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Sunday April 21, 2024

Cold weather rages through Karachi

Currently, the winds are blowing from the northwest at a speed of 16 kilometres per hour, according to PMD

By Shawwala Aslam
March 03, 2024
People are busy in purchasing warm clothes due to cold weather at Aabpara Sunday weekly bazaar during rain in the Federal Capital on February 8,2024. —Online
People are busy in purchasing warm clothes due to cold weather at Aabpara Sunday weekly bazaar during rain in the Federal Capital on February 8,2024. —Online

The chilly weather in Karachi intensified on Sunday with temperature dipping to as low as 14 °C, two days after a spell of rain and thunderstorm hit the metropolis.

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Director Sardar Sarfaraz on Saturday said Karachi was expected to continue to experience cold and dry weather until Monday (March 4).

II Chundrigar Road, Saddar, Sarjani Town, Malir, North Karachi, Korangi Industrial Area, Orangi Town, Baldia Town, Manghopir, Northern Bypass, and Sohrab Goth Town were some of the city's areas that received heavy rain.

Currently, the winds are blowing from the northwest at a speed of 16 kilometres per hour, according to the PMD.

The Met Office said that weather in the port city will remain dry, cold and cloudy for the next 24 hours. It added that the minimum temperature was recorded at 13°C today.

Meanwhile, the Met department said that the humidity in the air was 28%. "The maximum temperature is likely to go up to 24 to 26°C," it added.

'No chance of more rain'

Meanwhile, weather expert Jawad Memon Saturday said there was no chance of more rain in Karachi as the westerly waves had departed. He said the sky would remain clear and dry with cold nights.

He said the wave of unseasonal cold in Karachi would be short-lived as the winds from Quetta would continue to blow for a few days and might touch the speed of 30 to 40 kilometres an hour.