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KARACHI: The Siberian winds have unleashed a cold wave in Karachi with minimum temperature dropped between 09 – 11 ºCelsius, according to the met office.
In a statement, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) earlier said that the minimum temperature likely to plunge by six to eight degrees Celsius this week. The mercury could drop to 07 ºCelsius in the port city during the next 24 hours.
With winter slowly taking hold, the temperature in the port city is expected to fall even further as the severe cold in the city of Quetta influences Karachi’s weather. Northeast winds are blowing at a speed of 18 kilometres per hour, said PMD.
In the last week of the year 2020, Siberian winds are expected to enter the country on December 28 or 29 affecting the normal routine life. The cold wave could break 52 years record of the lowest temperature in the country.
Cold and dry weather prevails in most parts of the country. On Tuesday, Quetta froze after temperatures fell to -9 degrees Celsius. Multiple cities across Balochistan have been gripped in cold ever since December started.
Fog engulfs plain areas of Punjab and upper Sindh during the morning and night hours. A frosty wave will affect various parts of Pakistan from December 25 or 26, resulting in the drop of Mercury from one or two degrees Celsius to minus-one or two in various parts.