Karachi Braces For Siberian Thrust, Fog Grips Motorway

Met Dept to launch a new RADAR in Karachi in 2020

KARACHI: Siberian thrust (Winds) is likely to strengthen over Karachi and adjoining areas after 24 to 36 hours, marking the formal start of Winter Season 2019.

According to Met experts, temperatures will gradually start falling after 27th November after which day time maximum temperature is expected to remain between 26-28’C, while mercury will drop down at night time to as low as between 14-16’C.

Weather will remain cold / dry and windy for next few days in Karachi and adjoining areas and from now on temperatures will remain cold, and by 1st week of December Night Temperature will fall further by 2-4’C.

According to National Highways and Motorways Police, Fog has gripped area from swabi interchange (KM 419) to swabi interchange (KM 420), rendering visibility from  80-100 meters.

Met Department Adds:

Rain-thunderstorm occurred at isolated places in districts of Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Weather remained dry in most parts while cold in northern parts of the country.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, up to 13 mm of rain recorded in Upper Dir, Drosh 09, Mirkhani, Kalam 08 and Chitral 02 mm, while 2 inches of snowfall recorded in Kalam.

Lowest Minimum Temperatures recorded during last 24 hours: Kalam, Bagrot -02°C, Kalat -01°C and Asotre 0°C.

In KP, Weather remained cold and dry in most parts of the region, while very cold in upper parts. However, rain-thunderstorm occurred at isolated places in Malakand division.

Met dept says a westerly wave is present over northern parts of the country and continue to affect upper parts during next 24 hours, due to which, dry weather is expected in most parts of the country , while cold in northern parts, however rain-thunderstorm (snowfall over mountains) is expected at scattered places in districts of upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, upper Punjab, Gilgit Baltistan, Kashmir and Islamabad.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) says it is going to launch a new RADAR in Karachi in 2020 which will cover the entire Sindh province from Jacobabad to Badin. That RADAR will help monitor the intense thunderstorms or heavy rain producing clouds therefore, the Met team will be able to provide you the most accurate real time updates.

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