KARACHI: Mercury on the scale dropped to 13 degree centigrade in Karachi where first winter rain continued for about 24 hours, crippling life in the city, Samaa reported Saturday.
The intermittent spell of rain, that started Friday afternoon, continued in Karachi till Saturday, further intensifying the cold to 13 degree centigrade.
The wet spell is likely to continue till Sunday.
According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), maximum rain in Karachi was recorded 41 mm at PAF Masroor 41, followed by 25 mm in North Nazimabad.
People hardly made it to their offices and businesses, with thin public transport on roads, as the rainfall paralyzed civic life in the metropolis.
Three people were reported dead in rain-related incidents in Karachi.
Rain also occurred in Dadu, Jacobabad, Larkana, Quetta, Sibbi, Lasbela, Zhob, Jhang, Layyah, Bhakkar, D.G. Khan, D.I. Khan, Parachinar.
Snowfall was recorded in Quetta and northern areas, including Azad Kashmir, sending a cold wave across the country.
Lowest temperature was recorded -14°C in Skardu.
An active western disturbance is affecting Balochistan & adjoining areas and likely to persist over central and upper parts till Wednesday.
Next 24 hrs:
Rain-thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills is expected at a number of places in Balochistan, at scattered places in Islamabad, KP, Punjab, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir while at isolated places in Sindh.
Next 48 hrs:
Rain-thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills is expected at a number of places in Balochistan, at scattered places in Islamabad, KP, Punjab, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.
Rain-thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills occurred at scattered places in Sindh, Balochistan while at isolated places in south Punjab, D.I. Khan division and upper FATA.
Rainfall (mm) / snowfall (inches):
Sindh: Karachi (PAF Masroor 41, PAF Faisal 27, north Nazimabad 25, north Karachi 23, Model Observatory 19, Airport 13, Landhi 08, Gulshane Hadid 07), Dadu 11, Jacobabad 06, Larkana 05, Moen-jo-Daro 02.
Balochistan: Dalbandin 22, Quetta (city 20, Airport 18), Sibbi 15, Barkhan 12, Ormara 11, Lasbela 04, Zhob 02, Kalat 01
Punjab: Jhang 03, Layyah, Bhakkar 02, D.G. Khan, Noorpur Thal 01, KP: D.I. Khan 03, Parachinar 01.
Snowfall (inches): Zhob 02, Quetta 01.
Today's Lowest Minimum Temperatures:
Skardu -14°C, Kalam -10°C, Gupis -09°C, Gilgit, Bagrote, Astore -07°C, Parachinar, Kalat, Malamjabba -06°C, Dir, Rawalakot -05°C, Hunza -04°C, Quetta, Drosh, Chitral, Murree -03°C, Kakul, Chillas -02°C. – Samaa
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Story first published: 14th January 2017