Snowfall pummelled Galyat on Monday as the winter breeze hit the the northern areas of the country, i14 News reported.
According to the meteorological department, more rain and thunderstorms accompanied by snowfall is expected over the hills at scattered places in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), Federally Administered Tribal Areas( Fata), northern Punjab, the federal capital, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
While cold and dry weather is also expected elsewhere in the country.
Malamjabba, Murree, Ziarat , Kalam, and Rawalakot have all seen snowfall.
The lowest temperatures were experienced in Skardu and Parachinar with minus five degree Celcius.
Rain is expected in most areas of the country with snowfall in northern areas.
Rain is expected in the next 48 hours in different areas of the country and snowfall in upper areas.
Rain is expected on February 13 in Quetta, Zhob, DG Khan, Multan, Sahiwal, Bhawalpur division, with snowfall in Malakand, Hazara division, Kashmir, G-B, Murree and Galiyat.
The lowest recorded temperatures in the last 24 hours include Islamabad where it was one degrees celsius, Lahore where six degrees was recorded, Peshawar with two degrees and Quetta with minus three.
India is all set to celebrate its 69th Republic Day with the much-needed pomp and show. This time, the country on the occasion has also invited ten ASEAN leaders as chief guests at the Republic Day celebrations in Delhi. Thus, Rajpath, like every year, will be decked up for the celebratory event. Meanwhile, other major cities will also celebrate Republic Day in their own way.
Let us check out the weather across major cities in India on Republic Day:
Delhi: Talking about Delhi, sky conditions are expected to remain clear. There may be appearance of dense fog during the morning hours, but it will clear thereafter. The minimum temperature will settle around 7-8 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, the maximum temperature will hover around 21 degrees Celsius.
Mumbai: The commercial capital of India on Republic Day will remain warm during the day, with sunny sky conditions. The minimum temperature will hover around 16-17 degrees, while the maximum temperature will be around 31 degrees Celsius. Sky will remain clear and sunny, with light winds of 10 kmph.
Chennai: The capital city of Tamil Nadu, Chennai will also remain warm during the afternoon. As far as sky conditions are concerned, they will remain clear with few patches of clouds. Night and morning will also be little warm. The maximum and minimum temperatures will be around 30 degrees and 21-22 degrees Celsius, respectively.
Bengaluru: The city of Bengaluru may have fog for very short duration during the morning hours, but it is expected to lift up at a rapid pace. The day will remain comfortable with sunny and clear sky conditions. The maximum temperature will range around 28-29 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, the minimum temperature will settle close to 14-15 degrees.
Kolkata: The City of Joy will remain dry, with sunny sky conditions. The minimum temperature will settle around 14 degrees with maximums hovering close to 27 degrees. The day will be slightly warm with pleasant nights.
Hyderabad: The capital city of newbie state Telangana will also remain dry on Republic Day. The minimum temperature will settle around 14-15 degrees, with maximums ranging around 30 degrees Celsius. Sky is expected to remain clear and sunny.
Ahmedabad: The city of Ahmedabad is expected to remain clear with sunny sky conditions. The minimums will be around 11 degrees Celsius, while maximum will be close to 27 degrees Celsius.
PESHAWAR: The meteorological department on Saturday predicted mostly cold and partly cloudy weather in most parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with chances of rain, thunderstorm, gusty winds and snowfall over the hills.
Rain and thunderstorm are also expected at isolated places in Malakand, Swat, Chitral, Upper and Lower Dir, Shangla, Buner, Abbottabad, Kohistan, Mansehra, Torghar and Battagram districts and also the Kurram, Mohmand and Bajaur Agencies during the next 24 hours.
Mostly sunny weather was predicted for Gilgit-Baltistan during the next 24 hours, while minimum temperatures of -7 degree Celsius in Kalam, -4 in Chitral, -3 in Malamjabba, -2 in Parachinar and Saidu, -2 in Darosh and Taimargara were also recorded.
Two Pakistani military helicopters began an operation Saturday to rescue two European mountain climbers stuck on a Himalayan peak, officials said.
Karrar Haidri, a top official of the Pakistan Alpine Federation, said four volunteers from a Polish expedition were airlifted to the base camp of Pakistan’s Nanga Parbat mountain and dropped close to the two stranded climbers, identified as Tomasz Mackiewicz of Poland and Elisabeth Revol of France.
He said the volunteers had spotted the two mountaineers, and were climbing to 7,000 meters (22,965 feet) above sea level to try to reach them until nightfall Saturday.
Mackiewicz reportedly is suffering from snow blindness and altitude sickness. Haidri said a clearer report of how the climbers were doing should emerge by Sunday morning.
Earlier in the day Haidri said the local weather was bad, with temperatures at minus 60 degrees Celsius at the height where the climbers are stuck.
A military statement said the two military helicopters began the rescue mission on the request of the Polish and French embassies.
The 8,126-meter- (26,660-foot) Nanga Parbat is the ninth-highest in the world.
These pictures show flooding which has closed a road in a North Devon town this afternoon.
photographer Rob Tibbles captured these images today showing flooding at Westaway Plain, Barnstaple.
Devon and Cornwall Police issued an alert stating that Westaway Plain is closed in both directions due to flooding between A39 North Road and Mear Top / Northfield Lane.
A forecaster stated: “Any remaining rain and drizzle will tend to ease through the evening, although skies will remain largely cloudy, with fog over the higher ground.
“Tomorrow will have a cloudy and breezy start to the day, with patchy drizzle over hills. Some brighter spells are possible mid morning onwards, and it will be very mild.”
The Met Office stated that Monday will start off dry but will turn wet later one.
A forecaster stated: “It will be largely dry on Tuesday after a cold start, however further rain overnight.
“Colder with sunshine and blustery showers on Wednesday, perhaps wintry.”
SNOW and cold gale-force winds of up to 80mph will sweep some areas of the UK today as the Met Office issues further weather warnings.
But where will is snow in the UK today? These weather maps show where it is most likely.
Scotland is on alert for snow later as temperatures plummet ahead of a cold front sweeping the UK.
Weather maps from WX Charts show that some parts of northern Scotland can expect 1cm of snow per hour later, well into the early hours of tomorrow morning.
A severe Met Office weather warning for wind is also in place for the Highlands, Orkney and Shetland from 4pm until 4am tomorrow.
The Met Office tweeted just before 11am: “Strong winds across the north of Scotland later on today and overnight may lead to transport delays and short term power outages #weatheraware”
The Met Office weather warning said: Gusts of 60-70 mph are likely quite widely whilst over Orkney and southern Shetland gusts may come close to 80 mph in a few places.
“Peak winds will occur during Saturday evening and night. Winds will then ease from the south and west later in the night and early Sunday morning.”
The severe gales will also bring blustery showers, “some heavy and prolonged”, the Met Office said.
Britain is braced for a further Arctic blast to sweep in early next week.
Bookies have already slashed the odds on next month being the coldest February on record to 2-1 from 5-1.
Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead said: “It has been a bleak January as far as the weather is concerned and punters are backing next month to be a freezing cold one.”
The betmaker is also predicting extreme wind speeds of 100 mph in Britain this weekend, offering odds of 6-4.
Snow will sweep into Scotland by 6pm tonight.
A Met Office sever weather warning for wind is in place from 4pm until 4am in parts of Scotland
WeatherAction’s Piers Corbyn warned a bout of “extreme cold” will grip Britain in the next few days as a pool of brutally cold air sinks over the country.
He said: “We are forecasting a period of extreme cold and heavy snow during the end of this month and into the start of February.
“This could affect all parts of the UK including southern regions with strong winds likely to bring blizzard conditions driven by a polar vortex event.
“There will be some thundery, stormy conditions leading to outbreaks of thundersnow with extreme biting winds making it feel colder than temperatures may suggest.
The majority of the UK will wake up to a wet and damp morning as the rain falls across the country.
While the weather is expected to improve in some areas as the day progresses, rai is set to continue to torment the north of the country.
Alex Deakin, a meteorologist for the Met Office, said: “We may see some bright, even sunny, spells across East Anglia and the Southeast, but only for a time.
“For most it’s a wet Saturday morning.”
The organisation’s website has also warned the day will be “windy with severe gales” possible in the far north.
However, despite the rain and wind temperatures are expected to remain mild with temperatures reaching highs of 12 degrees.
Mr Deakin added: “Temperatures higher than Fridays, relatively mild with double digits in many places.”
However, he added the weather would be “feeling colder, especially where the rain persists and with the strength of the wind.”