Karachi braces for frosty cold

By: News Desk      Published: 02:11 PM, 19 Jan, 2021
Karachi braces for frosty cold
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The Pakistan Meteorological Department has predicted a cold wave in Karachi that could persist for the next week, bringing down the temperature to just 7-degree Celsius, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Tuesday. 

The Met Office predicted a new wave of cold is expected to buffet the megacity from January 27 in which temperatures would likely fall to 7-degree Celsius.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 11 degrees Celsius on Tuesday morning while the humidity recorded was 22 percent.

Though the current mercury level is hovering over 20, the maximum temperature recorded was 24-degree Celsius in Karachi which could further up and hit 28-degree Celsius. The Met department said no rain is expected in Karachi for now. 

The weather department said fog is likely to persist in plain areas of Punjab and upper Sindh and very cold weather is expected in Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and north Balochistan, while cold and dry weather is likely in other parts of the country.

Tuesday’s lowest temperature (°C): Skardu -12°C, Astore -09°C, Bagrote -06°C, Hunza, Parachinar and Kalam -05°C.