded within the Bonney house of higher Chitral whilst heavy rains had been additionally reported from the drought-hit spaces of decrease Chitral,” he stated.
“In keeping with customary climate patterns, spaces of Ok-P and Punjab get the primary snow fall of wintry weather in early November every 12 months. However this 12 months, we’re witnessing anomalies within the climate [pattern] when it comes to hailstorms and early arrival of the wintry weather season. We predict that the wintry weather might lengthen its presence within the hilly spaces of Ok-P and Punjab,” Shah added.
Locals additionally worry that because of the cruel climate in the summertime and the fast tempo of melting snow, the possibilities of flooding within the decrease districts of Ok-P and Chitral have greater.
In the meantime, heavy rain used to be additionally recorded in Malakand, Swabi and scattered spaces of the districts of Mardan and Peshawar.