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Karachi likely to receive freezing winds, rain today, says Met office


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

12th January, 2020
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Balochistan receiving rain and snowfall while the met office has forecast chances of rain with occasional gusty winds in Karachi here on Sunday (today).

Minimum temperature in Karachi went down to 06-08 degree Celsius on Saturday night, met office said.

The port city experience gusty winds with wind speed 46 kilometers per hour, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said.

A westerly weather system has entered in Sindh under its influence the city will likely to receive light rain or drizzle on Sunday.

A spell of very cold weather expected to begin from Monday.

It will likely to continue till January 22, report said.

The minimum temperature in Karachi expects to plunge to five to six degree Celsius on the nights of January 15 and 17.

Five passenger vehicles stranded at Kaachar area of Mashkel in Balochistan due to heavy rainfall.

The vehicles carrying more than 25 passengers including women and children, reports said.

Moreover, snowfall blocked the highway from Mehtarzai to Zhob.

Several vehicles stranded in the severe cold weather at the inter-provincial highway with dozens of passengers.

Heavy falls may generate flash flooding in districts of Turbat, Kech, Panjgur, Kalat, Quetta and Awaran during Sunday.

Heavy snowfall also expected in districts of Quetta, Ziarat, Qilla Abdullah and Pishin during the period, the weather department said.

Snowfall is also recorded in Ziarat, Malam Jabba, Kalam, Bagrot, Skardu and Parachinar.

Today’s recorded Lowest minimum Temperatures (°C): Skardu -13, Astore -10°Celsius, Gupis, Bagrote -09°C.

Whereas, Parachianr -07°C, Hunza -05, Gilgit, Malamjabba, Kalam -04°Celsius and Gilgit -03°C.

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