PESHAWAR- The Met Office here Thursday predicted isolated rain accompanied by hailstorm in Upper Khyber Pakthunkhwa in next two days.

According to spokesman of Met Office here, continental air was prevailing over most parts of the country, however, a westerly wave is likely to approach at northern parts of Balochistan on Friday and likely to grip upper and central parts of the country from Friday evening/night to Sunday.

In next 24 hours, mainly dry weather is expected in most parts of the

country. However, light rain is expected at a few places of Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Scattered rain with thunderstorm is expected in north Balochistan on Rain-thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds is also expected at scattered places of KP, upper Punjab, Islamabad, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan on Friday (Evening/Night) and Saturday.

In next 48 hours, isolated rain-thunderstorm may also occur in Makran  division, Upper Sindh and South Punjab on Friday/Saturday.

In next 48 hours, isolated heavy falls accompanied by hailstorm may also occur in KP (Malakand, Peshawar, Bannu and Kohat divisions), Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi and Sargodha divisions) and Kashmir during the period. Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir are also likely to receive rainfall during the said period.

Rain occurred at isolated places of Malakand, Peshawar, Kohat and Bannu  division, Rawalpindi and Kashmir/Gilgit-Baltistan in last 24 hours.

Parachinar has received maximum 50mm rain followed by Mianwali 17mm,  Kalam 15, Saidusharif 13, Chitral 12, Drosh 11, Mirkhani 10, Malamjabba & Noorpurthal 08, Dir 06, Bannu 05, Chakwal 03, Balakot 02, Cherat, Kohat, Hunza 01, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gilgit, Jhelum, Risalpur, Mandibahaudin, Mangla, Murree, Muzaffarabad, Peshawar, Sargodha, Kakul and Sakardu trace respectively.

Shaheed Benazirabad has remained the hottest place of the country where  39 C temperature was recorded while pollen account remained 24,085 per cubic meter.