Cold wave set to hit Karachi from Sunday

KARACHI: Severe cold conditions combined with occasional gusty winds are likely to grip the city from Sunday with the temperature dropping to a single digit for at least three days, the Pakistan Meteorological Department said.

The westerly wave will bring gutsy Siberian winds with a speed from 22 to above 30 kilometers per hour, the weather report said.

The entry of the Siberian winds in Karachi will likely to bring the minimum temperature in the metropolis as down as four to five degree Celsius.

Meanwhile, the minimum and maximum temperatures recorded on Friday were 18 and 26 degrees Celsius, respectively.

Recent cold wave severity

Earlier cold wave that was continued in the port city for more than two weeks had become less severe recently.

In a severe cold spell in the metropolis, the minimum temperature bracketed between six to seven degree Celsius, as the city recorded its coldest night in the last 10 years when the mercury dropped to 5.6°Celsius on the new year night.

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