KARACHI: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has said that the weather in the southern port city turned cold on Tuesday, with temperatures dropping to 16 degrees Celsius due to northwesterly winds.
The PMD said that the weather in Karachi is expected to be partly cloudy during the next 24 hours and light rain is likely in the city. The meteorological department added that northwesterly winds were recorded at a speed of 18 km per hour.
According to the Meteorological Department, the minimum temperature in Karachi was recorded at 16 degrees Celsius, and the maximum temperature is likely to remain in the range of 27-29 C.
The PMD said the humidity was 41 percent.
The first rain of the winter is expected this week
The PMD had warned last week that the weather in Karachi is likely to be cold as the city will receive the first rains of the winter season between November 23 and 25.
A PMD spokesman said there was no forecast of lightning with thunder. He noted that after the first rains of winter, the winds in Karachi could be stronger and colder than usual.
He said that after the first rain of winter, mercury may fall in Karachi and the severity of cold may increase.
Long cold in Karachi
Back in October, the PMD warned that a long winter was expected in the port city this year and that the theory would be released in the first week of November.
A PMD spokesman had said that the weather in Karachi was expected to be cold at night. As a result, the port will bring more cold nights to the city, he said.
“Because of the wind direction [every] “24 hours, cold at night.”
Rain in Sindh
In the rest of Sindh, rains lashed Jacobabad and its environs, with light drizzle in Larkana and Sukkur.
In Balochistan, in and around Chaman near the Pak-Afghanistan border, intermittent rains continued, with heavy rains, hail and thick fog affecting the flow of traffic on the Kozak top.
The Ziarat Valley and Mastung Valley also received intermittent rains, with snow falling in the nearby mountains, while Musa Khel, Pishin, Muslim Bagh and Kan Mehtarzai received light rains.
Cold winds, rain and snow have increased the severity of cold across the province.
Quetta, the capital of Balochistan, received intermittent light rains, with a minimum temperature of 6 C C, while Zhob, Kalat, Khuzdar, Panjgur and Gwadar recorded 1 ° C, 5 ° C and 6 ° C. Recorded, 10 C and 19 ° C, the Meteorological Department says.
PDMA issues Balochistan Advisory
In light of the disturbing, cold weather, the Provincial Disaster Management Authority for Balochistan (PDMA) has issued an advisory to citizens, warning local authorities to be vigilant and refrain from unnecessary travel. ۔
The PDMA said that there is a possibility of rain and snowfall in 20 districts of Balochistan from today to Thursday. These included Quetta, Zhob, Pishin, Sherani, Qila Saifullah, Qila Abdullah, Mastung, Kalat, Noshki, Khuzdar, Washik, Kharan, Panjgur, Ketch, Awaran, Lasbela, Chaghi and Gwadar.
The body directed the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) of the concerned districts to remain vigilant and keep heavy machinery ready in case of snowfall.
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