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January 15, 2020

City shivers as mercury drops to 7.50C again

Karachi

January 15, 2020

The mercury dropped to a record 7.5 degrees Celsius in the city on Tuesday, for the second time in the current season.

Earlier, the temperature had fallen to 7.5 degrees Celsius in the city last Thursday. The maximum temperature recorded on Tuesday was 23.3 degree Celsius with the relative humidity recorded in the morning at 87 per cent, while it dropped to 23 per cent in the evening. The wind speed in the city was eight to 10 kilometres per hour as the wind direction was north/northeast.

According to the spokesman for the Meteorological Office in Karachi, the current cold spell in the city will continue up till January 21, and on Friday or Saturday the minimum mercury level would further decrease. The speed of chilly winds would increase up to 20 to 25 kilometres per hour owing to which daytime temperatures would also stay low, between 20 to 23 degrees Celsius.

The spokesman denied the rumours doing the rounds on social media that the minimum mercury level in the city would drop to such a level later in the week that it would break the 100-year-old meteorological record of the city.

Warm clothes

District South Deputy Commissioner Irshad Ali Sodhar along with TV actor Farhan Ali Agha distributed blankets and other warm clothes among shelter-less people at different locations of Karachi.

The distribution of blankets and warm clothes were distributed on the instruction of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in view of the persisting spell of cold weather in the city.

The distribution of clothes to benefit destitute people took place at Cantonment Railway Station, Civil Hospital Karachi and the shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi, all situated District South of the city.