RAWALPINDI: The weather in the twin cities turned pleasant after a light drizzle on Friday while more rain is expected in the next 48 hours.
Rainfall began at sunrise and continued throughout the day until evening, creating a mess on roads in low-lying areas. According to a Met official, a westerly wave is affecting western and upper parts of the country and will persist till Sunday which means rain-wind-thunderstorm (with isolated hailstorm) is expected in upper/central Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Kohat, Bannu, Peshawar, Kurram, Waziristan, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Sargodha, Bhakkar, Khushab, Mianwali, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Narowal, Sialkot, Lahore, Kasur, Faisalabad, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan and Jhang.
There was a thunderstorm in districts of KP, Balochistan, Kashmir, upper Sindh, Punjab, Islamabad and GB. The Met office recorded 3 mm of rain at airport and Zero Point, 2mm at Saidpur, 1mm at Golra and Bokra in Islamabad, 2mm at Shamsabad and 1mm at Chaklala in Rawalpindi whereas 4mm in Murree.