CHITRAL: Following continuous rain in Chitral for a couple of days, reports of snowfall in the upper mountainous areas of the valley surfaced on Friday, ending fears about an impending drought-like situation.
Gobor, Laspur, Beshgram along with other areas experienced two to six inches of snowfall due to which the temperature fell. However, the roads leading to the valley are open for traffic.
As per the Met Office, the average temperature recorded in the month of April was 15.5 C whereas the total rainfall recorded in the the last 24 hours is 20mm.
The current rains have come after a prolonged dry spell especially in upper Chitral. Farmers in upper Chitral villages said the rain was much needed and the snowfall in mountains would be beneficial in arras that depended on small streams for irrigation purposes.–Picture: Khizer Hayat Khan