Rare snowfall in Pakistan’s picturesque Valley of Kalam breaks 30 years’ record
Kalam Valley of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province (KP) in Pakistan received rare snowfall in the month of May breaking 30-year-old record .
The heavy snowfall blanketed the mountain tops as winter returned back in the KP’s Swat, Chitral, Dir Upper and Lower districts after rainfall and hailstorm in the region.
Reportedly the snowfall dropped the mercury considerably and forced people to wear “warm clothes” in the month of May, which is unusually warm.
The hailstorm also damaged the crops in Swat, Dir and Chitral districts. Kalam received 17mm rainfall while snowfall reported in upper areas of the region has been a record.
Snowfall in May has happened after 30 years. The wet spell has brought back cold weather in the area.
Dry weather will prevail in most of the plain areas in the country, according to the bureau report.
However, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Potohar region, Islamabad, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan will receive rain with gusty winds with thunderstorm, while hailstorm is also expected at some places.
In last 24 hours maximum rainfall (27mm) was reported in Kashmir’s Rawlakot, Kalam 17mm, Malam Jabba 22mm, Hafizabad 19mm, Joharabad 15mm, Chakwal and Mangla 12mm.
On Saturday maximum temperature was recorded 42˚C at Shaheed Benazirabad, Larkana, Mohenjo Daro and Padidan districts of Sindh province.