Karachi to experience cold wave as snow envelopes northern Pakistan


KARACHI: A new wave of cold is expected to hit the metropolis from Wednesday, as snow and rain continue in the north of the country.

According to the Meteorological Department, cold winds from Siberia are expected to start blowing in the city from tomorrow, bringing a fresh wave of cold which will persist through the week.

The minimum temperature recorded in Karachi today was 10.5 degrees Celsius.

Snowfall continued in Murree and surrounding areas overnight, with snow levels recorded at 4 inches.

Snow and rain continued in the mountains of Azad Kashmir and Diamer while intermittent rain was recorded in Chilas.

More rain-thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills is expected at scattered places in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, upper FATA, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, and at isolated places in upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Sargodha divisions) and Islamabad, the Met Office said.

Cold and dry weather is expected elsewhere in the country. Foggy conditions are likely over plain areas of Punjab and upper Sindh during morning hours.

The lowest temperatures recorded today in Quetta, Skardu, Kalat (-07°C), Dalbandin (-04°C) and Parachinar (-03°C).