Cold, foggy weather to prevail, says PMD


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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted a potential increase in the intensity of cold weather across the country as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan, and Punjab will stay under the grip of intensely cold weather with the mercury dropping to negative.

The National Weather Forecasting Center shared on its website that on Wednesday the weather will remain dry and cold in Murree, Gilyat, and surrounding areas.

However, Bahawalpur, Lahore, Sialkot, Narowal, Faisalabad, Multan, Dera Ghazi Khan and other areas of Punjab will witness severe fog and smog in the early morning and late at night.

Moreover, PMD predicted that the weather in Gilgit-Baltistan will be very cold and partly cloudy.

On the other hand, Sindh’s prediction indicates an increase in mercury compared to the previous week. According to the met office, a minimum temperature of 13 degrees Celsius has been recorded in Karachi and it is anticipated to increase to 14 Degrees Celsius in the afternoon.

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A week ago, the PMD had predicted that a fresh wave of winter in Karachi would enter in the commence of January.

Additionally, the weather will remain cold and dry in most of the districts of the province. There are chances of fog and smog in Jacobabad, Mohenjodaro, Sukkur, Larkana, Dadu, Ghotki and Padaidan during morning and night hours.

The mercury will remain between 6 to 14 degrees Celsius in the said area.

Furthermore, the weather will be cold and dry in most of the districts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, while it will be very cold in the upper districts.

However, it is expected to be partly cloudy in Chitral and surrounding areas with drizzle and light snowfall. Meanwhile, Mardan, Swabi, Charsada Nowshera, Peshawar and DI Khan are likely to be covered with fog during the morning and night hours.

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