AJK Lashes With Much-awaited First Heavy Rains And Snowfall Of

AJK lashes with much-awaited first heavy rains and snowfall of

MIRPUR (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 06th Jan, 2017 ) , :With the much-awaited rains in plains and snow on upper reaches, the dry spell that persisted in Azad Jammu and Kashmir for over a couple of month ended we hours Friday.

The inclement weather led to a dip in the day temperature. However, the night temperature improved to intolerable chillness in the top mountainous terrain of the liberated territory. The persistent long dryness for past over two months caused seasonal diseases including allergy, flue and fever in various parts of AJK besides reducing the water level in rivers and dams to alarming extent because of the lack of rains in the region.

Various parts of Azad Jammu & Kashmir received first heaviest rainfall of the winter in the plains besides the snowfall at the upper reaches of the State mid night of Thursday and Friday. Various parts of the AJK including Mirpur, Muzaffarabad, Neelam and Leepa valleys, Kotli, Bhimbher, Rawalakot besides some adjoining areas of the state lashed with the inaugural heavy down pour of the season coupled with mild thunder storm mid last night turning the weather more chilly and forcing the people to go into the heavy clothing.

Top mountainous Neelam and Leepa vallies received snow fall since Thursday night and the population in the snow-clad areas went confined into their houses, some of the dwellers of the snow-clad areas of Neelam valley told this news agency over telephone on Friday.

In Mirpur, the rains, with wind storm of mild intensity, started at the mid last night which was continuing intermittently till Friday afternoon. Metrological department, has, predicted continuation of the rainfall in plains and snowfall at top mountainous parts of the AJK during next 24 hours. The entire region was passing through the dry weather since the advent of the winter.