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Heavy snowfall leaves tourists stranded – Watch

Rain and heavy snowfall in upper Punjab, including Murree, and different parts in KP, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir led to closure of roads, leaving many tourists stranded in the hilly areas. Watch this report…  

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Watch: Snow adds to beauty of Miandam valley in Swat

Watch beautiful view of Miandam valley in Swat where tourists are enjoying the recent snowfall.

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Watch: Mesmerizing view of Murree after snowfall

Hilly areas in upper Punjab, including Murree, and different parts in KP, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir have been receiving heavy snowfall for last few days. Following the unusual high levels of snowfall and heavy rain, tourists enjoyed the season at popular hill stations but now the extreme weather has left them stranded at various…

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Tonga declares state of emergency as cyclone looms

  Tonga declared a state of emergency Monday as a powerful cyclone bears down on the Pacific island nation after wreaking havoc in neighbouring Samoa. Acting Prime Minister Semisi Sika issued the nationwide alert, saying he was “satisfied that an emergency is happening or is about to happen in the kingdom”. Severe Tropical Cyclone Gita…

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Cold intensifies as mercury dips to minus 10°C in Quetta

QUETTA: Recent snowfall in Balochistan and northern areas increased cold across the country, as mercury dropped to minus 10 degree centigrade. The Meteorological Department has predicted mainly cold and dry weather in most parts next 24 hours. Next 48 hrs: Mainly cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country. However, light rain…

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It is one of hottest years right now in Australia

SYDNEY: Australia sweltered through its third-hottest year on record in 2017 despite the lack of a warming El Nino weather phenomenon, official figures showed Wednesday. Seven of the vast continent’s 10 warmest years have occurred since 2005, with only 2011 cooler than average, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said in its annual climate statement. “Despite…

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Mercury soars to 117 degrees in Sydney as brutal heatwave sweeps country

SYDNEY: Temperatures across Australia soared to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit due to a brutal heatwave across the country. According to a foreign news agency, mercury reached 117 degrees Fahrenheit in the New South Wales region on Sunday which made it the hottest weather in Sydney for the past 78 years. The police of Victoria state…

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Arctic blast freezes US, Canada amid NY airport chaos

The eastern United States and Canada shivered under record-breaking low temperatures Saturday as Arctic blasts followed a deadly winter storm that left airports struggling to cope with the backlog of flights. In Canada, temperatures approaching minus 50 degrees Celsius (minus 58 degrees Fahrenheit) were forecast in northern Ontario and Quebec. Arctic air and dangerously cold…

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Doodh-Jalebi becomes top delicacy in winter

The federal capital, Islamabad, is freezing under dropping temperature forcing the citizens to look for food that may help fight the chilled winds. Know more in Abid Ali’s report.

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Watch: Quetta receives first snowfall of the year

NEWS DESK: Quetta and Ziarat received the first snowfall on Thursday. Quetta also received rainfall of 1mm during the last 24 hours. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, a shallow westerly wave is prevailing over the upper parts of the country and is likely to persist for the next 24 to 36 hours. Meanwhile, mainly cold…

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New year could bring record low temperatures to U.S. Midwest, East Coast

NEW YORK: Bitterly cold weather will usher in the new year for much of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains this weekend, bringing record low temperatures to the Midwest, making travel difficult and putting a chill on New Year’s Eve celebrations. The mercury in New York City’s Times Square was expected to drop…

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Cold Canada cancels some New Year’s events

OTTAWA: Canadians pride themselves on living with cold weather — but sub-zero temperatures proved too much even for them Friday, with concerts canceled and ski hills closed for safety reasons during an extreme year-end cold snap. Temperatures almost reached -58 F (-50 C) in two central Canadian cities, Regina and Winnipeg. In the capital Ottawa,…

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Cold Canada cancels some New Year’s events

Canadians pride themselves on living with cold weather — but sub-zero temperatures proved too much even for them Friday, with concerts canceled and ski hills closed for safety reasons during an extreme year-end cold snap. Temperatures almost reached -58 F (-50 C) in two central Canadian cities, Regina and Winnipeg. In the capital Ottawa, meanwhile,…

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Bitter Arctic chill hits Canada, northern and central US

A bitter Arctic chill settled across Canada and much of the United States Thursday, forcing people indoors, stranding motorists with dead car batteries and complicating firefighting duties. In Canada, firefighters saw water at times freeze in their hoses as they battled an overnight blaze south of Montreal, in Quebec province. Environment Canada increased the number…

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Arctic cold grips Canada, northern United States

A homeless man froze to death at a bus stop in Ohio and people in Pennsylvania resorted to a bulldozer to clear snow Wednesday, as an Arctic snap gripped most of Canada and the northern United States. In Canada, extreme cold warnings were issued for scores of communities across the country, including the heavily-populated provinces…

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Cold, dry weather expected in most parts of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast mainly cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country. According to the weather department, mainly cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country for the next 24 hours. “Dense foggy conditions are likely to prevail over central/southern Punjab and upper…

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Philippines storm death toll climbs to 182: police

The death toll from a tropical storm in the southern Philippines hit 182 early Sunday, with 153 people still missing, police said. Tropical Storm Tembin has lashed the country’s second largest island of Mindanao since Friday, triggering flash floods and mudslides. Regional officials confirmed more fatalities in three provinces and one city, after rescuers pulled…

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Hail in Karachi: Take a look at some of these amazing pictures

The showers were accompanied by thunder and lightning as well as gusty winds. PHOTO: NIDA HUSSAIN KARACHI: Karachi witnessed its first hailstorm after at least four years in the early hours of Monday. It was also the first winter rain of the season. Hail and rain were witnessed in different parts of the city, including…

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Hail in Karachi has stirred up a storm on Twitter!

PHOTO: NIDA HUSSAIN KARACHI: Rain and hailstorm hit various parts of Karachi in the early hours of Monday. Samaa TV reported that hail hit Karachi after a good four years. In a city where we barely experience any rain, Twitterati could not contain their reactions to the tiny pellets of snow descending upon the usually…

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Tiny pellets of hail descend upon Karachi

Hailstones collected during downpour in Karachi. Rain and hailstorm hit various parts of the metropolis in the early hours of Monday. PHOTO: Twitter KARACHI: The nocturnal lifestyle of Karachi’s night owls paid off late Sunday night as a number of people witnessed pellets of hail descending upon the City of Lights. Rain and hailstorm hit various…

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Tourists throng Murree to enjoy snowfall

Tourists throng the popular destination, Murree, to witness season’s mesmerizing snowfall at the hill station. Rain and snowfall continued for the third day at scattered places in Punjab, Kashmir, KP, FATA and Gilgit-Baltistan, further plunging the mercury. Since Monday, the popular hill station Murree has also been receiving heavy snowfall. The snowfall has left tourists…

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