Winter in Karachi: Coldest day in 100 year history is expected

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Karachi: Big news came regarding winter in Karachi as all previous temperature records are expected to break in upcoming days. 

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) reported on Monday that a westerly weather system, that caused light rain and cloudy weather in Karachi, has now shifted to Balochistan; the frosty wave witnessed recently is to continue till 18th of January.


The city of lights observing the icy weather marking new records is expected to witness a drop in mercury as low as 3 degrees Celsius, leaving the citizens to shiver and wither in cold. After the lowest recorded temperature of 3.3 degrees Celsius, on 11 February 1950, this will be Karachi’s lowest temperature drop in over 70 years of recorded history.

Various areas of Karachi received drizzles and slight rain on Sunday night in the midst of the Siberian wind system sub-zeroing the city.

The current rain situation will cause extensive rains across the country with heavy shower expected in parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, upper and central Punjab, Islamabad, Gilgit Baltistan, and Kashmir since Monday. While dispersed rains in south Punjab and north-western Balochistan to be seen as per reports of the PMD.

Snowfall is also probable in the upper parts of the GB,KP and Kashmir today.

The recent rain situation across the country has not only caused the drop in temperature but has also affected the flight schedules.

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