Pakistan – Two women die of cold

Karachi – Coldest winter in 10 years.

1 Jan 2021 QUETTA: At least two women were found dead on Wednesday due to the prevailing cold weather in the provincial capital of Balochistan. According to police, two women coming from Sariab area of Quetta were on their way by-foot to their village but unfortunately could not reach their destination and were found dead in the mountainous area of Zarkhu on the outskirts of Quetta.

Karachi – Coldest winter in 10 years.
With the temperature dropping to 5.6°C, the port city broke a 10-year record for the lowest temperature on Friday. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the last time Karachi’s temperature dropped lowest at 6.5°C was in 2014.

Previously, the Met Office had predicted that the cold wave would last till Sunday, January 3, with temperature dropping as low as 7°C.

Twin cities in grip of biting cold
RAWALPINDI: Temperature dropped to -1°C in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad on the last day of 2020 on Thursday while the Meteorological Department has predicted -2°C for Friday (today).

The presence of biting cold has made the lives of the residents of twin cities difficult. Due to shortage of the natural gas, the people have turned to alternative sources to cook meals.

“December 19 was the coldest day in Islamabad this season when the temperature dropped to -1.5°C, but Dec 31 recorded -1°C,” said Rashid Bilal, Met Office spokesman while talking to Dawn.
He said it was expected the temperature would further drop one degree in federal capital and adjoining garrison city on the first day of New Year 2021.

He said minus degree Celsius temperature was not unusual in Potohar region especially in the federal capital.

Thursday’s Lowest Temperature: Astore, Leh -12°C, Gupis, -11°C, Kalam -10°C, Hunza -8°C, Quetta, Bagrote -7°C, Gilgit -6°C, Parachinar, Dalbandin, Zhob -5°C, Dir, Malam Jabba, Kalat and Rawalakot -4°C.

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January 2, 2021 at 06:47PM

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