Kalat shivers at -11°C as cold wave grips Pakistan
January 11, 2021 04:05 AM
Pakistan continued to be in the grip of severe cold with the temperature plunging below mercury level in several cities, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Sunday.
The Balochistan city of Kalat was the hardest hit where the temperature dropped to -11 degrees Celcius.
However, in other areas of north Balochistan and the country’s Northern Areas the mercury dipped to minus nine degrees Celcius.
Dense fog is ruling the plain areas of Pakistan especially in Punjab and Sindh, says Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).
The weather in Islamabad remained pleasant with a maximum temperature of 18°C and the lowest of 5°C. Lahore experienced similar weather with temperatures dropping as low as 4°C at night and 13°C in the day.
In Karachi, the lowest temperature was between 6°C and 8°C with an air humidity of 11%.
In the last 24 hours, Karachi experienced a minimum temperature of 6.1°C, Kalat recorded -11°C, Quetta Valley 8°C and Surab -9°C.
Meanwhile, Motorway M3 from Lahore to Darkhana remained closed due to dense fog. According to Motorway Police, the M4 from Pindi Bhattian to Shorkot and Khanewal Motorway from Multan was also closed due to fog.
"Moreover, Motorway M5 from Multan to Rohri is also shut for traffic due to the unsuitable weather conditions,” the spokesperson added.
The spokesperson further said that foggy conditions are likely to prevail on National Highway in Lahore, Pattoki, Okara, Sahiwal, Chichawatni, Mian Channu, Khanewal and Multan, and Harappa.
The Motorway police advised citizens to use front and rear fog lights in vehicles to avert any mishap on road.