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KARACHI: A new wave of cold is expected to hit the metropolis from Wednesday, as snow and rain continue in the north of the country.
According to the Meteorological Department, cold winds from Siberia will start blowing in the city from tomorrow, bringing a fresh wave of cold which will persist through the week.
Minimum temperature recorded in Karachi today was 10.5 degrees Celsius.
Snowfall continued in Murree and surrounding areas overnight, with snow levels recorded at 4 inches.
Snow and rain continued in the mountains of Azad Kashmir and Diamer. Intermittent rain was recorded in Chilas.
More rain-thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills is expected at scattered places in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, upper FATA, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, and at isolated places in upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Sargodha divisions) and Islamabad, the Met Office said.
Cold and dry weather is expected elsewhere in the country. Foggy conditions are likely over plain areas of Punjab and upper Sindh during morning hours.
Today’s lowest temperatures were recorded in Quetta, Skardu, Kalat (-07°C), Dalbandin (-04°C) and Parachinar (-03°C).
Fog envelopes parts of Punjab
Fog enshrouded parts of Multan, Gojra, Chiniot, Chichawatni, Pakpattan, Sadiqabad and nearby areas early Tuesday morning.
Visibility suffered on the National Highway. According to a Motorway spokesperson, visibility was reduced to zero to 30 metres on the route from Chichawatni and Multan to Sadiqabad.
Authorities have warned against unnecessary travel due to the persisting fog. Travelers are advised to switch on fog lights to avoid any untoward incident.