News @ 3 – 27th October 2018

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has been in the grip of the dry spell including twin cities of Rawalpindi, Islamabad and the surrounding region, the met office said.

The total rainfall in twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad during October had been less than 1mm whereas the average normal rainfall in the region in this month remains 31.7mm.

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) had predicted 10pc rain across the country in October with two or three spells of light to moderate rains.

But the weather pattern remained unpredictable and there was no sign of downpour in the remaining days of the month in the region.

According to weather pundits, the situation was not different in Murree either where the total rainfall up to Oct 26 had been more than 80pc below normal rain, with only 13mm rainfall against the normal pattern of 63.1mm.

The rainfall had been below normal in the previous month too, leading to water shortage in many parts of the country.

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